Watch this short film which gives a flavour of some of the best Carmarthenshire Beaches.
Old Oak Barn is within easy striking distance of several lovely beaches in Carmarthenshire. Perhaps our favourite is the beautiful Llansteffan featured at the start of the film above which is situated at one end of the Towy Estuary. On a clear day you can see for miles. It is the perfect spot for children with miles of golden sands. It has a wonderful playground for small children. Walking around to Scotts Bay is possible if the tide is right. The picture below also shows Llansteffan castle.
Many visitors will pop down to Laugharne and Pendine – both good for walking. When the tide is out you have a long walk to the water in Pendine although if you walk to the west from the slipway on the beach you will soon come to rockpools and sandy coves going that is towards Morfa Bychan and Amroth.
If you stay with us we can give you lots more information on how to get to the best beaches and where to park. We have a new Tide Clock in the barn so you will always know where the tide is and can plan accordingly! In case you need it though here is a link to the 2017 Tide Timetable for this part of Wales. Have an #AdevntureWales in 2016!
2016 – Wales Year of Adventure
Several months ago it was decided that to better promote Wales Tourism (which is one of the fastest growing across the UK) and to give a campaign some focus that 2016 would be Wales Year of Adventure. This theming of future years will promote many of Wales’s greatest strengths. There will inevitably be a focus on activities, events and attractions and on many of the unique qualities that Welsh tourism offers.
Here at Old Oak Barn it is true that our visitors often sit back and relax and enjoy the farm and woodlands on site BUT many do trek off for at least a day or two to do something specific – to have an adventure infact that they will remember for years to come! There is lots of information already on this website which has always had a focus on what there is to DO in this part of Wales. So if you are thinking about your next holiday and would like any help at all in deciding what to do or where to go then please get in touch.
Following The Year of Adventure in 2016 will be The Year of Legends in 2017 followed by The Year of the Sea in 2018.
In other words for next year at least Wales is being promoted as the world’s home of adventure. It is very exciting I think to see it has secured the backing of two massive extreme sportsmen and prominent adventurers, Bear Grylls and Richard Parks.
You can read more about the campaign here
Coasteering in PembrokeshireJust look at the delight on the face of this young visitor to Pembrokeshire’s top adventure activity!
Celtic Quest Coasteering is a well established company which has built up a big fan base because of the awesome way it organises coasteering off the Pembrokeshire Coast. It is now recognised as THE best visitor experience in Wales and is run by Cleopatra Browne who in the film below demonstrates what happens. Anyone can try Coasteering. The whole family can enjoy it at their own level and speed, as all aspects of the adventures are optional. That includes those who may feel nervous or are non-swimmers. Go to the website for more details – if staying at Old Oak Barn we can contact Cleopatra and help you plan your week. Excellent attention is always given to keeping everyone safe and happy!
We think you will really love the day!
The reviews say it all! “What an experience this is, like nothing I had ever done before but a massively enjoyable one that I would definitely do again. The team were friendly and informative as well as supportive to anyone having difficulty or trepidation about launching themselves of the side of the country into the sea. A great mix of elements carried out in a very professional but enjoyable manner. I would highly recommend this.” Ben gives it a massive 5 out of 5! 25.03.2015