The Beach Guide

Best beaches in Carmarthenshire

Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in Carmarthenshire as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Carmarthenshire is Marros Sands. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in Carmarthenshire just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

  • Marros Sands Beach © Humphrey Bolton | BY-SA

    1. Marros Sands Beach

    This long stretch of beach is somewhat off the beaten track and largely untouched. Whilst it isn't quite bucket and spade fare Marros Sands are a great place to enjoy some solitude and take a bracing walk. The beach sits around Telpyn…

    Dog friendly beach Lifeguarded beach Nudist / naturist
  • Pendine Sands Beach © Kevin Trahar | BY-SA

    2. Pendine Sands Beach

    Pendine Sands is a long strip of sand which is backed by sand dunes. The beach stretches for around seven miles and sits on the shore of Carmarthen Bay on the south coast of Wales. Running all the way from Gilman Point to Laugharne Sands…

    Lifeguarded beach
  • Ferryside Beach © Jeremy Bolwell | BY-SA

    3. Ferryside Beach

    Ferryside Beach forms part of the Taff Estuary and is a made up of a long strip of sand mixed with tidal marshes. The beach is located on the River Tywi which is a relatively secluded part of Dyfed. Set across the estuary is the imposing…

    Dog friendly beach Lifeguarded beach
  • Morfa Bychan (Pendine) Beach © Alan Richards | BY-SA

    4. Morfa Bychan (Pendine) Beach

    Pendine is a sand and shingle beach at the bottom of a cliff top, overlooking Cardigan Bay, and surrounded by pleasant, hilly countryside. The beach is popular for walking and boating, with excellent views from the cliff tops, and the…

    Dog friendly beach Lifeguarded beach Beach cafe Toilets
  • Burry Port Beach - East © Ian Paterson | BY-SA

    5. Burry Port Beach - East

    Burry Port is a long, mostly sandy beach with some pebbles to the east of the marina. The area is popular for watersports such as boating from the marina, which has its own lighthouse. Walkers also enjoy the surroundings, although there…

    Dog friendly beach Lifeguarded beach Toilets
  • Pembrey Beach - Llanelli © Colin Bews | BY-SA

    6. Pembrey Beach - Llanelli

    Pembrey 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…

    Lifeguarded beach Beach cafe Toilets Blue Flag beach
  • Llanelli and Loughor Estuary Beach © John Grayson | BY-SA

    7. Llanelli and Loughor Estuary Beach

    This sandy beach with mudflats is close to the Llanelli Docks, and is overlooked by a promenade. Cars can be left at the Millennium Quay Car Park on Traeth Ffordd, and then it is a short walk past the iconic Discovery Centre to the promenade.…

    Dog friendly beach Lifeguarded beach Toilets
  • Llansteffan Beach © Gordon Griffiths | BY-SA

    8. Llansteffan Beach

    This lovely beach is situated on the western side of the Tywi / Towy Estuary. I say it is a beach but apparently the tourist board won't call it one and insist it is referred to as an estuary. Well, if it looks like beach, feels like a…

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  • St. Ishmael Beach © Peter Kazmierczak | BY-SA

    9. St. Ishmael Beach

    Set at the at the mouth of three large river estuaries St Ishmael is a very secluded, mostly shingle beach. There are some sandy patches which become more frequent at the western end of the beach. The beach is surrounded by cliffs, and…

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