Pendine is a village and community in West Carmarthenshire and found to the Western end of Pendine Sands, a long stretch coastline, 7 miles in length that reaches around some of the key towns and villages in Carmarthen Bay.
Known predominantly for the classic land speed record attempts, as well as more recent world-record attempts, Pendine has been well used by pioneers of speed for almost 100 years.
The first person to use Pendine Sands for a world land speed record attempt was Malcolm Campbell. On 25th September, 1924 he set a world land speed record of 146.16 mph (235.22 km/h) on the Sands in his Sunbeam 350HP car which was famously named ‘Blue Bird’. More recently, actor Idris Elba, who smashed the record by hitting 180.36 mph May 2015, also used the famous Pendine Sands strip and his record was subsequently broken in 2019.
There is a fantastic range of choice eateries in Pendine, The Barnacle Beach Café, The Point Café, The Contented Sole and Springwell Inn. For the more energetic The Morfa Bay Adventure Centre is a great day out with numerous activities for all the family to enjoy, and the National Trust’s Ragwen Point allows you to enjoy stunning views across Carmarthen Bay as well as fascinating local history on a cliff-top walk to a secluded bay.
The local area is now very popular with holidaymakers, offering fantastic coastal walks on a dog-friendly beach, and we are happy to say that we do have a number of holiday homes both in Pendine and nearby on offer to be booked all year around.