South Cornelly can be found near its sister North Cornelly in Bridgend county, South Wales. The M4 passes to the north of the village, giving easy access to Swansea, Porthcawl and Cardiff. A short walk leads to the Kenfig Burrows and the Kenfig Nature reserve, home to an array of wildlife, a walk down the boardwalk leads to the 70-acre pool where you can watch the birds in one of the many hides.
The Kenfig and Margam Sands stretch for miles from Port Talbot to Porthcawl. Popular with equestrians, walkers and joggers, and, if the weather is right it is not unknown for the odd naturist to sunbathe among the sand dunes.
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.
Two miles to the south of South Cornelly is the lively seaside resort of Porthcawl with miles of sands offering many beach activities and all the fun of the fair.
Buses run regularly to Porthcawl, Port Talbot and Bridgend. There is a railway station at Pyle, which has direct services to London, Cardiff and Swansea.