Burry Port

Burry Port (Welsh: Porth Tywyn) is a town in Carmarthenshire in South Wales, 5 miles to the west of Llanelli.

It is a harbour town and is famous for being the landing site of Amelia Earheart in her successful attempt at being the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

Understand

Historically, Burry Port was founded upon its ability to ship coal from the Gwendraeth mines out by sea. As the coal mines shut, the harbour was renovated and is now a marina for small leisure craft. The focal point of the harbour is the lighthouse, which was built in 1842 and is different from any other British lighthouse.

Get in

Regular trains and buses in both directions from Llanelli and Carmarthen.

There is a small airport located in nearby Pembrey.

Get around

By bike, or by foot

See

Do

Events

Eat

Drink

You will never go thirsty in Burry Port as there is a pub on virtually every corner.

Sleep

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