Pendine, Carmarthenshire. Open at all times. Free entry.

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There are two car parks in Pendine - one on Marsh Road and one on the sea front. The latter is pay and display with blue badge holders getting an hour of free parking once a ticket has been purchased. The sea front car park has two disability spaces and is next to the toilet block, which also has disability facilities. 

The area is generally well-paved and the sea front is quite flat.  Many of the premises are single storey with level access, but not all of them. There are ramps down to the beach which is relatively firm sand.

Brief Description:

Pendine is a village of two parts. The original settlement sits around the parish church 400 metres uphill from the coast. as well as the settlement around the harbour, which has grown during the 20th century and now also includes caravan parks, cafes and beach front facilities. The latter is most famous for Pendine Sands, home of many Land Speed Records and attempts, including those of Malcolm Campbell and J. G. Parry-Thomas. Pendine Museum of Speed is still the summer home of the restored 'Babs', which Parry-Thomas drove to a land speed record on the sands in 1926 and in which he died in a subsequent failed attempt the following year.

Some of the beach is used as a military firing range, land-sailing, kite buggying and even a test site for the latest Thrust SSC world land speed record attempt car.

Further Information:


Pendine, Carmarthenshire, SA33 4PF




Chris Delaney, Clerk, Pendine Community Council:


Community council:

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Opening Hours:

Open at all times. Free entry. Parking charges may apply.


From Carmarthen follow the A40 for about 9 miles to the A477 in St Clears. At the roundabout take the first exit onto the A477 and follow this road for around 6.5 miles to Red Roses and take the slip road on the left. This road doubles back on itself up to a cross roads with the B4314 next to a public house and caravan park. Turn right towards Pendine. Follow this road to the sea front at Pendine (about 4.5 miles).

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Pendine is serviced by the 222 bus service:
For more travel information go to or call 0871 200 22 33.


There are cafes, public houses, diners and shops in the sea front area of Pendine.

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