The Carmarthen Bay Dunes/Twyni Bae Caerfyrddin
SAC is largely comprised of sand dune and associated habitat. The
site encompasses the largest spit and sand dune system in West
Wales, lying on the west side of Carmarthen Bay. Shifting dunes
along the shoreline contrast with more stable dune grassland. The
dunes include areas of humid dune slacks, and slacks with creeping
willow. The site is of outstanding importance for its rare coastal
plants. Notable species recorded here include petalwort and fen
orchid. Whiteford Burrows contains by far the largest known
population of the narrow-mouthed whorl snail in the UK.
Map of the site showing the legal boundary.
Large Scale Designation Maps showing the legal
of European Sites Entry
The RES entry lists the habitat
types or species for which the site is considered to qualify under
the criteria in the 1992 Habitats and Species Directive.
Details of Carmarthen Bay Dunes / Twyni Bae Caerfyrddin SAC and the
Natura 2000 Data form
Official Maps docs and Citations
CCWs interactive map of
The conservation objectives are provided as part of a Core
Management Plan which also includes the results of monitoring and
advice on any action required.
The map shows the locations of the large scale management unit
maps, which makes it easier for everyone to understand what
management is needed in different parts of the site.
Large Scale Management Unit Maps
Many designated sites are on private land: the
listing of a site in these pages does not imply any right of public
access. For more information about access please refer to our
interactive access maps.
This is a link to the official CCW interactive access map