Millennium Coastal Park, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 40.406 W 004° 10.514
30U E 418735 N 5725371
Quick Description: Award winning Provincial Park, called the 'Millennium Coastal Park' opened by The Queen in 2002, the park extends over 15 Miles of coastline along the Loughor Estuary.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/20/2012 9:31:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMDJJ2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
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Long Description:
This Provincial Park was created to celebrate the New Millennium.

The goal was to convert over 1,000 hectares of industrial dereliction into an eye-catching landscape that would compliment and enhance the natural beauty of the estuary itself.

The project was colossal, the results are phenomenal. Over 200 years of industrial abuse & dereliction, have been swept away and replaced by a parkland paradise.

The park attracts Hundreds of thousands of visitors a year, which makes it one of the most popular visitor destinations in the UK. Millennium Coastal Park occupies approximately 15 miles of coastline on the Loughor Estuary, in Wales.

The park runs adjacent to the towns of Bynea, Llanelli, & Burry Port, the park offers superb views along its length of the Loughor Estuary beaches, and the Gower Peninsula.

There are many entrances by foot & vehicle, the GPS, co-ordinates are at the focal point at 'Visitor & Discovery Centre' car park.

At the heart of the Coastal Park stands the Iconic Discovery Centre, where visitors can find out about the leisure attractions of Carmarthenshire in one of the county’s most spectacular settings.

Overlooking Llanelli beach and offering panoramic views of the Loughor Estuary and the Gower Peninsula, the Discovery Centre is both the first port of call for visitors and an ideal stop-off point for people travelling through the Park.

The Millennium Coastal Park offers many unique features including a continuous traffic-free cycle/footpath, the National Wetlands Centre for Wales, and a championship links golf course. Burry Port and Pembrey harbour’s plus Millennium Quay and the Unique Discovery Centre.

Source of some of the information :- (visit link)

The Park was created to celebrate the turn of the new millennium and was funded by Carmarthenshire County Council, the former Welsh Development Agency, and the Welsh Assembly and the European Union & the British Goverenment through the National Lottery :-
(visit link)




Name: Millennium Coastal Park

Street Location: Discovery Centre, North Dock, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

Local Municipality: Carmarthenshire County Council

State/Province, etc.: Carmarthenshire

Country: Wales

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: The New Millennium.

Date Established: 1/1/2002

Picnic Facilities: Tables.

Recreational Facilities:

Monuments/Statues: Steel Point of interest

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): , Cormorant Bird, Fire Beacon. & Others.

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Beach, River Loughor, & Burry River.

Traditional Geocaches:
Approx 20.

Fountains: Not listed

Special Events: Not listed
Park Type: Open 24 Hours. Free entry, Pay for parking at some locations.

Activities:
Long Sandy Beachs, Boat Marina, Picnic areas, Cycle trails, Trailer Park, Skateboarding, Golf Course, Horse Riding School, Sailing, Fishing, Walking Trail, Zip Wires, Birdwatching, & National Welands Center.


Park Fees: Not listed

Background:
Old industrial wasteland, Including a deralict Power Station, and an Entire Steel Works, now gone for ever, & the area returned to the People & Nature.


Date Established?: 2002

Link to Park: [Web Link]

Additional Entrance Points: Not Listed

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