Meander Through Sleepy Towns and Rolling Fields in Carmarthen
- The impressive Laugharne, Kidwelly and Llansteffan castles
- Dylan Thomas heritage sites
- Browns, where he would write/drink for long stretches daily (the stool he sat at is still there)
- Saint Martin's Church, a beautiful building where he is buried with his wife Caitlin
- National Botanic Gardens Wales, situated near Llanarthney in the Towy Valley
- Pendine Sands, where Sir Malcolm Campbell set the land speed record in 1927
- Fine views over Laugharne and the Taf Estuary from Wharley Point
Nature Hikes with Carmarthen Walking Holidays
As your route meets iron age forts, long stretches of secluded coast and sleepy villages scattered along the path, you'll find yourself walking through a quintessential Welsh rural landscape, where the day to day is kept at a more relaxed and gentle pace.
The coastline often diverts inland to woodland area, which in spring gives way to fields of wild flowers that lift the scenery and overrun the paths and stone walls. The sandy tracks you follow allow panoramic views to where the Tâf estuary meets the oncoming sea - from the east side of Carmarthen bay. In fact, you have an enviable vantage point of this very spot from the balcony of the Dylan Thomas Boathouse in Laugharne.
From Amroth the path gently zig-zags around the slopes of Marros Beacon, before dropping along the vast stretches of beach at Pendine Sands. At Saundersfoot the route turns inland (to avoid a large firing range) before meeting Laughrne, where there is a short, scenic stretch of coast before forced back inland towards St.Clears. There’s a glorious stretch of sand (Scott's Bay) beside the route toward Llansteffan – a small diversion off the official coast path.
From there the route skirts the sea, running inland where through Carmarthen your path is comprised of dense woodland, fields, farms and villages until approaching Ferrypoint. From Ferrypoint, the path turns inland again for a short stretch where you can catch glimpses of the Gwendraeth estuary around Kidwelly. Pass The National Wetland Centre (popular with birdwatchers) on your route into Llanelli.
Our Carmarthen Bay Itineraries
Amroth to Penclawdd
Distance: 74 miles (119km)
CAR2 ~ Amroth to Penclawdd ~ 8 / 7 classic
|Day 1||Arrive Laugharne||2n|
|Day 2||(t) Amroth to Laugharne||10 mls|
|Day 3||Laugharne to Llansteffan (t)||15 mls||2n|
|Day 4||(t) Llansteffan to Carmarthen||9 mls|
|Day 5||Carmarthen to Ferryside||9 mls||1n|
|Day 6||Ferryside to Burry Port||14 mls||1n|
|Day 7||Burry Port to Llanelli National Wetlands Centre (t)||9 mls||2n|
|Day 8||(t) Llanelli National Wetlands Centre to Penclawdd||8 mls|
|Day 9||Depart Penclawdd - GCP Start|
- Good standard accommodation at a mixture of guesthouses, farmhouses, local inns and B&Bs with en-suite or private facilities wherever possible
- Luggage transfers
- Personal transfer between accommodation and path that form a part of our standard package
- Route planning
- Walk pack including Trail Guide and mapping, itinerary, accommodation directions and route notes, lunch and dinner information, restaurant recommendations and holiday planning details
You choose which day you would like your holiday to start on. We will book your holiday in accordance with your requirements.
Our Carmarthen Bay holidays are available to walk March to October.
The weather along the west of Wales is prone to wet weather, with short outbursts of rainfall a possibility throughout the course of the year.
A large stretch of Pendine Sands will be closed intermittently due to MOD activity, to plan the best time to visit the area consult the weekly forecast.
Westbound travellers by train can change at Swansea for Saundersfoot, other train services typically have to make a change at Bristol Parkway for Swansea.
The nearest railway station to Penclawdd is Gowerton, easily reached by bus from the village. Here, services head westbound towards Llanelli (where they continue to either West Wales or to Shrewsbury) and eastbound towards Swansea.
There are regular services between Carmarthen, Cardiff and London towards Milford Haven.
Carmarthen Bay Client Reviews
5/5 based on 5 reviews
Celtic Trails plan the itinerary according to our wishes where possible. It is very reliable and they choose good accommodation and the best taxi services. the long distance hikes take us through places we would never see otherwise. We chose this walk as part of our Wales Coast Path Walk. Despite some boring road walking, the spectacular views are a big reward. It is always inspiring to meet other walkers.
Siân and Rolf - June 2023
Better than other companies. Very good communication. Very well organised. Top quality walking walk in excellent format. Great combo of beaches and cliffs.
Clare & Steve Rothery - June 2021
Celtic Trails are better than other companies - very good and comprehensive.
Nick - October 2019
We loved the natural beauty of the countryside and the coastal environment. We are very well and were surprised and delighted by the high quality of the food, even in small villages. The people we met were friendly and helpful. The accommodations were comfortable. We would recommend Celtic Trails to a friend.
Sarah & Susan - September 2019
Always first class service and excellent accommodation from Celtic Trails.
Anon. - June 2019
Booking Request - Carmarthen Bay
We will check your details and come back to you within two working days with a personalised estimate based on your requirements. We will then formally request a deposit of £150 per person (£100 per person for a single centre break) and book all your arrangements - find out about our full booking process here.
Please note this does not constitute a booking confirmation, we kindly ask you to refrain from booking any travel until we have confirmed all your arrangements.Still Have Questions?
If you are still unsure on any of your requirements, please do enquire with us first and one of our friendly team will be happy to help you with any queries you have.
Enquire About Carmarthen Bay
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Please note: exact accommodation booked will depend on availability.