Pendine Promenade

Facilities

The promenade has been designed to cater for the needs of the disabled, public (including disabled) toilet facilities are also available.

Shops, cafes, restaurant, and licensed premises available including the Point Cafe, Barnacles, Parry Pentwyn and the Crisp & Fry Take away.

Further details about these facilities see www.pendineonline.org/

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Carmarthenshire County Council
Carmarthenshire County Council

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Located in South West Wales is Pendine, a village which has been made famous for its land-speed record attempts.

The town famously features a seven-mile long beach that has been used for various record attempts which can be found detailed in the village's Museum of Speed.

Quick History:During the 1920s Pendine was used by both Sir Malcolm Campbell and JG Parry-Thomas as they battled to set new world land-speed records. Sadly, Mr Parry-Thomas died in one attempt in 1927, but more recently it has hosted other speed record attempts, including one by an electric car and another by a lawnmower. 

This famous coastal town has received a massive funding grant as part of the Green Sea programme in order to make improvements to the seafront.

The £500,000 project has been launched in three stages and aims to help increase the number of visitors that the town receives and extend Pendine's tourist season.

Pendine Promenade

The main bulk of the improvements lie with the development of a new promenade, running along the waterfront and linking up with the Wales Coastal Path and other visitor destinations in the village and surrounding areas.

 Pendine Seafront Photo

The new promenade route will run from its boundary at the Ministry of Defence land in the East continuously to Dolwen Point in the West. The improvements at the promenade will include new resin bound paving and kerbs, new signage, a low granite seating wall with hardwood backrests and LED wall lights, and new feature and retaining walls.

In addition to the new promenade, various landscaping works will be carried out to create new public open spaces. There are plans for the new development to feature a circular performance space that will be available for use by the public. Other additions include new grass and landscaped areas open to the public, much needed co-ordinated street furniture and the introduction of more disabled car parking spacing.

Carmarthenshire Council has secured grant funding for the project, through the Green Seas Beach Improvement Programme which forms part of "Visit Wales" Environment for Growth (EG4) Coastal Tourism Project, part-funded by the Convergence European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.

The authority is driving forward the works in a bid to put the town on the tourist destination map, increase visitor numbers and extend the tourist season. Why don't you visit Pendine this tourist season and explore some of the new improvements? 

6 of the Best

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Coastal walking...

Get those walking boots on a walk part of the All Wales Coastal path from Pendine to Amroth.

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Beachcombing

A wonderful time can be had beachcombing for shells (look for mermaids purses, cockles, dog whelks, razor and oyster shells) and driftwood or take a refreshing summer swim. There is a lifeguard patrolled bathing area (please check dates); please keep within the controlled area.

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Fishing...

Pendine is a true storm beach with excellent fishing and clean golden sands. It fishes best during the bigger spring tides with low water and the flood tide good. Bass show from late March on staying right through until late January most years. Turbot appear in March and peak in April / May, though individual fish can show at any time. Golden grey mullet are the main interest here with July and August the best time. September onwards sees a good run of whiting, with dabs inshore from October to March. The beach is good all year for flounders, though the best fishing is from October to December.

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Rockpooling

Rockpool at one of the longest beaches in Wales

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Soak up some history

Take in a vist to the fabulous Museum of Speed where you can see the fully restored car – Babs!

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If adventure is your thing...

If adventure is your thing, how about taking the opportunity to ride out on this amazing beach by hiring a horse from a local trekking centre, such as Marros Riding Centre at Morfa Bychan or canoeing with Morfa Bay outdoor adventure

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What's Here?


Area Objective

The project was developed as a result of a public consultation exercise that was undertaken in April 2010 which identified the waterfront area of the village as a priority area for improvement/enhancement. The promenade which forms the heart of the village and central to many of its attractions was disorganised in terms of use and access and was in a poor state of repair.

Promenade Improvement

View Plan of improvements

This project will create a continuous promenade route from its interface with the Ministry of Defence land in the east to Dolwen Point in the west.

The improvements at the promenade will include new resin bound paving and kerbs, new signage, a low granite seating wall with hardwood backrests and LED wall lights,  and new retaining walls. The new promenade will also feature a circular performance space, grass and landscaped areas, co-ordinated street furniture, and disabled car parking spaces.

 Pendine Promenade: Artist Impression

Artist Impressio: View to Eastern end of Promenade

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 Pendine Promenade East

Artist Impression: Birds Eye View of Central Promenade

These public realm improvements (to be delivered in two construction phases in 2012/2013) will create an attractive environment for tourists, local businesses and local people.

 
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£500,000 regeneration scheme will enhance seaside community

£500,000 regeneration scheme will enhance seaside community

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Pendine Promenade: Progress In March 2013

Pendine Promenade: Progress In March 2013

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