8 nights
74 mls (km)
South-West Wales
Easy to Moderate
Mar to Oct

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 
Llansteffan Castle on the Carmarthenshire coastal path
Routes leading to Llansteffan from St Clears and Carmarthen on the Carmarthen Bay Coast Path

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.

Carmarthenshire Coast Path walk map
Our walking routes in Carmarthenshire take you from Amroth to Pen-clawdd

Path Walkthrough

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 Laugharne, 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)
    8 Nights, 7 Days
    from £1070 pp
    Amroth to Penclawdd
        8 nights, 7 days
    Ref: CAR2
    Grade: Classic
    • Good standard accommodation at a mixture of guesthouses, farmhouses, local inns and B&Bs with en-suite or private facilities wherever possible
    • Breakfast
    • 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.

    If you wish to upgrade your overnight accommodation on occasion, we will be happy to arrange this wherever availability allows – prices to be advised. Looking for different mileages or a different number of nights? Please contact us to discuss how our itineraries can be adjusted to meet your specific needs. Call one of our helpful team on +44 (0)1291 689774 or e-mail us here.

    Carmarthen Bay Client Reviews

    5/5 based on 6 reviews
    Very good and would recommend
    - September 2023
    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.
    - 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.
    - June 2021
    Celtic Trails are better than other companies - very good and comprehensive.
    - 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.
    - September 2019
    Always first class service and excellent accommodation from Celtic Trails.
    - June 2019
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