There are several picnic spots at this five-mile beach- wander just a few metres to one of the benches on the seafront or spread a rug on the sands. Those with more energy should head west for rock-pooling or climb up to dramatic cliffs along the All Wales Coast Path. The views from up here across Carmarthen Bay are wonderful but if you want your picnic up here bring a rug as there are no benches! Pendine Sands is home to the setting of historic land speed records, ideal for flying kites and collecting shells and at certain times of the year you can even drive on the beach like those record breakers of old!
Picnic tip: find out when you can drive onto the beach and load up the car for the ultimate in beach dining.
How to reach: There is a car park on the seafront in Pendine.
Suggested walk: Pendine section of the all Wales Coastal Path
Nearby deli for winter picnic provisions:
The Ferryman Deli
With an ever-changing chalked up menu this is a foodie heaven in the centre of Laugharne. From fair trade coffee from their in house barista to platter of cheeses from Wales; home baked cake and a pot of tea to local pies and tarts. Situated on the historical Laugharne high street close to the castle and Dylan Thomas' boathouse, the Ferryman Deli is the perfect place to experience the Welsh charm of Laugharne.
The Ferryman Deli, Laugharne
Where to stay:
B&B- Broadway Country House- this impressive wedding venue, restaurant and hotel offers a relaxing base for those after a cosy countryside break, set on the outskirts of Laugharne. Its nine en-suite rooms boast comfy beds and sea views, whilst its restaurant serves an ever-changing menu of Welsh classics from lamb rump with leek and Caerphilly mash to Glamorgan sausages with spiced real ale chutney.
Self Catering- Coastal Wood Cottages- set amongst the peace and tranquillity of 17 acres of woodland, Coastal Wood offers five stylish renovated stone cottages on a working farm, boasting stunning views over Marros Mountain and national parkland, ideal for those seeking a quiet countryside escape.