|The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien|
|Original name||Ras Morthil|
|Other names||Langstrand («gran costa»)|
|Meaning of the name||Long Coast in Sindarin|
|Location||Gondor , Middle Earth|
|Ruler||King of Gondor|
Andrast , which means "long coast" in the Sindarin language , is a fictional place from the legendarium of the writer JRR Tolkien . It is a region and fiefdom of the Kingdom of Gondor , also called Ras Morthil . It is a long peninsula that juts out west of Gondor over the Belegaer Sea and forms the western end of the Bay of Belfalas .
At Andrast, the Númenóreans established a beacon, which was always lit to allow Númenor's sailors to find the entrance to the bay. They also established a military garrison and a small anchorage that allowed small ships and boats to carry provisions to the large ships that arrived from the islands.
In that peninsula, but more precisely in the forests that surrounded the region, the Druedain settled after their expulsion from the northern dwellings of the White Mountains , in what the men of Gondor knew as Drúaith Iaur or the "Old Púkel Territory".