A popular seaside village in Carmarthenshire offering 7 miles of stunning golden sand, one of Wales’s largest sandy beaches. It has a famous past as being the location for the land speed record set by Malcolm Campbell in ‘Balue Bird’ back in 1933. Visit Pendine Museum of Speed where you can relive all the thrills and tragedies, seeing the restored version of ‘Babs’ dug out of the sand after the fatal crash of Parry Jones in an earlier attempt. This beautiful beach was also the site for the start of Amy Johnson’s epic flight across the Atlantic in 1933, as well as being used for practicing the D-Day landings during World War II. Now popular with holiday makers, there are a selection of beachside pubs, cafes, shops and restaurants clustering along its seafront. The beach has two contrasting halves, to the West the area is popular with families with dramatic cliffs, caves and rock pools to explore while to the East is the long stretch of sand ideal for walking and horse riding, although access can be limited at times as it is still used by the MOD for firing. The All Wales Coastal Path runs through here, joining up with the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path at Amroth, just 4 miles away. Or head in-land to the Green Castle Woods, 3 protected ancient woods with marked trails to follow.