General Information

LOCATION & TRAVEL

  • LOCATION – Whitford’s is located in the busy heart of Burry Port, a small coastal town in Carmarthenshire with a population of 8,500 located on the Burry Estuary and overlooking the Gower Peninsula.
  • ROAD DISTANCES from Burry Port are as follows:    Cardiff (61 miles east), Swansea (17 miles east), Llanelli (5 miles east), Kidwelly (5 miles west),Carmarthen (14 miles west), Tenby (39 miles west), Fishguard (57 miles west)
  • TRAIN SERVICE – the main London/Cardiff/Swansea/Carmarthen line passes through Burry Port and the station is 50 yards from Whitford’s
  • AIRPORT – Cardiff Airport is 45 miles to the east

PLACES OF INTEREST NEARBY:   These are too numerous to all be listed individually but include the following:

  • Burry Port Harbour & lighthouse
  • Pembrey Country Park
  • Millennium Coastal Park
  • Wales Coastal Path
  • Cefn Sidan Beach
  • Pembrey Motor Sports Circuit
  • Ffos Las Racecourse
  • Machynys Golf Club
  • Ashburnham Golf Course
  • Kidwelly Castle
  • WWT Wetlands Centre
  • National Botanic Garden of Wales
  • Pembrey Airport
  • Parc y Scarlets
  • Kidwelly Castle

Other places within easy driving distance include:

  • The Gower Peninsula
  • The Mumbles & Swansea Bay
  • Swansea Marina
  • The busy market town of Carmarthen
  • Dinefwr House – a National Trust Property
  • Aberglasney Gardens
  • Tenby and the many beaches, rivers and coves of Pembrokeshire National Park
  • Laugharne
  • Ferryside
  • Liberty Stadium
  • The Black Mountains & Brecon Beacons

ACTIVITIES:

  • Swimming + surfing (the long sandy beach and dunes at Cefn Sidan – often described as one of Europe’s best beaches – stretches for 8 miles between Burry Port and Kidwelly)
  • Walking – Burry Port stands on the 870 mile Wales Coastal Path (the only continuous national coastal path in the world and which affords a superb range of coastal scenery to be admired by walkers of all ages
  • Cycling – The Sustrans cycle track runs parallel to the coast
  • Fishing

SPECIAL EVENTS 2018: 

  •  Wales is celebrating 2018 as the YEAR OF THE SEA (following on from the 2017 YEAR OF LEGENDS).    For full details of the events that will form part of this celebration of coastal Wales see #FindYourEpic or www.visitwales.com/yearofthesea
  • PEMBROKESHIRE FISH WEEK – 9 days of family-friendly activities dotted around the coast and rivers at the end of June with celebrity chefs, fishing and boat trips etc
  • THE VOLVO AROUND THE WORLD OCEAN RACE – held every  3 years and with one leg taking place in Cardiff Bay between 27th May and 10th June 2018
  • NATIONAL EISTEDDFODD – taking place in Cardiff between 3rd and 11th August 2018