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Burry Port Town Information

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It was on the sands here that the pioneer flyer Amelia Earhart landed in 1928 to become the first woman to cross the Atlantic. Four years later she became the first woman to fly solo across the ocean.

Nearby is the flat expanse of Pembrey Burrows where there is a country park, which leads to Cefn Sidan sands. Pembrey’s churchyard boasts a memorial to the ill-fated folk on board a ship which foundered nearby in 1828. Among the dead was Napoleon’s wife Josephine.

Burry Port Harbour - Photo © David Lewis
Burry Port Harbour - Photo: David Lewis CCL