Carmarthen Bay, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthen Bay, a large bay of South Wales, on the coast of Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, and Glamorgan. It opens from the Bristol Channel, between Giltar Point and Worms Head, measures 13 miles east-south-eastward across the entrance, makes a somewhat semicircular sweep, with offsets at the Towy and the Burry rivers, and penetrates about 9 miles from the line of entrance to the Towy's mouth. Caldy Island lies at the west side of the entrance, the Cefn-Sidan sandbank spreads over the north-eastern portion, and the ports of Tenby, Saundersfoot, Carmarthen, Pembrey, and Llanelly are on the minor baylets or rivers. Caldy Island forms a natural breakwater, and lights are there and elsewhere to guide the navigation.
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Carmarthenshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Carmarthen Bay are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers online: