British Beaches

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Llanstephan & Tywi Estuary Beach

Carmarthen, Gaerfyrddin / Carmarthenshire

A sandy bay on the edge of the Tywi Estuary, one of the three estuaries that open out into Carmarthen bay at this point, creating extensive tidal sand banks.

Beach Type



There are public toilets
Pubs and shops and a campsite


Exloring the castle

Nature and Wildlife

The tidal areas created by the confluence of these three estuaries provides an important habitat to various species of birds. Local oppourtunities for walks include coastal walks and exploring the early 12th century castle.

Water Quality

Fail (swimming not advised)



Tourist Information

Carmarthen TIC. Lammas Street. Carmarthenshire 01267 231557


Nearest town: Carmarthen
County: Gaerfyrddin / Carmarthenshire
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7703, -4.3844
Postcode: SA33 5LW
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Take the B3412 south from Carmarthen

Nearest Railway Stations

Ferryside (Less than a mile away)
Kidwelly (Approx. 4 miles away)
Carmarthen (Approx. 7 miles away)
Pembrey & Burry Port (Approx. 8 miles away)
Whitland (Approx. 10 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking is available close to the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

The Green, Llansteffan (Long stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Llansteffan Beach, Llansteffan (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Eva Terrace, Ferryside (Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Wharley Point, Llansteffan (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
The Grist, Laugharne (Unknown stay).
About 3.4 miles away
Church Street, Laugharne (Unknown stay).
About 3.4 miles away
Quay Road, Kidwelly (Unknown stay).
About 3.7 miles away
Glan yr Afon, Kidwelly (Long stay).
About 3.9 miles away
Station Road, Kidwelly (Long stay).
About 4 miles away
St Clears, St Clears (Long stay).
About 5.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Carmarthen