Millennium Coastal Path Llanelli
This fabulous country park in Carmarthenshire has miles of coastal cycling and walking paths to enjoy. You can follow National Cycle Route 4 along a super traffic free path which passes along the beautiful Loughor estuary and the Gower peninsula. The route takes you past Llanelli beach and Tywyn beach to Burry Port where you will find a pretty harbour, beach and the newest marina in Wales. You then head back east passing Sandy Water Park and Machynys beach before coming to the National Wetlands Centre where you can look out for a variety of birdlife. Look out for flocks of dunlin, ringed plover, sanderling and redshank along the coast whilst shelduck, oystercatcher and curlew can be seen further out on the mudflats.
Other highlights in the park include the excellent Discovery Centre where you will find a wealth of information about the area in a fabulous modern building.
If you would like to continue your outing you could head west along the coast to the fabulous Pembrey Country Park where you will find more lovely coastal scenery, woodland wildlife trails and bike hire from the Ski Pembrey centre.
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Millennium Coastal Park Llanelli Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Millennium Coastal Park Llanelli Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Millennium Coastal Park Llanelli OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Millennium Coastal Park Llanelli Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The park includes the St Elli's Bay eatery located in an iconic building situated on Llanelli beach. You can enjoy your refreshments with a great view of the coast here. You can find the cafe at the Discovery Centre North Dock, Traeth Ffordd with a postcode of SA15 2LF for your sat navs.
The path and the adjacent beach are a great place to bring your dog for a bracing walk. The park cafe mentioned above has a dog friendly area within the ground floor bistro too.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To continue your walking around Llanelli you could pick up the St Illtyd's Walk and follow it north up to the Swiss Valley Reservoirs. There's footpaths and a cycle path running along the two pretty reservoirs which are located near Swiss Valley. It's a peaceful spot with more lovely scenery to enjoy.
Near here there's the town of Pontarddulais where you can start a walk up to the viewpoint on Graig Fawr.
At the lake near Sandy you can pick up the Swiss Valley Cycle Route. The multi user trail runs along a disused railway path from the park to Tumble, passing the Swiss Valley Reservoir on the way.