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St. Ishmael. Kidwelly Beach

Kidwelly, Gaerfyrddin / Carmarthenshire

A large expanse of sand and shingle at the mouth of three large estuaries overlooking Carmarthen bay.

Beach Type



There is a campsite and a holiday camp nearby


Walking on the beach

Nature and Wildlife

Plenty of room to stretch your legs walking either way along the beach

Water Quality

Not Tested




No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

Llanelli TIC. Public Library. Vaughan Street. Carmarthenshire 01554 772020


Nearest town: Kidwelly
County: Gaerfyrddin / Carmarthenshire
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7419, -4.36841
Postcode: SA17 5UH
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Take Junction 48 off the M4. head through Llanelli and follow signs to Kidwelly. From Kidwelly. head west on the coastal road to St Ishmaels.

Public Transport

Although the train track runs right past the beach. the nearest stop is in Ferryside.

Nearest Railway Stations

Ferryside (Approx. 2 miles away)
Kidwelly (Approx. 2 miles away)
Pembrey & Burry Port (Approx. 7 miles away)
Carmarthen (Approx. 8 miles away)
Llanelli (Approx. 10 miles away)

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

Nearby Car Parks

Eva Terrace, Ferryside (Long stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Llansteffan Beach, Llansteffan (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Quay Road, Kidwelly (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
The Green, Llansteffan (Long stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Wharley Point, Llansteffan (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Glan yr Afon, Kidwelly (Long stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Station Road, Kidwelly (Long stay).
About 2.6 miles away
The Grist, Laugharne (Unknown stay).
About 4.5 miles away
Church Street, Laugharne (Unknown stay).
About 4.7 miles away
Pembrey Country Park, Pembrey (Long stay).
About 4.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Kidwelly