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Morfa Bychan Beach on the Carmarthenshire coast
Morfa Bychan Beach on the Carmarthenshire coast | © National Trust

Ragwen Point walk

Enjoy stunning views across Carmarthen Bay and discover fascinating local history on this clifftop walk to a secluded bay.

Total steps: 6

Total steps: 6

Start point

Car park at Pendine, grid ref: SN234080.

Step 1

Go down to the beach from the car park and turn right towards the first outcrop. Follow the steep path up the hill. When you reach the top you can look back along the miles of beach. Pendine Sands is best known as the place where Malcolm Campbell and JG Parry-Thomas set the world land speed record five times between 1924 and 1927.

Step 2

Follow the path round to the left towards Ragwen Point. This area used to be overrun with Japanese knotweed but, after extensive conservation work, it's now home to many native wild flowers and plant species.

Step 3

The path crosses Gilam Point, where there's an Iron Age hillfort and the remnants of a medieval field system.

Step 4

Follow the path to a small pebble beach, Morfa Bychan, where Allied Forces prepared for the Normandy landings in 1944.

Step 5

Take the right-hand fork and follow the path through fields to its junction with the road.

Step 6

Turn right again and walk down the lane back to the car park in Pendine.

End point

Car park at Pendine, grid ref: SN234080.

Trail map

A map of the Ragwen Point walk
A map of the Ragwen Point walk | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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