Wales Coast Path
This path, which follows the coast of Wales from north east to south east,passes through Laugharne and includes part of the Laugharne Heritage Walk and Dylan’s Birthday Walk. http://www.walescoastpath.gov.uk/default.aspx
The path is supported by Welsh Government and the coastal local authorities. The European Regional Development Fund allocated nearly £4 million over four years in support of the project. There have been substantial Improvements to the quality and alignment of the route to ensure that the path follows the Welsh coastline as close as it is safe and practical.
The idea was developed out of a desire to build on the economic success of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail and the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path – both of which are major contributors to the visitor economy of Wales. While the Coast Path is important for the Welsh economy, it is also seen as an important initiative in encouraging both locals and visitors to discover and enjoy Wales’ outdoor spaces and the health and welfare benefits it can provide.
The path follows Carmarthen Bay which is a coastline of great contrasts and takes in a range of habitats including fresh water marshes, salt marshes (including the largest continuous salt marsh in Wales), sand dunes, pine forests and coastal commons all supporting a spectacular array of flora and fauna.
In places, the Coast Path heads inland around the estuaries of the Taf, Towy and Gwendraeth, passing through the county town of Carmarthen. The Wales Coast Path has been developed by the Welsh Government in partnership with Natural Resources Wales (incorporating the former Countryside Council for Wales), sixteen local authorities and two National Parks.