Wales Coast Path
The Carmarthenshire bit!
The Wales Coastal path provides a continuous walking route around the whole of Wales. 870 miles in fact! You can walk from the outskirts of Chester in the north to Chepstow in the south.
The Carmarthenshire stretch of the Wales coastal path takes you on a journey back in time, when Normans and Welsh fought bitterly to hold the strategic points around Carmarthen Bay, aiming to control passage up the rivers to the heartlands of Wales. Beneath each stone is a story, within each community a tale.
Bynea to Discovery Centre - 10km linear walk.
This stretch of the coast path offers you everything you need, from great attractions offering a break from your walk, to great food, as well as welcoming places to stay. The Wales Coast Path follows the celebrated Millennium Coastal Park’s Cycle and walking path on this section of the walk.
Discovery Centre (Llanelli) to Kidwelly - approx. 20km walk.
Burry Port, Pembrey and Kidwelly all have great places to stay and plenty of places to eat. If you deserve a break from walking, the attractions offer great distractions! Take time to relax in the lovely Pembrey Country Park and Cefn Sidan beach, or enjoy a coffee overlooking the marina at Burry Port.
Places to Eat:
Lighthouse Café Burry Port Harbour
Kidwelly to Ferryside - 6km, linear walk
On Leaving Kidwelly, and its imposing medieval castle, you’ll walk on both footpaths and quiet country roads, the route takes you through farmland and through the pretty village of Llansaint, then to Ferryside. This area of Carmarthen Bay is an important overwintering ground for seabirds, and for this reason was designated as the first marine Special Protection Area in the UK.
Places to eat:
The Gatehouse, Kidwelly
Ferry cabin, Ferryside
Ferryside to Carmarthen - 12km linear walk
This section of the coast path takes you from Ferryside, following the course of the Tywi, along quiet country roads and picturesque paths into the centre of Carmarthen.
Carmarthen to Llansteffan - 12km linear walk
This section of the path takes you from the bustling town of Carmarthen to the seaside town of Llansteffan. This walk offers superb views across the Afon Tywi, Carmarthen Bay and beyond. The path follows the river Tywi and detours to visit Green Castle woods with its mix of ancient and newly created woodlands, botanically rich meadows and hedgerows which provide a haven for wildlife, before ending in Llansteffan.
Places to Eat:
The Inn at the Sticks
The Beach Shop and Tea room
Llansteffan to St Clears - 12km linear walk.
The path takes you from Llansteffan to the pleasant market town of St Clears. The path follows the Taf River after leaving Llansteffan, passed its castle with clear views across the mouth of the estuary, to Pembrey Forest and its golden collar of Cefn Sidan Sands, and through the National Trust’s peaceful farmland at Wharley Point.
Places to Eat:
St Clears to Laugharne - 7km linear walk.
The path follows the River Taf, through farmland and along country paths. On entering Laugharne you will pass Dylan Thomas’ Boathouse and Laugharne castle; take time to explore the village where Dylan Thomas found inspiration and spent the last years of his life.
Laugharne to Amroth - 13km.
The walk will take you along Dylan Thomas’ Birthday walk as you leave Laugharne; before taking you to Pendine,whose dunes have witnessed motor history multiple times, as land speed records have been made and broken there. With the landscape of spectacular cliffs and beaches you will leave Carmarthenshire, and enter Pembrokeshire!