Carmarthenshire’s beach lovers have never had it so good after Pembrey Country Park has once again earned itself more Blue Flags than anywhere else in Wales.

Cefn Sidan has secured the prestigious Blue Flag status, which makes it the most awarded Blue Flag site in Wales since 1988.

It has won on consecutive years since 2009, apart from 2020 when the awards were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Cefn Sidan was also the first Welsh beach to win the international accolade.


The Blue Flag award is only given to beaches, marinas and harbours that have the highest quality of water, environmental education and management, safety and services.

It is also an indication of a world class visiting experience and attraction site for locals and visitors alike.

The popular tourist attraction has also won the Green Flag award for the last four years for its inspiring green space, having the highest possible standards, being beautifully maintained and boasting excellent visitor facilities.

Commenting on the accolade, Carmarthenshire County Council’s culture and tourism cabinet member said: “I’m delighted and proud that we continue to achieve these standards year on year.

“Pembrey and Cefn Sidan beach are two of Wales’ top tourist attractions and have something to offer everyone.

"This award symbolises quality and provides assurances to visitors and tourists when looking for a place to visit.”