North Cornelly can be found near Kenfig in Bridgend county, South Wales. Pile is also close by, with many local amenities including a library and supermarket. The M4 passes near by the village, giving easy access to Swansea, Porthcawl and Cardiff. It is but a short walk to the
Kenfig nature reserve (1 mile) and the Kenfig Burrows.
Take a walk down the boardwalk to the 70-acre pool where you can watch a wide array of wildlife from one of the many hides. The wide sands of Kenfig beach are just two miles from North Cornelly, sometimes known as 'Sker Beach' and Cynffig in Welsh, this is a long stretch of sand between Porthcawl and Port Talbot adjacent to Kenfig Burrows. The beach is popular with naturists but also wide enough to allow both privacy for those who like a bit of discreet nudity among the dunes, while still being popular with the general public.
Kenfig Castle is situated 2km to the north west of North Cornelly. A 12th century fortification, the castle was established by Robert, earl of Gloucester and was used as an administrative centre. In the 12th and 13th centuries Kenfig castle was often invaded by the Welsh, but from the 13th century onwards it was sadly engulfed by the Kenfig sand dunes and began to decay.