Carmarthenshire is located in the South West of Wales and is the third largest in Wales. The three largest towns are Llanelli, Carmarthen and Ammanford. The county town and administrative centre of Carmarthenshire is Carmarthen and the most populous settlement is the area in and around the town of Llanelli. With its fertile land and agricultural produce, Carmarthenshire is known as the “Garden of Wales”. However there’s a lot more to Carmarthenshire than just its gorgeous green countryside, as it has some of the most glorious sandy beaches in Europe. The county is bounded to the north by Ceredigion, to the east by Powys, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea, to the south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the west by Pembrokeshire.

The Millennium Coastal Park was originally a project undertaken by Llanelli Borough Council to transform a 20 km stretch of industrial wasteland on the south Carmarthenshire coast in to green parkland. The project was then taken over by Carmarthenshire County Council and aims to transform the land into a recreational area for the general public. Although many parts of the park have been finished and open to the public for a while, the development of new facilities continues in forms such as the expansion of Burry Port marina and the construction of housing and leisure complexes at Llanelli’s North Dock. The park offers views of the Gower Peninsula on the other side of the Loughor estuary, and features a variety of visitor attractions including the  National Wetlands Centre Wales at Penclacwydd and Sandy Water Park. The Millennium Coastal Path (a stretch of the Celtic Trail cycle route, also known as National Cycle Route 4) runs through the park.

Pendine Beach, Carmarthenshire