Beach Warriors event takes over the sands of Cefn Sidan

OVER 500 runners took part in the Beach Warriors 5-mile challenge on Sunday (May 13) on the sands of Cefn Sidan beach.

With the sun shining and blue skies children and adults of all ages enjoyed taking part in the races.

Participants had a number of obstacles to overcome during the 5-mile run, these included hurdles, barriers and a boxing ring.

Each runner was timed using an electronic chip timing system to record their score. A number of people ran to raise money for...

Burry Port RLNI called out to assist stranded cyclist

BURRY Port RNLI were called out on Sunday (April 29) at 5:23pm to assist a cyclist who was cut off by the incoming tide in the Saltmarsh area, West of Pembrey Old Harbour.

Alun Wells, the DLA & Press Officer for Burry Port RNLI said: "The 'D' class inshore lifeboat 'Diane Hilary' was launched within 5 minutes. It was crewed by Paul Mitchell, Nathan Gower and Jared Phillips and arrived on scene by 5:35pm. They quickly located the casualty and bicycle and safely returned back in the...

Sailors, shipwrecks and serendipity

William Guy may not be a household name in Llanelli. Neither would the large number of mariners who lost their lives in the waters off Llanelli.

The local graveyards are home to hundreds of mariners, many of whose lives were lost at sea. The maritime links are strong on both sides of the Burry Estuary and none more so than at Penclawdd where in 1864 William Guy was one of two men who lost their lives. John Bowen of Llanelli was the other. Both men were pilots and would have been...

Sea Dash to attract thousands of people this Boxing Day

THOUSANDS of people are expected to line the sands and take the plunge into the sea at Cefn Sidan Beach on Boxing Day.

The annual Pembrey Country Park Walrus Dip draws crowds in fancy dress from across Carmarthenshire and all in aid of charity.

Now in its 32nd year, previous events have seen Santas and Sumo wrestlers and all kinds of fancy dressers including Pantomime dames and even bikini beauties and brave mankini clad hulks making a dash for the freezing waves.

People...

Cefn Sidan water quality rated ‘excellent’

ALTHOUGH only the hardiest of souls would be brave enough to take a dip there at the moment, they’d be pleased to hear that water quality at Pembrey’s Cefn Sidan beach has been classed as excellent once again.

Natural Resources Wales has published its 2017 designated bathing water classifications, listing Cefn Sidan – managed by Carmarthenshire County Council – as excellent.

It’s more good...

80 bed Hotel/Motel planned for Cefn Sidan

Particulars detailing a prospective 80 bed Hotel/Motel yards from the famous golden sands at Pembrey - Cefn Sidan have been published on the website of Carmarthenshire County Council. pembrey-hotel-particulars-english

The council are seeking expressions of interest from experienced developers / tourism accommodation operators to create the 80 bed mid range temporary hotel / motel.

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Blue flag for Cefn Sidan

Cefn Sidan Beach in Pembrey has won the coveted Blue Flag again this year.

The Pembrey beach was among dozens of Welsh beaches to be named among the best in the UK and the world.

A record-breaking 50 Blue Flags are flying in Wales including Cefn Sidan after being judged in the Keep Wales Tidy’s Coastal Awards.

The prestigious award is only awarded...