Carmarthenshire Coast Path Walking Holidays
Carmarthen Bay Coast Path is 74 miles (118 km) long of great diversity, combining golden sandy beaches, historic ports and tranquil estuaries. The first day of the Carmarthen Bay Walking Itinerary is challenging, but moderate from then on with fresh water and salt marshes, sand dunes and pine forests. Look out for the oystercatchers, shoveler and pintails on the various estuaries.
Our tour start from Amroth (where the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path ends) and follows the rugged coastline to Pendine, with its vast sandy beach. Pendine is associated with the land speed record attempts of Malcolm Campbell and JG Parry-Thomas with Bluebird and Babs.
The Carmarthenshire Coast Path continues to Laugharne, home of iconic poet Dylan Thomas passing his "writing shed" and home - The Boathouse, with its fabulous view over the Taf Estuary. More recently, Laugharne was the main location for hit BBC drama "Keeping Faith".
The Coast Path then meanders inland to St Clears, a town of Norman origin, before heading south to Llansteffan with its wooded slopes and beach by the impressive Llansteffan castle.
The next stop is one of the oldest market towns in Wales - Carmarthen or Caerfyrddin in Welsh - the fort of the legendary wizard Myrddin (Merlin).
Llansteffan Castle, because of its strategic position on the estuary will still be visible as you continue through Ferryside and onto Kidwelly, which also boasts an equally impressive castle. The coastal path continues through Pembrey Park (a 500 acre site of landscaped wood and park land) onto Cefn Sidan Sands and then onto Burry Port Harbour.
Join the Millennium Coastal Path all the way to Llanelli, the largest town in the county of Carmarthenshire and home to the Scarlets rugby team. You can end your walk at Llanelli or continue over the Loughor onto the Gower Coast ending at Peclawdd, famous for its cockles.
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