Dog Friendly Coastal Walks
A stroll with your dog doesn’t get much better than on Carmarthenshire’s golden, sandy beaches. We are blessed with some of the longest beaches in the UK, which, during the autumn and winter months (from 1st October to the 30th April) are open along their full length, with no boundaries or restrictions, to dog walkers. Even during the summer months, the beaches are open for business to dog walkers along much of their length. Just look out for the signs!
Seven miles of glorious golden sands overlooking the prominent outline of the Gower Peninsular, this vast stretch of sands once echoed to the roar of monster machines driven by the likes of Sir Malcolm Campbell who famously set the World land speed record here in the 1920’s.
NB: Part of the beach is used by the MOD for firing, conveyed by the use of red flags which are on display while firing is in progress. The firing area however, is a good distance from the main part of the beach, which is large enough for there still to be plenty of room to "play".
Dog Free Zone › Pendine Walk › Map ›
Nestled in between Pendine and the pretty coastal village of Laugharne, Ginst Point is the unexplored end of Pendine Sands. Like its neighbour down the road, Ginst Point is used by the MOD for live firing most weekdays and is not open to the public during these times. At other times, most weekends and evenings, Ginst is a great spot for dogs on leads. Contact Range Control, to find out firing times on 01994 452310.
A sleepy and timeless sea town on the Taf estuary, made famous by poet Dylan Thomas where he once lived and, inspired by his surroundings, wrote many of his great works, including 'Under Milk Wood'. Overlooking the estuary are the dramatic ruins of a Norman Castle. The craggy cliffside walk that leads to Dylan Thomas’ boathouse is great for dogs on a lead (no more than 3 dogs per person) For those looking for a longer circular route, this walk with its dog friendly stiles and gates continues along the riverside past the boathouse and inland, bringing you back to Laugharne.
Laugharne Walk › Map ›
Never crowded, this golden sandy beach, closely watched over by the village’s imposing Norman Castle, is a must for dog walkers. The surrounding countryside around the castle grounds also offers some great dog friendly walking.
Dog Free Zone › Llansteffan Walk › Map ›
Cefn Sidan, Pembrey
Wales’ longest beach, Cefn Sidan stretches for a stunning eight miles along the southern fringes of Carmarthenshire’s coastline. With a dog free zone on just one mile of its length between May & September inclusive, dogs and their owners can still enjoy seven miles of golden sand, even in the summer months. Follow 'dogs for the beach' signs. No restrictions between 1st October and the end of April.
Dog Free Zone › Pembrey Country Park › Map ›
The pretty coastal village of Ferryside looks across to Llansteffan and its commanding Norman Castle. No restrictions on dogs on this picturesque riverside beach so you can exercise your dog to its hearts content while you lap up the scenery. Nearby St. Ishmaels also has a dog friendly, restriction free beach.
Ferryside Walk › Map ›
Situated on the 11 mile long dog friendly Millennium Coastal Park, Llanelli beach has no restrictions on dogs at any time of the year. With a range of things to do, this area is a great place to pass away the time with your dog, whether it be on the park itself or at the beach. The Discovery visitor centre based at the beach front has a café and ice cream parlour and will provide a water bowl for your dog on request.