Burgaw has a total area of about 9 sq. kms and located at an elevated height of about 47 ft. from the ground level. Burgaw is located in the County of Pender and a major part of the local population are primarily engaged in agriculture, tourism and with small shops and stores located in the area. A few are also involved with the local Post Office. The town of Burgaw hosts two annual festivals and this attracts a substantial number of tourists in the area.