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Para Karting at Cefn Sidan Beach, Pembrey

Adventure Activities

4 x 4 and Quad Biking

Quad Biking & 4 x 4

You’ll get muddy when you give this thrilling activity a go but don’t worry, protective clothing is provided. Choose from farm and woodland terrain as you set off at top speed, dodging the obstacles along the way.

Abseiling

Abseiling

Abseiling is not for the faint hearted, but if you dare to give this a go, it will give you a real taste of adventure. Exhilarating ascents and breathtaking descents are the order of the day as you harness up, hook up and get climbing.

Caving

Caving

Caving is a great activity for the whole family. Activities centre like Morfa Bay Adventure have their very own ancient cave system the Green Bridge cave. Steeped in history, the caves were once thought to have been used by smugglers and bandits, you will here ancient tales as your instructor takes you from chamber to chamber through small passages on your hands and knees!

Coasteering

Coasteering

For the uninitiated Coasteering involves squeezing into a wetsuit, buoyancy aid and old trainers, then working your way around the coast at sea level - simple enough if you're on a beach, but a different story if you're beneath craggy sea cliffs - and you will be.

Gorge Walking

Gorge Walking is scrambling up or down a river or stream. Now this might seem quite tame but it is the type of river that makes the difference. As the name might suggest, all the rivers we operate in, run through steep gorges which produces various natural challenges for your team to overcome. These challenges can range from abseiling down 30 foot waterfalls, climbing up 15 to 20 foot waterfalls, jumping 15 foot into plunge pools and many other fun and thrilling activities along the way.

Horse Riding

Horse Riding

Beach ride, trail ride, instructional riding holiday and a horse riding safari or short break ride - we think you will find that perfect horse riding in Carmarthenshire.

Horses and their riders are permitted in many forests and woodlands, and you are welcome in these woods to enjoy bridleways, forest roads and riding trails. If you want to ride in a Forestry Commission forest, contact your local office (Tel Llandovery 01550 720394) as they will be able to tell you where you can ride and where you need a permit.

Riding Routes:

Kayaking, Canoeing, White Water Rafting & Sea Kayaking

Kayaking, Canoeing, White Water Rafting & Sea Kayaking

Carmarthenshire has some wonderful beaches for Sea Kayaking. Choose between a relaxing trip around our beautiful coastline, getting up close to the wildlife and exploring secluded coves and caves.

Local kayaker 'Steve' (photo), enjoys a relaxing afternoon jaunt from Llanelli Beach to Burry Port Harbour, savouring a different perspective of the wonderful Carmarthen Bay coastline.

Laser Combat

Laser Combat

Outdoor Laser Combat is a wonderful, safe and fun game for everyone to play! Cenarth Paintball Games is the first paintball site in Wales to offer this fantastic new sport. An eye safe infra red beam like your TV remote is used. Unlike paintball you do not need to wear eye or face protection and you do not get bruised when "shot" by another player.

Paddle Boarding

Paddleboarding began in the early 20th century. Tom Blake is the obvious link between the ancient Hawaiian waterman and the 20th century Anglo waterman. Most paddleboarders feel that they are part of a waterman tradition that spans back to the early 20th century, and that they are carrying on a part of the waveriding culture that nearly vanished altogether in the early ’60s, once the so-called "Gidget-era" surfers became less interested in being complete watermen, and more focused on "performance" surfing. Stand up paddle boarding has seen a huge increase in popularity over the last few years.

Paintball & Laser Combat

Paintball & Laser Combat

Leave your computer games at home and get outside and play a REAL combat game, with REAL action and REAL adrenaline. Paintball is great for real thrill seekers & laser combat is a fun alternative for younger players or those who don't want bruises! Come and play on some of the most exciting game areas in Wales, with real military vehicles, buildings and even a castle!!

Parakarting & Land Yachting

Parakarting & Land Yachting

Parakarting or Kite buggying is the activity of being propelled across the land in a wheeled vehicle powered by the wind. With two 7 mile + sandy beaches, Carmarthenshire is a firm favourite. Parakarting takes place on specific beaches (Cefn Sidan, Pembrey & Pendine) under agreement between the local authority and the Land Sailing Club. Carmarthenshire Land Sailing Club (CLSC) is a club that provide access to the beaches for Kite Buggiers. For more information, contact Carmarthen Land Sailing Club, e-mail:

River Swimming

River Swimming

One for water babies... Float, bob and swim your way down the River Teifi in Carmarthenshire, rushing through white water and meandering down more gentle stretches.

Windsurfing & Kite Surfing

Windsurfing & Kite Surfing

Carmarthenshire has plenty of wind energy, so why not harness all that free power and use it to go windsurfing? Former European wave sailing champion Tristan Boxford developed his talents in South West Wales and reckons that you can find that sailing in the region will suit beginners, intermediates and "even those pushing the limits of windsurfing".

Spots such as Pendine will have plenty of sailors scudding across the ocean on a windy day. New wider and more stable boards, designed specifically for windsurfing beginners, make the whole process a lot easier. Within an hour or two you should be able to sail along in a gentle breeze. By the end of a weekend, you'll find the learning curve has accelerated dramatically and you'll be ready to book your next weekend windsurfing in Carmarthenshire.

There are several windsurfing schools around the Carmarthenshire coastline where qualified instructors will kit you out with a board, buoyancy aid and wetsuit, provide some land-based lessons about the gear and how to use it, and then take you into shallow water to learn the basics. Carmarthenshire has two long beaches which are suitable for all types of wind assisted activities. Pendine beach is the most popular destination with Windsurfers and Kitesurfers. Cefn Sidan is also another good location. The beach at North Dock Llanelli is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the best kite surfing areas in Wales. With only a few feet of water and good winds, you can often see 20 or 30 kitesurfers showing their skills with jumps and high speed surfing along the bay. The tides are the deciding factor, with suitable water available a few hours each side of high tide.

Zip lining & High Ropes

Zip lining & High Ropes

High ropes courses are a challenging outdoor activity. In order to complete the course individuals must climb a variety of obstacles which consist of using a cargo net, Burma bridge or Jacob's ladder, made of rope, and artificial climbing wall.