Once used for shipping coal from the nearby valleys, Burry Port's harbour is now a picturesque marina for pleasure craft with sandy beaches to either side. Eastwards the sandy shore continues for about a mile backed by low dunes and a cycle path to Llanelli. To the west is a good size sandy beach, leading to a long sandy inlet backed by dunes and a cycle path to Pembrey. Access to the beaches is down slipways.
The harbour has plenty of inexpensive P&D car parking, and at the bottom end of Heol Vaughan (about 300 yards to the west) there is a small free parking area just a short walk from the beach. A further free parking area can be found to the east, adjacent to the cycle path at Grid Ref : SN454003. Facilities include toilets ♿, cycle parking, plenty of seating, a cafe (west side of harbour) and catering vans in summer.
Dogs are allowed at all times on the beaches. Signs warn of the danger of sandbanks and against swimming, but swimming is generally safe west of the harbour at high tide slack water.
The village of Burry Port is a 5 minute walk away and has a railway station (Pembrey & Burry Port), a supermarket, a restaurant, takeaways, a bakers shop and pubs.