Carmarthenshire Coast Path

Carmarthenshire Coast Path

Walk the inland trails and sandy coastline of Carmarthenshire on the Wales Coast Path.

5 to 9 nights
62 miles
Easy / Moderate to Demanding

From £550 per person

Discover the available tours

About this route

The Carmarthenshire Coast Path differs from the rest of the Wales Coast Path due to its dramatically contrasting scenery, built by frequent trips inland through a gentle countryside of fields and woodlands.

While the coastal sections of the Carmarthenshire Coast Path walking holiday may seem limited, the spectacular views upon reaching them certainly do not disappoint. The many wonderful towns and villages along the way are well-stocked with a full range of facilities, with the most interesting example being Carmarthen itself, one of the oldest towns in Wales.

The undulating and changeable terrain provides plenty of interest to keep walkers engaged, and features a wonderfully diverse mixture of quiet forest paths, rugged clifftop trails and rolling green hills. A stunning walking holiday full of Welsh character.

Looking to complete the full Wales Coast Path? This itinerary links up perfectly with the Pembrokeshire Coast Path to the west and the Gower Coast Path to the east.

© Contours Walking Holidays Carmarthenshire Coast Path map
Amroth to Burry Port
62 miles (99 km)
1st February to 28th October

Holiday highlights

Visiting the ancient castles at Amroth, Laugharne, Llansteffan, Carmarthen and Kidwelly.

Rounding the tidal channel of Afon Taff and watching the gentle waterside scenery and wildlife.

Exploring the busy, well-stocked marina at Burry Port and taking in the tranquil atmosphere and pleasant views.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
CACP1 From Amroth(L) to Burry Port 5 nights, 4 days walking Demanding£550
CACP2 From Amroth(L) to Burry Port 6 nights, 5 days walking Moderate / Demanding£660
CACP3 From Amroth(L) to Burry Port 9 nights, 8 days walking Easy / Moderate£990

Carmarthenshire Coast Path 5 nights, 4 days walking

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  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Travel info
  • Weather

Travel to Amroth(L) where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Amroth(L) to Laugharne. 12 miles (19.5km)

Day 2

Laugharne to Llansteffan(L). 15.5 miles (24.5km)

Day 3

Llansteffan(L) to Ferryside. 18 miles (29km)

Day 4

Ferryside to Burry Port. 16 miles (25.5km)


Depart from Burry Port after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

Overnight stops marked with an (L) have very limited accommodation, and therefore more often than not will also require a transfer, particularly on bank holidays and weekends. We will use non-transfer accommodation wherever possible.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to travel more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog-friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Traveller or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Traveller Supplement
£55.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£40.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£60.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 5 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

The Carmarthenshire Coast Path is a wonderful walk celebrating everything the region's coastline has to offer. Those wanting to explore the sights more thoroughly can add extra nights into their holiday, giving you more time to enjoy Carmarthenshire's coast in all its glory.

Laugharne is a tranquil town famed for being the hometown of the great Welsh writer Dylan Thomas. There are various landmarks dedicated to the famous poet dotted around the town, including the boathouse where Dylan Thomas lived and worked, Brown's Hotel where he often visited for a drink, and the graveyard of St Martin's Church where he and his wife are buried. Laugharne also boasts its own exceptional castle, as well as the Tin Shed Experience Museum, both of which offer unique insights into the town's turbulent history. Those interested in discovering a true hidden gem of a town would enjoy spending an extra night in Laugharne.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£60.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 61.5 miles (98.5 km)
Duration: 5 nights, 4 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 12 miles (19.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 18 miles (29 km)
Code: CACP1 Grade: Demanding
Season: 1st February - 28th October
Start of holiday: Amroth(L)
End of holiday: Burry Port

Travel Information

Useful information and travel links that will assist you in your plans to travel to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you with your full tour pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Cardiff and Bristol.

By Rail - The nearest rail stations to the start of the trail (Amroth) are either Kilgetty (about 4.5 miles away) or Tenby (about 8 miles away). There is a rail station at the end of the trail (Burry Port).

By Bus - There are buses to Amroth from Kilgetty or Tenby Monday to Saturday only, so a taxi would be required on a Sunday. Various bus services run from Burry Port.

From London - Trains run from London Paddington station to Kilgetty. From there a bus/taxi will be required to Amroth.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to take a taxi from Burry Port to Amroth.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.
"Approaching Llansteffan" by Anthony Pearse (2021) "Approaching Llansteffan" by Anthony Pearse (2021)