Cefn Sidan Beach

Blue Flag Beach

Cefn Sidan was the first beach in Wales to achieve the coveted blue flag award and boasts over 8 miles of sandy beach, of compared to Californian Beaches such as the golden coast.

There are numerous beach entrances across the park.  Disabled access is best through the main entrance by the beach kiosk.

Throughout the summer months the beach is manned by lifeguards at the main beach entrance. Please stay safe by swimming in the areas that they supervise. Do not climb or dig in the dunes as they can be unsafe.

Sand Dunes

Please stay away from the sand dunes. Following high tides and storms, the dunes can be unsafe and at risk of collapse.


Over the centuries Cefn Sidan beach has been wrecked by numerous ships - the earliest record being 1668.

At the northern end of the beach, ship's ribs protrude from the sand, witnessing all the sailing that took place along our shores.

You would have to walk a few miles to see all the remains. The anchors at the main beach entrance are a monument to Cefn Sidan's maritime history.

Dogs on the beach

Every year, from 1 May to 30 September a by-law comes into force which restricts dogs and their owners to specific 'dog friendly' beaches. At Cefn Sidan you are still allowed to bring your dogs during these times but only in the dog friendly areas. You will find a foot path from car park 1 that will take you directly onto the beach with your best friends then keep to the right hand side.

Due to the continued erosion of the dunes, we will permit access to the dog friendly part of the beach from the main access.
Please keep your dog(s) on a lead. Turn immediately RIGHT, onto the beach and go directly to the next beach marker at CE57 Dogs are not permitted on the Blue Flag area of the beach (May 1st-Sept 30th)

Beach Wheelchair

Beach wheelchairs are now available to hire for use on Cefn Sidan Beach. To book, please contact 01554 834443 and collect from our Beach Kiosk. Open 10.30 - 5pm.

You can hire for FREE for 2hrs (£5.00 refundable deposit)


We are a growing family of beach lovers rolling up our sleeves to help rid the world’s beaches of marine litter and plastic pollution, two minutes at a time.

We believe that every piece of litter removed from the beach matters. Each and every piece of marine plastic removed from the beach is a piece that will no longer go on to kill.


Take a look at our nature trails within the park

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