Cefn Sidan Beach

Beaches Blue Flag Seaside Award


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 2 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.


Cefn Sidan Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

Expect a temp in the range 1.7℃ to 6.2℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (NNW)
Monday, Jan 17
Expect a temp in the range -0.6℃ to 3.5℃ with wind speed 0.7 m/sec (NE)
Tuesday, Jan 18
Expect a temp in the range 2.3℃ to 2.8℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (SE)
Wednesday, Jan 19
Expect a temp in the range 5.4℃ to 7.6℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (S)
Thursday, Jan 20
Expect a temp in the range 3.4℃ to 4.6℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (NW)
Friday, Jan 21
Expect a temp in the range -1.6℃ to -0.3℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (NNE)
Saturday, Jan 22
Expect a temp in the range -0.2℃ to 1℃ with wind speed 1.7 m/sec (NE)

Llanelli weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK


Cefn Sidan Beach tide times.

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