Burry Port HM tel 01554 835691 mob 07817395710
Burry Port lies about 5 miles into the shifting sands and the twisting channels of Burry Inlet. For those with shoal draft craft that can take the ground the large Marina could offer a useful stopping place. The Marina itself holds over 1.5 m of water, held in by a raising cill, and the nearby town offers provisioning and railway station connected to Milford Haven and Swansea. The Inlet lies around 13 miles from Tenby and 22+ miles from Swansea.
At the moment the Marina is home to a small fleet of charter fishing boats, local pleasure craft and shallow draught yachts. The Inlet is not a place for a large deep draft yachts to be searching for unbuoyed channels and shelter.
Entry to west facing Burry Inlet should not be considered by strangers in any kind of onshore wind, and for a first visit, light offshore winds are ideal. The tidal stream runs hard (up to 4 kn) across the sand banks within the inlet, but a study of the chart will show that at around high water there will be plenty of depth everywhere for shallow draft craft in the approach.
Camarthen Bay shelves steadily towards the mouth of Burry Inlet. You should note that the old Burry Port Inlet chart has been discontinued
Although locals may come and go up to 2 1/2 hours either side of high water, strangers are recommended to make the 5 mile approach on a rising tide, aiming to arrive at the Marina entrance just before high water.
There is a speed limit of 3 knts within the marina,
..... which can accomodate boats up to 12m/1.5m draft. The Harbour Master is in a cabin by the RNLI slip on the East Quay. (VHF Ch 16, Phone 01554 835691 and 07817 395710.)
Water, electricity, toilets and security gates are provided at the Marina. Town nearby, yacht club adjacent.
They have plans to take this marina into a new era with a bistro, cafe etc.