Best beaches in Carmarthenshire

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Below are a list of the top 12 beaches in Carmarthenshire as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Carmarthenshire is Pendine 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.

  • 1. Pendine Sands Beach

    Pendine Sands © Kevin Trahar | BY-SA

    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 and it is also close to the small village of…

  • 2. Cefn Sidan Beach

    Cefn Sidan © Colin Bews | BY-SA

    Cefn Sidan (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 is particularly popular for activities such as swimming, and watersports, and its length…

  • 3. Ferryside Beach

    Ferryside Beach © Jeremy Bolwell | BY-SA

    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 Llansteffan Castle.

    The beach itself consists of a narrow area…

  • 4. Llansteffan Beach

    Llansteffan © Gordon Griffiths | BY-SA

    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 beach and smells like one, then in…

  • 5. Llanelli and Loughor Estuary Beach

    Llanelli and Loughor Estuary © Derek Voller | BY-SA

    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. There is a cafĂ© and kiosk to be found here.…

  • 6. Burry Port Beach - East

    Burry Port Beach - East © Alex Mcgregor | BY-SA

    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 are warning signs about the dangers of walking on the sandbanks and also about…

  • 7. Morfa Bychan (Pendine) Beach

    Morfa Bychan (Pendine) © Alan Richards | BY-SA

    Pendine is a sand and shingle beach at the bottom of a cliff top, overlooking Carmarthen Bay, and surrounded by pleasant, hilly countryside. The beach is popular for walking and boating, with excellent views from the cliff tops, and the chance of seeing marine wildlife such as seals, dolphins, or even whales out in the…

  • 8. St. Ishmael Beach

    St. Ishmael © Jaggery | BY-SA

    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 the coastal path that passes the beach offers excellent views of the…

  • 9. Marros Sands Beach

    Marros Sands © Humphrey Bolton

    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 Point from Amroth beach to the west and is a fair hike from…