Pendine sands is a flat 7 mile long beach in Carmarthen Bay and is well known as the site where Malcolm Campbell and J.G. Parry-Thomas set the world land speed record five times between 1924 and 1927.
The beach stretches from Gilman Point in the west to Laugharne Sands in the east. It is a sandy, straight beach backed by a belt of sand dunes and there are clear views across Carmarthen Bay to the Gower peninsula and Tenby. The beach is used by the Ministry of Defence and access is allowed on days when the range is not in use which is often the case at weekends and on Bank Holidays.
Pendine Sands and Ginst Point provide a haven for a wide variety of birds including Greylag, Shelduck and Golden Plover.
The village of Pendine is situated near the western end of Pendine Sands and is home to the Museum of Speed which is dedicated to the land speed record attempts. Entry is free and it is located right on the beach entrance with ample parking.
Car parking: There is free parking in Pendine village and managed parking on the beach.
Food: Pendine village has a good variety of eating places for a resort of its size. There are a couple of good pubs, an off-license, post office, a few gift shops, several cafes and fish & chip shops along with some more upmarket restaurants.
Toilets: There are toilets and disabled toilets near the beach.
Awards: Seaside Award
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