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Pembrey Beach - Llanelli (Cefn Sidan) Beach

Carmarthen, Gaerfyrddin / Carmarthenshire

An 8 mile long stretch of sand edged by a belt of sand dunes along the entire length. The beach falls within Pembrey Country Park. Visitors can enjoy clear views across Carmarthen Bay to Tenby and the Gower.

Beach Type



Including facilities for disabled people
There is also a cafe/restaurant
A first aid post
A lost child centre and a shop selling beach goods


Sea canoeing and fishing take place in zoned areas of the beach
The area also hosts local fishing competitions
Sandcastle competitions and parakarting and sand yachting events
Although there is a temporary ban on landsailing activities at the

Nature and Wildlife

The dunes and surrounding area are designated SSSI's (Sites of Special Scientific Interest). Nature trails exist throughout the Country Park. including the beach. The Saltings area is a local nature reserve. Rare plants and interesting birdlife exist thro

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned by the Country Park staff every day from April to September. both manually and by machine. Bins are available.


as are dog bins. although dogs are banned from the main 1 mile of beach between May and September.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Carmarthen Tourist Information Centre. 113 Lammas Street. Carmarthen. Tel: +44 (0)1267 231557. Fax: +44 (0)1267 221901


Nearest town: Carmarthen
County: Gaerfyrddin / Carmarthenshire
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6737, -4.31423
Postcode: SA16 0EJ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


The country park is well signposted from the M4 (Junction 48) and from the A484 (the Carmarthen - Llanelli coast road on which the park entrance is situated). Once in the Park. the beach is clearly signposted.

Public Transport

The hourly bus service between Carmarthen and Llanelli stops 1 mile from the Park entrance. The nearest train station is Bary Port. 4 miles away. There are buses and taxis connecting the Park to the station. The Celtic Trail Cycle Route to the Severn

Nearest Railway Stations

Pembrey & Burry Port (Approx. 3 miles away)
Kidwelly (Approx. 4 miles away)
Llanelli (Approx. 7 miles away)
Ferryside (Approx. 7 miles away)
Bynea (Approx. 9 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


1.000 car park spaces are available. including spaces for the disabled. There is a charge for car parking.

Nearby Car Parks

Pembrey Country Park - Pembrey Forest, Pembrey (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Pembrey Country Park - Miniature Railway, Pembury (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Pembrey Country Park - Dunes, Pembrey (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Pembrey Country Park, Pembrey (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Pembrey Country Park - North, Pembrey (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Pembrey Beach, Pembrey (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Factory Road, Pembrey (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Penybedd Picnic Site, Pembrey (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Sea View, Burry Port (Long stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Tramway, Burry Port (Long stay).
About 2.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Carmarthen