Have your own adventure in coastal Carmarthenshire, choosing from high-octane thrills, scenic coastal walks and traditional seaside fun! Carmarthenshire combines unbelievable coastal scenery with broad river valleys, hills and lakes with all the facilities you require along the way.
Carmarthenshire’s beaches have seen their fair share of adventurous endeavours over the years – from multiple land speed records broken on Pendine Sands to the touchdown of Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly across the Atlantic, at Burry Port.
From west to east, the first big expanse of coast you hit in Carmarthenshire is Pendine Sands, whose dunes have witnessed motor history multiple times, as land speed records have been made and broken there; pause at the Museum of Speed to find out all about it. Continue to pound the path eastwards and you can conquer three strategically located castles – Laugharne, Llansteffan and Kidwelly – positioned in and around the Taf estuary; the estuary and path dart into the town of Laugharne, home of famous poet Dylan Thomas.
The Loughor estuary, further to the east, has been transformed into the Millennium Coastal Park over the past 15 years, with cycle, buggy and wheelchair friendly pathways along golden beaches.
The Wales Coast Path circumnavigates the entire country’s coastline and Carmarthenshire’s section – though we do say so ourselves – is one of the most varied and attractive
The sight of foamy waves crashing onto the shore. The salty scent of the breeze. The rhythmical sound of the tide. The feel of sand between the toes. Whilst there are plenty of things people disagree on nowadays, one thing we can probably all agree on is that going to the beach makes us feel good.