Cefn Sidan Beach (Carmarthenshire)

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    Cefn Sidan is a fine sandy beach backed by dunes that sits at the edge of the Pembrey Burrows and looks out into Carmarthen Bay in South Wales. The beach stretches for nearly 8 miles and at low tide you can have a long walk to the water. The fine sand does make it hard to create large sandcastles.

    The beach is large and exposed so it can be windy but a geat place to walk and the beach is popular for kite-buggying and kite-mountainboarding.

    Cefn Sidan forms part of the Pembrey Country Park and is also known as Pembrey Beach.

    Facilities include car parking, lifeguards (summer only), cafe/restaurant and beach shop.

    As this is a large beach with large areas of sand dunes it does have some naturism although this is not allowed.

    Cefn Sidan Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

    Cefn Sidan Beach has dog restrictions. Cefn Sidan beach, dogs restrictions on the main 1 mile of beach between May and September.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have no beaches around Llanelli, 8 beaches in Carmarthenshire, or check our list of Carmarthenshire Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Beach Water Quality
    Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
    • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
    • Good: generally good water quality
    • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
    • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
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