Carmarthenshire Coastal Path

The Carmarthenshire Coastal Path takes walkers from the rather better known Pembrokeshire Coastal Path to the wonders of the Gower Coast Path. However Carmarthen Bay is one of the most important conservation areas in Wales and it is a staggeringly beautiful part of the country’s coastline with a fascinating history and rich diversity of wildlife. The exciting new trail helps walkers explore this exceptional piece of coastline – from Telpyn Point near Pendine in the west to the Loughor Estuary in the east.

On the way there are wonderful beaches to be walked – Pendine and Laugharne Sands; picturesque towns and villages – Laugharne, Saint Clears, Llansteffan, Kidwelly and Burry Port; beautiful scenery to be viewed; and unusually for the All Wales Path, the trail passes through a large market town, the town of Carmarthen, the county town of Carmarthenshire.

The huge estuary of the three rivers, the Taf, Tywi and the Gwendraeth, forces the path inland to Carmarthen before it returns to the coastline at the estuary of the Loughor. Passing Burry Port the path passes close to the wide expanse of the Cefn Sidan Sands with its backdrop of dunes before following the route of the Millennium Coastal Path, at Llanelli, and crossing the River Loughor to the Gower Peninsula.