The Beach Guide

Pendine Sands Beach

Pendine Sands Beach - Carmarthenshire

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Pendine Sands is a long strip of sand which is backed by sand dunes. The beach stretches for around seven miles and sits on the shore of Carmarthen Bay on the south coast of Wales. Running all the way from Gilman Point to Laugharne Sands and it is also close to the small village of Pendine from which the beach gets its name. There are great views over Carmarthen Bay and across to Gower and Tenby.

Being extremely flat Pendine Sands was used for car and motorbike racing early in the last century. Several big name racers completed speed records here as well, although racing was stopped for safety reasons at one point. As of 2010 you can drive on the beach in special designated areas at certain times and some racing events also take place. In 2015, Idris Elba broke the ‘Flying Mile’ Record here.

One thing to note about the beach is that it is owned by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and some access is restricted to the public. The MOD run operations here from Monday to Friday and as such the beach or part of it may be closed.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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Facilities

  • Pub nearby

Nearest town

Tenby

Postcode

SA33 4NY

OS grid ref.

SN 2387 0783

Water quality

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