Pembrey & Burry Port

Local info

Burry Port Beach A brand new beach at Burry Port Harbour is proving a big draw for surfers and sea canoeists. A stretch of shoreline east of the harbour entrance, which was once an expanse of open mudflats, has been covered in deep golden sand in just three years. As a result, when conditions are right, the beach now boasts some of the best surf in the county. On a number of occasions during the past summer over 40 surfers and the same number of sea canoeists were spotted taking advantage of the 4-6ft waves which produce a superb beach break.

Burry Port Harbour – Situated in the heart of the award winning Millennium Coastal Park, we are the newest marina in Wales with a 450 berth facility. On the north coast of the Loughor estuary, Burry Port Marina offers boat owners the perfect mix of leisure facilities in 14 miles of landscaped parkland. The marina makes an ideal base for exploring the south and West Wales coastline and lies at the gateway to Carmarthen Bay. It enjoys stunning views of the Gower and is within easy reach of the glorious Pembrokeshire coastline.

Pembrey Country Park – 202 Hectares of dunes, forestry and park-land with Cefn-Sidan offering one of the cleanest beaches in Wales and a winner of the European Blue Flag. Lifeguard patrolled area during summer season, Ski Slope, Toboggan Run and Ski Lodge Cafe, Equestrian Centre, 9 hole Pitch & Putt Course, Miniature Railway, Nature Trails and Orienteering Courses, Adventure Playground, Restaurant, Beach Kiosk and Visitor Centre with a gift shop and cycling/walking trails. The Celtic Trail cycle route passes close to the Park. Regular bus services to Pembrey village. 

Walk – St. Illtud’s Way – Sign-posted long-distance trail (102km/64 miles) between Pembrey and Margam Country Park. Guidebook available (01554 833913). 

Pembrey Burrows and Saltings – Designated Local Nature Reserve (207.0 hectares), of dunes, grassland and salt marsh between Pembrey Old Harbour and Pembrey Country Park. Good walking trails. Cycling on surfaced track to avoid wildlife disturbance. Regular bus service to Pembrey village and rail like at Pembrey/Burry Port Station.