Carmarthen is a busy town centre with many shops and restaurants, a museum, leisure centre and cinema, and is one of the oldest towns in Wales. Carmarthen offers everything you would think of in a large town, there is also drop in centres for those whom wish to attend, and clubs of all sorts including football, rugby, tennis & swimming.
The South West Wales coastline has some of the best beaches anywhere in Great Britain including Barafundle (above), the well known Pendine Sands (famous for land speed record attempts) and Rhossili on the Gower Peninsula (voted one of the best beaches in the world!). There are numerous small coves with their own small beach too and often a village, handy for a pub lunch!
nationaltrust.org.uk/rhossili and south gower coast
"Opened in 1970, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path was the first National Trail in Wales and is one of 15 National Trails in Britain. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail hugs the coastline for 186 miles or 299km of some of the most breathtaking coastal scenery in Britain. From St Dogmaels in the north to Amroth in the south, the trail covers almost every kind of maritime landscape from steep limestone cliffs, undulating red sandstone bays, volcanic headlands, beaches, estuaries and flooded glacial valleys."
Read more at visitpembrokeshire.com
Pubs & Restaurants
There are a wide variety of restaurants and pubs to suit all palates. Locally in St Clears there is an award winning Bangladeshi/Indian Restaurant, also two pubs serving traditional pub lunches and evening meals. A little further afield in Carmarthen you have numerous choices of cuisines from around the globe and all the usual fast food chains, something for everyone.
Trip Advisor - Restaurants in St Clears
Trip Advisor - Restaurants in Carmarthen
There are lots of places locally to engage in your favourite outdoor pursuits. The Brecon Beacons are not too far away if you like a proper hike or more active pastimes, as well as the Preseli Hills, known to be the source of some of the stones used at Stonehenge. There are numerous Nature Reserves offering excellent wildlife watching opportunities. The Brechfa Forest is nearby, a mixture of ancient forest and managed woodlands containing mountain bike trails as well as promoted walks and rides.
"The facility has become a regional hub for physical activity and offers a first class range of facilities including a 25 meter 8 lane Swimming Pool incorporating state of the art electronic timing, spectator area and Teaching Pool, All weather playing surface, Tennis courts, Gymnastic and Martial arts centres, Conference facilities and a 45 station Gym and Fitness studio. The centre also offers a full range of sporting activities for all ages including Fitness Classes"
Learn more here: Carmarthen Leisure Centre
Carmarthen and the local area has clubs of all sorts, such as football, rugby, tennis and swimming. We also have good links with the local rugby teams, and Welsh Premier League teams, Haverfordwest and Carmarthen Town. Carmarthen Golf Club offers reasonable rates & has a driving range if you want to practice your swing.
If none of these is your thing, we will do all we can to find you something you do enjoy.
We hope to meet you soon!
* Gelli Aur Care Ltd, Meidrim, Carmarthenshire, SA33 5PS *