Living in Carmarthenshire

Page updated on: 08/08/2023

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Carmarthenshire is a county with something for everyone and is a perfect place to live, work and play.

Rugged mountains, gentle hills and lush green valleys dominate the northern and central areas of the county , with a coastline of beautiful beaches and hidden coves in the south, including two blue flag beaches at Cefn Sidan and Pendine.

A diverse blend of friendly rural and urban bilingual communities, give the county its unique and distinctive character. The picturesque coastal towns and villages that edge Carmarthen Bay such as Burry Port, Llansteffan and Pendine Sands offer stunning views of golden sands and wildlife at its most natural.

Llanelli, Carmarthenshire's largest town shaped by its industrial heritage, it's no longer coal, tin or copper which make their way to the coast, it’s visitors. People head to the Millennium Coastal Park and the nearby wide-open beaches for leisure, pleasure and wellness. The path runs through the Millennial Coastal Park and forms part of the Wales Coast Path. It is a 13-mile pedestrian walkway and cycleway along the south coast of Carmarthenshire, and links Llanelli and Pembrey Country Park.

The vibrant market towns of Llandeilo, Llandovery and Newcastle Emlyn have an encounter around every corner, with local food and drink in abundance. In between, are the breath-taking Brecon Beacons and Cambrian Mountains, and the oldest town in Wales, the county town of Carmarthen, sitting proudly on the banks of the River Tywi, Wales’s longest river.

Good road links, one of the lowest crime rates in the UK, beautiful countryside and coastline, good schools and housing all add up to a fantastic quality of life in Carmarthenshire.