There is lots of inspiration on the Discover Carmarthenshire

Here are our nearest / recommended options

Bury Port Beach and Harbour

SAM_4450Situated in the heart of the award winning Millennium Coastal Park, on the north coast of the Loughor estuary, it enjoys stunning views of the Gower and has a choice of two beaches either side of the harbour with the newest marina in Wales with a 450 berth facility. Parking is available right next to the beach.  There are also great fish and chip shops to eat in or sit on the beach with.

How to get there:  The shortest route is just 16 miles through Tumble, Pontyberem and towards Llanelli.   However we tend to head to Carmarthen and then turn left at the first roundabout on the A48 on to the A484.  Although this route is longer we find it quicker.


7 miles south of Carmarthen on the West side of the Towy estuary.  The beach is mostly sand with car parking behind the beach. There are toilet facilities with picnic tables within the car park.  The beach continues for about a mile up the estuary with views of the 12th century Norman Castle.

How to get there:  From Carmarthen leave the A40 at Johnstown and take the B4312 and it is signposted from there.  It takes just under half an hour to get there.



Millennium Coastal Park, Llanelli

This has had much work over the last 10 years and has a number of tourist attractions, wildlife habitats and leisure facilities. The Coastal Park has stretches of shoreline including Machynys and Llanelli Beach

How to get there:  From Cross Hands take the A476 to Llanelli.

Pembrey Country Park

There are miles of sandy beaches at Pembrey and a lot more to do besides.  Woodland walks and places to BBQ with a cafe near the beach  Pembrey Country Park


One of Wales’ longest sandy beaches, home to historic land speed record attempts. At the far end of this expanse, huge cockle beds are harvested all year round

This area was used, during World War II, for practising the ‘D-Day’ landings

How to get there:  It takes about 35 minutes to get there, through Carmarthen and then on the A40 towards St Clears then the B4314