Wales Coastal Path - South West

South West Wales, Llanelli, Powys, SY20 8TG, Wales

Your journey starts at Llanelli towards Kidwelly Quay. Kidwelly to Carmarthen - a very popular retail centre for the surrounding area - will take you through the villages of Llansaint, Ferryside and Croesyceilog.

From Carmarthen you will follow the River Towy, skirting south of Llangain village, then heading for the hills and crossing open countryside to St Clears. The coastal path takes you through the lower part of Laugharne, renowned for its connection with Dylan Thomas, onto Amroth, the starting point of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, an 186 mile long distance path which the Wales Coast Path has adopted as part of its route.

The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path National Trail twists and turns its way through some of the most breathtaking coastal scenery in Britain. From Amroth in the South to St Dogmaels in the North, the trail covers almost every kind of maritime landscape from rugged cliff tops and sheltered coves to wide-open beaches and winding estuaries.

At its highest point - Pen yr afr - the path reaches a height of 574 feet (175 m), and at its lowest point - Sandy Haven crossing - it is just 6 feet (2m) above low water. Whilst most of the coastline faces west, it offers - at varying points - coastal views in every direction of the compass.

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