As well as the local beach in Ferryside, South West Wales is lucky enough to have some of the best beaches in the world. Here are some of the local highlights.

Cefn Sidan

Set in Pembrey Country Park, 7 miles away, Cefn Sidan is one of the biggest beaches in the country. At over 8 miles long, its golden sands stretch as far as you can see, and the gently shelving sea means children can play safely in most weather. 

Just over the sand dunes, lies the country park which includes a dry ski slope, cycle paths. model steam railway and a host of other activities and events.

Pendine Sands

Just across the Three Rivers Estuary lies Pendine Sands, a flat, seven mile open beach.

It's possible to drive on certain parts of the beach, and it became famous as a location for world land speed records - four being set there between 1924 and 1927.

Rhossili Bay

A little further afield, but undoubtedly worth the effort, you'll find Rhossili on the Gower Peninsula.

Voted the best beach in Europe in 2017 by Suitcase Magazine, its three miles of beautiful golden sand are set off by Worms Head - one of the Gower’s most famous landmarks.

Barafundle Bay

To the west you'll find Barafundle Bay, another beach listed as one of the best in the world. Part of the Stackpole state, owned by the National Trust, it's a remote curving sandy bay backed by dunes and pine trees.

There's no road to the beach - the best option is a half mile walk and then climbing down the steps at the north end, into the bay. But being so isolated, and with its swathes of golden sand and crystal clear waters, on a hot summer's day you could easily be fooled into thinking you were in the Caribbean.

Looking for something interesting to do? Speak to one of the team on reception who'll be able to help guide you in the right direction.