It was on the sands here
that the pioneer flyer Amelia Earhart landed
in 1928 to become the first woman to cross the
Atlantic. Four years later she became the
first woman to fly solo across the ocean.
Nearby is the flat expanse of Pembrey Burrows where there is a country park, which leads to Cefn Sidan sands. Pembrey’s churchyard boasts a memorial to the ill-fated folk on board a ship which foundered nearby in 1828. Among the dead was Napoleon’s wife Josephine.