Cefn Sidan Beach Improvement Scheme

Facilities

  • Disabled toilets at main beach access point C
  • Disabled toilets at the Restaurant
  • Disabled Beach platform at point C
  • Viewpoint car park with access to glorious views across Carmarthen Bay and the Burry Estuary towards Gower
  • Most Park picnic and BBQ benches have been adapted to accept wheelchairs
  • Disabled access to the 2 Park  Bird Hides
  • A Beamer Tramper for free hire - advanced booking is preferable but not essential. Extensive trails around the Park have been modified to ensure Tramper accessibility
  • A transportation system for those with physical or learning difficulties to access across the soft sand to reach the tide line. This service is available by request at the Visitor Centre.

The duty Ranger will be called by the Receptionist to attend and assess the needs of the individual(s) involved i.e. what type of vehicle is required, what are the ideal times of pick up and collection etc.

Advance booking is preferable but this is not essential. For advance bookings please ring the Visitor Centre 01554 833913.

NB. Unfortunately we are unable to provide any physical lifting assistance with the individual or individuals involved.

  • Blue Flag Beach
  • Dry Ski Slope and shop
  • Tobbogan ride
  • Cycle hire
  • Adventure play area
  • Miniature train rides
  • 9 hole pitch and putt
  • Crazy golf course
  • Equestrian centre
  • Orienteering
  • Special events
  • Catering outlets
  • Toilets
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Delivery Partner

Carmarthenshire County Council
Carmarthenshire County Council

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Cefn Sidan has been described as one of Europe's best beaches.

With eight miles of flat, golden sand, this glorious beach, located in Pembey's Country Park has been given prestigious Blue Flag status.  The name translates from Welsh to mean 'Silky Back', a perfect description of the smooth, silky beach.

With lifeguards on active duty, the beach is safe and friendly with excellent access and facilities for disabled visitors and young children.

The beach has many different water and beach sports including sand yachting, swimming, sea canoeing and fishing, kite flying and parasailing. Safety is paramount on this beach and an area has been zoned off for these activities, allowing others to relax in peace.

There is also a host of excellent family attractions near the beach such as crazy golf, beach entertainers, a dry ski slope, toboggan run, charming miniature railway, cycle paths, and a permanent orienteering course.  As well as this, there is a horse riding event course and walks through the forests, as well as camping facilities for tents, caravans, toilets and showers.

The dunes and surrounding area are designated SSSI's (Sites of Special Scientific Interest). Nature trails exist throughout the Country Park, including the beach. The Saltings area is a local nature reserve. Rare plants and interesting birdlife exist throughout the park and there are 2 bird hides within the conservation area. On the beach, the strand line is of particular interest to beachcombers.

Pembrey County Park and award winning Cefn Sidan Beach will benefit from Green Sea funding through the transformation of the existing beach toilets and a new parent and toddler unit. The refurbishment is taking on energy conservation schemes aimed at reducing electricity, and water consumption.

If the beach is too windy you can always explore the treasures of Pembrey Country Park, where you'll find World War Two gun emplacements and Royal Ordnance structures that are classed as historical buildings.

 

 

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Coastal walking...

If you have a dog why not take it on an exhilarating walk, on the coast, path or in the woodlands at Pembrey

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Beachcombing

A wonderful time can be had beachcombing for shells (see mermaids purses, cockles, dog whelks, razor and oyster shells) and driftwood at Cefn Sidan or take a refreshing summer swim. There is a lifeguard patrolled bathing area (please check dates); please keep within the controlled area.

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Fishing...

Cefn Sidan storm beach is fantastic for fishing. Spot jellyfish washed up at high water mark – not all species sting, the most common one, moon jellyfish, trap plankton within its mucus

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Country Park Adventures

On a windy day head inland and explore Pembrey Country Park and forest, from cycling to sking, to toboganning and golf, adventure play to horse riding, it's all at Pembrey Country Park

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Soak up some history

At the Park spot World War Two era gun emplacements and Royal Ordnance structures that are now classed as historical buildings.

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Easy walking or maybe cycling

Take a walk on the All Wales Coast Path along the northern shore of the Loughor Estuary, towards the Millennium Coastal Park. This route is also bike and wheelchair friendly

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What's Here?


Area Objective

Pembrey County Park and award winning Cefn Sidan Beach will benefit from Green Sea funding through the transformation of the existing beach toilets and a new parent and toddler unit.

Energy conservation schemes will be employed aimed at reducing electricity, and water consumption. As one of Wales most visited attractions with over 500,000 visitors per annum, these benefits will be widely appreciated.

Parent Toddler Unit

Photo showing the defunct parent toddler which will be replaced in April 2012

 
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