Pendine Sands

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Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire

Before you leave

Download the Wales Coast Path app at home to experience the area in Augmented Reality. This walk is not suitable for prams or buggies.


Centre of Pendine village in a pay and display car park and finish at Gillman Point.  The panel location can be found on Google Maps.


Walk route:  1 km / 0.75 mile

Extended walk: 2km / 1 mile from Gillman Point via the road B4314 back to Pendine village.

Nigel Nicholas, Wales Coast Path Officer highlight

"Pendine Sands will take your breath away with 8 miles of golden sand before you.  The home of the land speed record, this special place has witnessed motor history multiple times, as land speed records have been made and broken there.  On this walk you’ll discover spectacular cliffs and coastal views over Carmarthen Bay and expansive views over to the Gower in the distance".

Route information

Start your journey at the Augmented Reality panel situated outside in front of ‘Tea by the Sea” cafe. Here, you use your mobile device (phone or tablet) with the Wales Coast Path app to drive the Blue Bird racing car and join Amy Johnson on her flight to America before heading west along the seafront. 

Follow the Wales Coast Path, taking the steep steps up to the top of the cliff at Gillman Point, the views over Morfa Bychan are well worth the climb and effort!  You can return the same way. 

Want to go further?

Or for the more energetic, you can carry on to the small beach at Morfa Bychan and turn right on a signposted track which heads uphill.  Where the track forks, you turn right and head towards the B4314 road back to Pendine village. 

Along the way

Look out for the largest colony of seabirds in Carmarthenshire and make sure you take your camera to capture glorious open views of the longest beach on the Wales Coast Path, Pendine Sands.

Plan your visit

Go to our Plan your visit page which has useful information on public transport and an interactive map to help you plan your visit.

Download the itinerary

Download the Pendine Sands - Family walks with a difference itinerary with a map of the route and the extended route to explore more of the beautiful Welsh coastline.

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