Carmarthenshire Coast Path

The sandy coastline and pleasant inland trails of the Carmarthenshire section of the Wales Coast Path.

5 to 9 nights
60 miles
Easy / Moderate to Demanding

From £430 per person

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About this route

New Trail for 2018!

The Carmarthenshire section of the Wales Coast Path differs from the other parts due to its dramatically contrasting scenery, thanks to its frequent trips inland through a gentle countryside of fields and woodlands.

While the coastal sections of the Carmarthenshire Coast Path 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, as 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.

Carmarthenshire Coast Path map
Amroth to Burry Port
60 miles (96 km)
2nd January to 24th December

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 to Burry Port 5 nights, 4 days walking Demanding£430
CACP2 From Amroth to Burry Port 6 nights, 5 days walking Moderate / Demanding£515
CACP3 From Amroth to Burry Port 9 nights, 8 days walking Easy / Moderate£775

Carmarthenshire Coast Path 5 nights, 4 days walking

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

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

Day 1

Amroth to Laugharne. 12 miles (19km)

Day 2

Laugharne to Llansteffan. 15 miles (24km)

Day 3

Llansteffan to Ferryside. 17.5 miles (28km)

Day 4

Ferryside to Burry Port. 15.5 miles (25km)

Finish

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.

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 walk 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 walking on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Walker or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Walker Supplement
£35.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£25.00 per person / per night

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

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 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.

The small town of Burry Port would make a great option for a rest day during your walk. The area is famed for being Amelia Earhart's landing place when she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. The town?s impressive harbour and golden beach draw in tourists all year round, with the shoreline offering some of the best surfing waves in the county. Burry port is also fully stocked with a range of pubs, restaurants and shops to explore, offering a wonderfully relaxed environment in which to celebrate the completion of the Carmarthenshire Coast Path.

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

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 60 miles (96 km)
Duration: 5 nights, 4 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 12 miles (19 km)
Maximum daily distance: 17.5 miles (28 km)
Code: CACP1 Grade: Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Amroth
End of holiday: Burry Port

Travel Information

Detailed instructions on how to get to the start of the holiday and back from the end, are sent with your full holiday 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 station 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 - Few bus services run to Amroth. 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 the train from Burry Port to Kilgetty. From there a bus/taxi will be required 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.

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