Shoreline Leisure Park - Local Area
Shoreline Leisure Park is situated on the coast Carmarthen Bay at Burry Port, a small picturesque harbour side town located between the towns of Llanelli and Carmarthen. Burry Port and the surrounding area is a superb location for family holidays and offers the visitor a wide choice of local leisure activities and provides a central base to explore the Gower Peninsula, Carmarthenshire and nearby Pembrokeshire.
The small town of Burry Port overlooks the Marina and across the Burry Inlet to the Gower Peninsula.
Burry Port Harbour / Marina
The main attraction at Burry Port is the Marina and nearby beaches, all of which are just a few minutes walk from Shoreline Leisure Park. The Marina is home to a wide range of private pleasure crafts and charter fishing boats. Fishing from the pier, playing on the beach and enjoying an ice cream are all popular pursuits at Burry Port harbour.
Cycle / Foot Path
A cycle / foot path hugs the coast Llanelli to Kidwelly and passes through Burry Port adjacent to Shoreline Leisure Park. To the West it's just a short cycle along the path to Pembrey Country Park. To the East, the path goes around the harbour and through the Millennium coastal park towards Sandy Water Park and onto Llanelli beach.
Shopping & Eating Out
It is a short walk across the harbour area to the town, which contains a a small supermarket and a selection of independent local shops including butchers, green grocers, newsagents etc. Burry Port also contains a choice of pubs & restaurants, along with several fish & chip takeaways and other fast food establishments.
The friendly village of Pembrey is just a short walk from Shoreline Leisure Park and is home to a championship standard golf course, the award winning Pembrey Country park, seven miles of golden sands, the Welsh Motorsports centre and Pembrey airport. The village also boasts a few good pubs, most notable of which are The Ship Aground and The Red Lion, both of which serve evening meals and welcome families.
Pembrey Country Park / Cefn Sidan Beach
Pembrey Country Park is amongst the the most popular tourist attractions in Wales. Set in a huge area of established woodlands, the park sits alongside Cefn Sidan beach. Cefn Sidan is a seven mile stretch of sandy beach which is washed clean twice a day by the sea. The beach is popular with walkers and in the summer months those looking to spend a day sunbathing and swimming. The vast length of the beach means there is plenty of room for a wide range of activities, which includes fishing, land yachting, kite surfing, horse riding and dog walking.
Llanelli is a busy town with a very popular shopping centre located just outside of the town centre at Trostre. In addition to shops including Debenhams, Next, BHS, M&S, La Sensa etc, you'll find plenty of places to eat including Pizza Hut, Franky & Benny's, Starbucks, KFC etc.
Llanelli is also home to the world famous 'Llanelli Scarlets', one of the top rugby outfits in Europe. The Scarlets new home at 'Parc Y Scarlets' is well worth a visit.
Millennium Coastal Park Centre
Llanelli's North Dock & adjoing beach are the centre of the Millennium Coastal park and house the impressive Discovery Centre.
National Wetland Centre Wales
Stretching over 450 acres on the Burry Inlet, this magnificent mosaic of lakes, pools and lagoons is home to countless wild species as diverse as dragonflies and little egrets. Plus over 600 of some of the world’s most spectacular ducks, geese, swans and flamingos, many so tame they feed from the hand.
Find out more at: www.wwt.org.uk
Kidwelly was established in approximately 1115 AD and received its Royal Charter from King Henry I. Kidwelly's main attraction is the impressive Norman Castle.
The current population of Kidwelly is approximately 3,000 with some 30,000 tourists visiting annually. The name 'Kidwelly' is thought to be very old. The earliest form of the name, 'Cetgueli', is recorded by the monk, Nennius, writing in the 9th century.
For more information visit: www.kidwelly.gov.uk
Designated 'An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' in 1949, The Gower Peninsula remains unspoilt and beautiful. Clearly visible across the Burry Inlet from Shoreline beach, The Gower can be reached by car in about 30 minutes.
Carmarthenshire is known as the garden of Wales. Not only does the county boast many fantastic gardens and parks, but the gently undulating hills of the county, rich in wild flowers and colourful plants make the whole county seem to be a garden.
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
National Botanic Garden of Wales, the first national botanic garden to be created in the new millennium is now nine years old. In a short time, the gardens have developed into one of the most fascinating in the UK. Already the most visited garden in Wales, it is well worth a visit. Less than 45 mins drive from Shoreline.
Find out more at: www.gardenofwales.org.uk
Dylan Thomas' Boat House , Laugharne
The Boathouse, where Dylan Thomas & his family lived a is now a heritage centre that is open to the public. The boat house at Laugharne contains audio visual presentations, original furnishings and memorabilia, a themed bookshop, tea room, viewing platform and terrace.
Set in a cliff overlooking the glorious, 'heron priested' Taf Estuary the Boathouse offers a fascinating visit including memorabilia, interpretation, bookshop and tea-room. Less than an hour's drive from Shoreline this is an excellent choice for a day out.
Find out more at: www.dylanthomasboathouse.com
The coast of Pembrokeshire is visible on a clear day from Burry Port and offers opportunities for many great days out:
- St. David's
- Broad Haven / Little Haven
- Folly Farm
- Oakwood Park
- The Dinosaur Park
- The Blue Lagoon