With a massive expanse of sand, Llansteffan is one of the best dog walking beaches in South Wales.
It is a short drive from Carmarthen through Johnstown. There is free parking, public toilets, a small cafe and a fish & chips vendor. There are views across the estuary to Ferryside and the Arriva Wales train can be seen as it takes it coastal route towards Swansea.
The geology is striking with alternating layers of sedimentary rock showing deposition in reducing conditions to create grey layers often interchanging to oxidising conditions to create contrasting red layers. Or in less technical terms rocks that look like streaky bacon.
These pictures courtesy of @lizzieLoubi on twitter.
There is a holy spring that feeds into a river that enters the bay. It is a great rehydrating spot for thirsty dogs.
Molly has to go further into the archway than anyone else.
Molly and Sadie the springer love this river. It is a real cooling stop.
There is plenty of room at Llansteffan to run a pack of dogs. Our little pack of Molly, Sadie and Rocky love it there.
When not running on the beach they are exploring the rocks.
Llansteffan beach is an essential stop on a visit to Carmarthen, especially if you have a dog. Try it next time you are heading to Wild West Wales, DimExcuses.