Pembrey Beach - Llanelli (Cefn Sidan)
Pembrey (Cefn Sidan) is a long, wide, unspoilt, sandy beach, backed by sand dunes, stretching for approximately 8 miles. It lies within Pembrey Country Park and offers views across Carmarthen Bay to the hilly coastline on the other side.
The beach is particularly popular for activities such as swimming, and watersports, and its length and width make it an excellent place for visitors to stretch their legs between the ocean and the forested country park.
The country park itself spans over 500 acres and includes many trails for both walking and mountain biking, a number of ponds which can be havens for wildlife, and is scattered with old defences and pillboxes from World War Two. The park also offers many more facilities to visitors including a dry ski slope, a toboggan ride, crazy golf, pitch and putt, train rides, an adventure play area, and an equestrian centre.
A wetland ecosystem, known as Pembrey Burrows can be found behind the eastern end of the beach, and is a good destination for bird watchers.
The country park has a large car park from where the beach can be accessed along a path crossing the sand dunes. Public toilets can be found along this path, as well as a cafe.
Some further facilities can be found in the village of Pembrey, about a mile away. The nearby, larger town of Burry Port contains a greater selection of shops and places to eat, as well as a railway station.
Aside from walking, golf is also a popular pastime in the area, with a number of clubs close to the beach.
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Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs are banned from the main 1 mile of beach between May and September.
- Good fishing
- Disabled facilities
- First aid point
- Lost child centre
OS grid ref.
SS 4008 9975
1.000 car park spaces are available. including spaces for the disabled. There is a charge for car parking.
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Pembrey Beach - Llanelli Reviews
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John McCarthyJun 18th 2021
Super De-stressing place. Not populated in any way. Beautiful Beach
Best place I’ve been in Britain. People are saying there are a lot of bad people but we only saw dog walkers and families.
GillDec 04th 2020
approach by bike if you can along millennium coastal path from lively burryport harbour with new lifeboat station, cafes and famous lighthouse. you will be rewarded with 8 miles of stunning wild beach. so wide and long and beautiful. you can give the country park commercial centre a skip and enjoy a magical day if you prefer wilderness and quiet or travel in for a coffee if preferred. Bliss!
I love Pembrey park and Cefn Sidan beach.
Mr PowellSep 10th 2023
I don’t know what that ladies negative review was all about,Pembrey isn’t even that close to Llanelli you certainly won’t find any homeless people like she’s described.As a matter of fact you won’t find a nicer place to visit in my opinion.It’s got everything in one place,horse riding,crazy golf,9 hole golf course,ski slope,toboggan run,kiddies play areas,miles of nature trails in the woodland,8 miles of golden sand backed by dunes and the forest.over a 1000 parking places,and a licensed restaurant.
The most beautiful beach in the world.
KathleenJun 24th 2023
Always beautiful, all through the seasons.
Ella WhiteAug 17th 2020
I would not recommend. Full of garbage everywhere and lots of timewasters (alcoholics and homeless people ) in Llanelli. Sorry but won’t ever go or recommend to someone.