|There are a multitude
of amenities and attractions in the surrounding area to Pembrey Airport.
Within 10 minutes drive you can find yourself on golden sands, in acres
of forest and parkland, or on the steps of ancient monuments and at places
of natural scenic beauty and historic importance.
Pembrey airport lies on the doorstep to both Pembrey Country Park and the award winning Cefn Sidan Beach. Its seven miles of golden sand enjoys the European 'Blue Flag' status for quality and cleanliness. The Country Park offers 500 acres of parkland and forest to explore and enjoy. A dry ski slope, toboggan run, horse riding, picnic areas and many other facilities ensures an enjoyable visit.
Historically, the surrounding countryside is littered with Castles, Forts, Monuments and locations of historic importance. The harbour at nearby Burry Port was the landing site for the worlds first female transatlantic aviator - Amelia Erhart. Pembrey Airfield itself is a wartime relic of the Battle of Britain days (see our history page). Locally, the well preserved 11th Century castle at Kidwelly is a reminder of the battles fought for control over the Welsh land and people of a distant past. Just a few miles across the estuary at Laugharne, lies the infamous haunts and burial site of one of Wales most famous characters, Dylan Thomas. A little further on at Pendine is the long flat beach that has lured many names of motorsport to try and capture a coveted Land Speed record. The Museum of Speed at Pendine gives a historic insight into the numerous attempts made on this famous stretch of sand.
Pembrey Airport lies at the crossroad's to many local recreational facilities. The home of Welsh motor sports is situated in close proximity to the airport at the Pembrey Motor Racing Circuit where annual events cater for motor sport enthusiasts. Golfers can enjoy the local Ashburnam Golf course at Burry Port and they will soon be able to enjoy the Jack Nicklaus designed course on the new coastal development in Llanelli.
With recent approval by the British Horse racing Board for the construction of a racecourse, hotel and stables complex (see below) near to Pembrey Airport, it is hoped that Pembrey will soon be visited by both national and international enthusiasts and members of the horse racing world.