Cefn Sidan beach at PembreyCountry Park has been described as one of Europes best beaches.
The beach, (winner of the coveted Blue Flag award) is vast, probably 8 miles long and half a mile to the sea at it's narrowest when the tide is out. Cefn Sidan is also safe for bathing within the lifeguard patrolled area.
Even on a bank holiday, if you are willing to walk, you can leave the crowds behind and find a part of the beach where you won't see a soul for miles!
The beach itself is within the Pembrey Country Park and there is an entrance fee for vehicles, but the car parks are excellent. The park was once the site of a Royal Ordnance Factory producing munitions for the Allied Forces during the Second World War. The factory covered 500 acres and employed a workforce of 3,000.
In the country park there is a ski slope, toboggan run, minature railway,visitor centre, restaurant, and cafe.
There are nature trails, forest walks, and cycle tracks Facilities for the disabled are excellent.
There is also a Caravan Club caravan park with it's usual high standards, on the right as you enter the country park.
Attractions at Pembrey Park
130 metre dry Ski Slope
Longest toboggan in Wales
9 hole pitch & putt course
Diner, beach kiosk, restaurant
Visitor centre and gifts.
Parent and baby room near beach.
Opening or Visiting hours
The Park is open daily from dawn to dusk.
The Park main gates are locked between 22.00hrs and 08.00 hrs from 1st October to 31st March each year.
The Visitor Centre and Ski Pembrey are open daily all year round (apart from a few days over the Christmas period) (Ski Pembrey also close for Annual essential maintenance for 2 weeks in May each year)
All other facilities open subject to seasonal variance (see individual facilities for details).
Summer Dog Ban on Cefn Sidan Beach
No dogs on main beach - May to September.
Please follow 'dogs for the beach' signs as there is still approximately 6 miles of beach available for dog walking..
Disabled parking in car park 2.
Disabled toilets at Beach and Restaurant.
Disabled platform at beach access. View point car park. Beamer Tramper available for hire free of charge must be booked in advance, please ring for detail and information