Pembrey is a village in the county of Carmarthenshire, South Wales. The village is situated North of Burry Port and South of Kidwelly.
Only 4Km from Carmarthen Bay, the village of Pembrey is closely located to the famed long sandy beach of Cefn Sidan Sands, with it's dunes on the edge of the Pembrey Burrows. Lying between the town of Pembrey and Cefn Sidan Sands is Pembrey forest.
Accommodation and Services
Pembrey forest is one of Britain's sand dune forests, woodlands that are unusual and have become objects of great interest to naturalists. The forest is classified as a Nature Reserve and covers 1000 hectares. It is home to many rare botanical species, 35 species of butterfly, many migrant songbirds as well as birds of prey which include sparrowhawk and goshawk. Pembrey forest also forms part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Walks, Cycle Trails and Other Activities
There are many walks weaving in and around Pembrey, with St Illyd's Walk setting off from Sidan sands, continuing over varied terrain, and passing through Penybedd Wood. The Celtic Trail West is a picturesque bike trail which passes the golf course and the Pembrey Burrows and stretches around the coast, passing the Pembrey harbour. Many of the walks pass wartime reminders, including a concrete 'Astrodome,' a simulated trainer for fighter pilots that is now protected as an ancient monument. Pembrey, with it's racing circuit located just outside the village, is also considered to be the home of Welsh motorsport.