|A few miles along the coast from Laugharne is Pendine sands.
Pendine is one of my favourite beaches, with a mixture of sand sea shells and rocks, great for the kids with their fishing nets.
The beach is vast and was once the scene of land speed record attempts.
In 1927 J.G.Parry Thomas was killed trying to beat Malcolm Campell's record of 175 miles per hour.
His car which he called Babs overturned and Parry Thomas died instantly from horrific injuries. The local people buried the remains of the car in the sand, but in 1969 amid much public outcry, Babs was excavated and is now fully restored.
The white building in the centre of the photo (Top) is a small museum giving details of the motoring history at Pendine. The large building on the left is the Beach Hotel built around 1840 (Tel: 01994 453469) which hosted the land speed record teams of the 1920s, and today still offers accomodation and a good selection of beers..
There are some small shops selling souvenirs, beach goods,and there is also cafes and fish and chip shops. Toilet facilities are good, Car park near beach, and access for the disabled is good.
|I took this photo above of the 7 mile long main beach from the headland, then turned around and took the photo below
I have been informed that due to a few irresponsible people, parking on the beach is no longer allowed.
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