Llansteffan Beach

Llansteffan Beach

Last Updated on February 19, 2024 by Suzy McCullough

Things to do at Llansteffan Beach Review

Technically, Llansteffan beach is a tidal estuary, rather than a beach. As such, it’s too dangerous to swim in, although you can paddle in the riverbed when the tide is fully out. Please do not attempt to cross the estuary, even at low tide.

It is a large expanse of sand located on the western side of the Tywi estuary. The sand is fine and golden and is ideal for building sandcastles. To the rear of the main beach, there is a grassy area with picnic benches and a play area for children. The beach is overlooked by the ruins of Llansteffan Castle which you can climb the tower of and enjoy views over the estuary.

There are two large free, car parks at either end of the beach, one with public toilets and a takeaway fish and chip shop. The beach is also dog-friendly, but there are restrictions from May to September.

FAQ and Further Information Llansteffan Beach

Is there food and drink available?

There are places nearby serving drinks and snacks.

What are the main things to do?

Huge stretch of sand perfect for building sandcastles with a play park nearby. The sand is an estuary that must not be crossed nor can you swim in the water here.

Is there parking?

There is parking nearby and charges apply.

Dog friendly?

The beach in Llansteffan has restrictions where a strip of beach is inaccessible to dogs and is clearly marked with signs.


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