Pembrey Country Park

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5/5

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Things to do

Location

Pembrey Country Park

Date of travel

2013

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Travelled with

Family including children under 16

Reasons for trip

This is a local park managed by Welsh Authority, Carmarthenshire County Council . It has some lovely local walks along a secluded beach and forest. There is a Beach Kiosk & Cafe.

There are several nature trails and an Orienteering course available to visitors.

It is home to a very good pony riding school with access to a second riding school for people with disabilities right outside the park at the entry way on the main road.

I enjoyed the riding school with my children. The manageress Jackie was very friendly and knowledgeable and careful to select the right horses for me and my children according to our early beginner level of ability. The trek was for 1 hour through trails in a wooded area. The guides who attend each rider are very friendly and considerate.

The park's beach is also very well appointed with shelters and BBQ Area. It also has a Caravan camping area with Caravan club site (located outside the park), bar, restaurant & function room. There is a Lifeguard patrolled bathing area from 12 May – 30th Sept.

There is also a Parent & Baby room near main beach access. Disabled toilets at beach access, and restaurant and Disabled Beach Platform and Viewpoint Car Park. Also, a Beamer Tramper for free hire by the less mobile (required pre-booking).

There is also a booking service for guided walks/talks for Schools and other groups or for private groups with the Ranger Service.

Other activities include: Proposed Hill Roling Activity, 130 meter Dry Ski Slope & The longest Toboggan Ride in Wales, Cycle Hire, 9-Hole Pitch & Putt, Crazy Golf, Play Area, Miniature Railway, Conservation Area (Pembrey Saltings, Site of Scientific Interest), & as mentioned the Equestrian Centre.

There are NO FIRES OR BBQ'S allowed on beach or in dunes or in woodland areas.

Dogs are not allowed on the main beach from 1 May – 30th Sep, but follow dogs for the beach signs. No dogs are allowed in the Play Area. Dogs waste bins are provided.

There is also a Landyacht & parakart activity zone West of the Bach access.

Unfortunately, due to vandalism the tree tops High Ropes Tree Tops Adventure Trail is now dismantled and closed down.

The park is located at SAT NAV: SA16 0EJ. and can be reached by the Sustrans National Cycle Network connecting Kidwelly & Burry Port and the A484 Pembrey.

The Celtic Cycling Trail passes close to Pembrey Country park. It forms route 4 of the Sustrans National Cycle Network. Info Hotline is 0800 243731.

There is a bus service with a stop 2 km from the park entrance served by First Cymru service X12. Call 0870 6082608.

Season tickets are available to first time buyers at £3347.00, with renewal on receipt of old ticket at £34.00, valid April through March each year.

The cost is very reasonable for a day outing;

PARKING FEES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • May, June & September £3.50/car/van/minibus £2.00 per motorised 2-wheeled vehicle £8.00 per coach.
  • July & August £5.50 per car/van/minibus (£3.50 after 2:00 p.m.) £2.00 per motorised 2 wheeled vehicle £16.00 per coach.
  • October – March and after 4:30 pm all year around £2.00 all vehicles (coins required to operate auto barrier).

The park is open daily from dawn to dusk. For ski slope and toboggan run call 01554 448434443.

The visitor centre is a temporary building behind the old visitor centre. Call 01554 7442424.

The park main gates are closed between 10 am and 8 pm from 1st October to 31st March each year.

Call 01554 833913 in advance if you wish to book an activity or guided ranger tour..

All in all the best attaction for the Burry Port/Pembrey Area.

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