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Dylan Thomas' Boat House
Dylan Thomas Boathouse

Dylan Thomas Boathouse

In Laugharne

Now a museum, this is the house where the poet and writer Dylan Thomas lived with his family during the last few years of his life. It sits on a cliff overlooking the Tâf estuary in Laugharne. The writing shed next door to the house is where Dylan Thomas worked on his poems and plays, including parts of Under Milk Wood.

There is a tearoom at the Boathouse and dogs are welcome.

Ginst Point

Just outside of Laugharne

One of Laugharne’s best-kept secrets, Ginst Point is several miles of flat sandy beach that is perfect for exercising your dogs on. The beach and land around Ginst Point is run by QinetiQ on behalf of the MOD. It’s normally open at weekends but closed on weekdays. Public access is permitted if the automatic gate is open.

View towards Ginst Point from Sir John’s Hill Farm
Lily ponds at Bosherston

Bosherston & Broad Haven beach

Beach | Coast path | Lily ponds | Walking trails

The beach at nearby Broad Haven is ideal for exercising your dogs, and there a coast path walks nearby. The dog-friendly Bosherston Lily Ponds at Stackpole is run by the National Trust, and is well worth a visit.

Barafundle Bay Beach

Dog-friendly | Coast path

Regular ranked as one of the best beaches in the UK, Barafundle Bay Beach is owned and managed by the National Trust. You can only reach it on foot via the coast path. There’s a café and toilets about half a mile away at the National Trust car park at Stackpole Quay, and there’s a pub in nearby Stackpole village.

Dogs are permitted on the beach.

Barafundle Beach
Flamingos at Llanelli Wetland Centre

Llanelli Wetland Centre

WWT nature reserve | No dogs except assistance dogs

Set in 450 acres, Llanelli Wetland Centre is run by the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT), and boasts lakes, reedbeds, woods, pools and lagoons. It is home to many species of birds and other wildlife, including endangered species.

Please note that dogs aren’t permitted in Llanelli Wetland Centre, except for registered assistance dogs with prior permission.

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Pendine Sands

7 miles of sandy beach, made famous for being the location of land speed records. There’s a resort at Pendine, along with shops and the Museum of Speed (opening spring 2023).

National Botanic Garden of Wales

Over 500 acres of themed areas devoted to plants from around the world. Dogs are permitted on certain days: check the Doggy Days page on their website for details.

Colby Woodland Garden

A National Trust estate in a secluded wooded valley, you can roam around the eight-acre woodland garden, visit the walled garden, and have lunch or a cake at their tea room. There are a number of trails around the 800 acre estate. Dog friendly.


The Dinefwr Estate includes a 17th-century manor house and a 12th-century castle, set in 800 acres of parkland. Dogs are welcome.

Saundersfoot Beach

A popular seaside community with a flat sandy beach and shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants. Dog restrictions on the beach apply at certain times of the year, so please check before visiting.


The Victorian seaside town of Tenby remains a popular visitor attraction, with several large sandy beaches and a variety of shops, cafés and restaurants.

Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo

A must-visit if you have children, Folly Farm has farm animals and a zoo, plus a fairground and indoor and outdoor play areas.

Oakwood Theme Park

A great choice for a family day out, Oakwood Theme Park has rides suitable for all ages, and free dog kennels.