Places to visit
Things to do around Carmarthen Bay
Some days you’ll certainly just want to sit on the patio with a cold glass of wine taking in the views. For the days that you want to be out & about, please find below some great things to do and places to visit.
With six fun-filled amusement and activity zones, some of which are undercover, there is something for everyone to enjoy. So, when you are looking for fun things to do for all the family, whatever the weather, look no further than Folly Farm. A great day out for people of all ages.
Attracting over 300,000 visitors each year, Cefn Sidan beach has 7 miles of unspoiled sand and is the longest beach in Wales. There’s miles of woodland walks, picnic areas, a dry-ski slope & toboggan run, horse riding, land yachting, orienteering, parascending, a mini railway and putting green. It’s a must!
One of Wales’ best kept secrets! It is built on a steep bluff overlooking the River Gwendraeth and presents a vision of medieval times. Originally constructed in the 13th century, it is remarkably well preserved. Its soaring twin-towered gatehouse stands almost to its full height. The children will love their time here.
A family run horse riding centre situated in Pembrey Country Park, Carmarthenshire. With direct access to 2,000 acres of forestry on the edge of an 8 mile golden sandy beach. They aim is to provide you with a safe and enjoyable time riding horse’s and ponies, whatever your level of experience.
Millennium Coastal Park occupies approximately 10 miles of coastline on the Burry Estuary. It offers many unique features including a continuous traffic-free cycle/footpath, the National Wetlands Centre for Wales, Burry Port harbour, Millennium Quay, the Discovery Centre, and also a championship golf course.
The Gwili Steam Railway operates a standard gauge preserved railway from Bronwydd along a short section of the former Carmarthen to Aberystwyth railway that closed for passenger traffic in 1965. The locomotive stock of the Gwili Railway is unusual in that it mostly represents local industrial and wartime operations rather than mainline services.
Providing a top quality selection of motorsport action … cars, motorcycles, karts & trucks. Pembrey also hosts rallies and sprints. The circuit is an ideal base for corporate and motor sport team activities, and offers a dedicated series of motorsport performance driving schools.
Fancy a flutter? Ffos Las has brought back top class racing to West Wales for the first time since 1937. The setting is magnificent, surrounded by rolling countryside and views down the Gwendraeth Valley to Carmarthen Bay. It was once the site of the largest open cast coal mine in Europe.
Located on the scenic Burry Inlet, Llanelli is an idyllic array of lakes, scrapes, streams and lagoons. The estuary attracts thousands of wild birds viewable from a panoramic tower. During summer season, you can hire traditional canoes to see the Wetlands Centre from a different angle.
It exists to develop a viable world-class national botanic garden dedicated to the research and conservation of biodiversity and its sustainable utilisation, to lifelong learning and to the enjoyment of the visitor. The garden is home to some of the rarest and most endangered plants in the world.
The quaint fishing town of Tenby is a must to visit during your holiday in West Wales. There are several blue flag beaches, a beautiful harbour where you can board regular boat trips taking you to Caldey Island to visit the Benedictine monks. If you’re lucky, you’ll have some seals following you on your journey.
Oakwood is one of Wales’ premier visitor attractions with hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Major rides include Speed, Hydro, The Bounce, Virtigo, and its world renowned wooden roller coaster Megafobia, for which it has won numerous awards. A great day out for all of the family.
From Swansea Bay, through The Mumbles and onto the many many stunning beaches and coves of The Gower Peninsula itself. The Gower was the very first region of the UK to be designated an area of natural beauty, a wonderful contrast of a very beautiful coastline and mile after mile of rolling countryside.
There is no doubt that this regular feeding has helped the Red Kite breeding population maintain it’s stronghold in Carmarthenshire. 20 years ago there were less than 30 breeding pairs of Kites but now, with careful management and protection, there are now well over 300 pairs. Located at the western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park in Carmarthenshire, Wales.
With breathtaking scenery whichever way you turn. The Brecon Beacons are the highest mountain range within South Wales, perfect for walkers and sight-seeing alike. The Dan-yr-Ogof Showcaves offers 11 miles of spectacular cave systems … a magnificent under ground world waiting for you to explore.