Things To Do
In and close to Llansteffan
The centre attraction at Innisfree is the outdoor heated swimming pool. Here you can relax, take a swim, make friends or while away the day soaking up the sun. The pool is heated from early June to the beginning of September and is situated at the centre of the complex so that all the holiday lets overlook it.
Most people who come to Llansteffan enjoy taking some gentle walks on the beach and around the headland to Scott's Bay or a slightly more energetic walk up to the ruined Castle.
Children's Play Area
There is a large play area just 50 yards to the rear of the complex, that includes a football pitch, cricket ground and indoor gym. A children's play area consists of a slide, swings and roundabout. There are also swings, climbing frame and a slide at the front of Innisfree on the beach side.
For those who enjoy a round of golf, Llangain village, which is just three miles away, has a good nine-hole course. There is also a driving range just 6 miles away and the town of Carmarthen (7 miles away) has an excellent course.
There is the Castle Inn pub in the village serving food at reasonable prices and children are welcome. For those who enjoy sea-dishes, the village restaurant ‘Hen Dafarn’ specialises in high-quality fresh food, much of which is caught locally that day.
Situated less than 100 yards away from the cottages are two food outlets and a beach shop with café which are open during the summer. For those seeking a bit of nightlife, Carmarthen (7 miles) is home to some 50 public houses and 4 night-clubs.
Llansteffan has a village shop a short walk from Innisfree. Five miles away is a mini-market Spar at Johnstown village, but for all serious shopping, we recommend Carmarthen (7 miles), - the oldest town in Wales, where all the large chain stores and local Welsh shops can be found.
Activities - Outdoor
The area offers plenty of opportunities to experience the ‘great outdoors’, and in addition to bathing and walking mentioned earlier, sailing enthusiasts will be tempted by the facilities at Pilglas, mid-way between Llangain and Llansteffan, at the Towy Boat Club. A local coastguard station is located at Llansteffan beach.
Other pastimes include sea angling, providing attractive catches of bass, flatfish and mullet; and bird watching - especially at ‘Werle Point’ and the area known as Laugharne Ferry.
Activities - Indoor
Just six miles from Llansteffan is the new Leisure Centre at Johnstown, which provides supervised indoor sauna and swimming and where enthusiasts can enjoy various sports such as badminton, tennis and squash, a gym and fitness classes, tables tennis. For children under eight years 'Cheeky Monkey’s Adventure play land' is a safe themed indoor adventure area packed full of exciting activities including bish bags, hanging snakes, vertical rollers, tumble tower, log ramp, wobbly floor, and spiral slide etc.
Things to Do and Places to visit nearby:
Dylan Thomas’ Boathouse Museum, Laugharne: The former home of the Poet Dylan Thomas has been converted into an interesting Museum of his life and work including audio-visual presentations, original furnishings and memorabilia, a themed bookshop, tea room and viewing platform.
For chocolate lovers, a visit to the Chocolate farm near Llanboidy is a treat.
Oakwood: the ultimate theme park experience. Check out the Wales' Biggest Theme Park at www.oakwoodthemepark.co.uk
The National Botanic Garden of Wales: Situated just outside Carmarthen, this £43 million scheme is one of the most ambitious environmental projects ever attempted in the UK, and the first new major botanic garden for over a century. The centre piece of the 568 acres is the largest single span Glass House in the world.
Gwili Railway: Trains run from the village of Bronwydd just outside Carmarthen and provides passengers with a beautiful three-mile round trip.
The Teifi and Towy Valleys: Fine stretches of natural inland river scenery with excellent fishing. Places of particular mention include Cenarth Falls and the Museum of the Woollen Industry, Drefach, Velindre - both in the Teifi Valley.
Aberglasney Gardens: Situated near Llandeilo, and were abandoned for 50 years, these 16th and 18th-century walled gardens have been restored to reveal a secluded cloister garden, miniature woodlands, pool and stream gardens, and a yew tunnel.
Dinefwr Park: The ancient ruin of Dinefwr Castle provides panoramic views of the Tywi valley. The castle, gardens, woods and deer park have been integrated into a vast and beautiful landscape. There is an interpretive exhibition, guided walks, trailer rides, and a tearoom with views over the parkland.
Tenby offers boat rides to Caldey Island and its Monastery.