About Wales Coast Path - Carmarthenshire
Carmarthen Bay is a coastline of great contrasts and takes in a range of habitats including fresh water marshes, salt
marshes (including the largest continuous salt marsh in Wales), sand dunes, pine forests and coastal commons all supporting a spectacular array of flora and fauna. In places, the Coast Path heads inland around the estuaries of the Taf, Towy and Gwendraeth, passing through the county town of Carmarthen.
Please note that distances are one way unless otherwise specified. Where public transport is shown, this means that the
start and finish points are linked (timetable dependent). The use of www.traveline-cymru.info to plan your journey is recommended.
1. AMROTH to PENDINE (9km / 5.5miles)
The little known gem of the Carmarthenshire coast, with a landscape of spectacular cliffs and beaches reminiscent of
neighbouring Pembrokeshire. Pendine Sands has a thrilling history of land speed trials. (Bus)
2. LAUGHARNE (2.75km / 1.75miles) (Dylan Thomas Boathouse to Salt House Farm)
Take time exploring the village of Laugharne before a steep climb up Sir John’s Hill for great views. Along the way you will
find Laugharne castle and the world famous Boathouse where the poet Dylan Thomas lived and found inspiration.
3. LLANSTEFFAN (2.5km / 1.5miles)
This walk offers superb views across Carmarthen Bay and beyond. The path skirts the top of wooded and scrub-covered
cliffs. 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.
4. FERRYSIDE to KIDWELLY (8.5km / 5.25miles)
This section of the Path crosses pleasant countryside, away from the coast, but it includes magnificent views across three
river estuaries and over to the Gower Peninsula. Kidwelly’s main attraction is the imposing medieval castle. (Train & Bus)
5. KIDWELLY to BURY PORT (14.75km / 9.25miles)
A walk through Pembrey Forest, a nature reserve managed by the Forestry Commission. Planted on sand dunes, it is mostly
a Corsican pine forest, but with deciduous trees growing in parts. (Train & Bus)
6. BURY PORT to LLANELLI (6.75km / 4.25miles)
The coastline along the northern shore of the Loughor Estuary has been transformed into a unique array of tourist attractions,
wildlife habitats and leisure facilities. Known as the Millennium Coastal Park, the route is also bike and wheelchair friendly.
Take time to relax in the lovely Pembrey Country Park and visit Cefn Sidan beach. (Train & Bus)
A coastal walk should always be a safe and enjoyable experience and you should leave the environment as you found it.
• Stay on the Path and away from cliff edges.
• Wear boots and warm, waterproof clothing.
• Take extra care in windy and/or wet conditions.
• Always supervise children.
• Remember that mobile signal can be patchy in some coastal destinations.
• If you have restricted mobility, visit:www.walescoastpath.gov.uk for suggestions on suitable walks.
Please follow the Countryside Code:
• Be safe - plan ahead and follow any signs.
• Leave gates and property as you find them.
• Protect plants and animals, and take your litter home.
• Keep dogs under close control.