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Famous Pendine Sands – South Wales
Beautiful walks along coastal routes and sandy beaches
Featuring dog walking around the UK – Pendine Sands
Pendine is a village situated on the South Coast of Wales, overlooking the glorious Carmarthen Bay, one of seven of Carmarthenshire’s dog-friendly 5-star rated beaches and well worth visiting if you are staying in the region.
You may have heard of Pendine Sands, because of it’s famous sporting past. The coastal beach is known, is not only famed for its 7 mile stretch of uninterrupted golden sands but its famous racing past and legends. Both Malcolm Campbell and John Parry-Thomas produced world speed records racing their cars along the flat sands during the 1920s.
The main slipway in the middle of the sands allows easy access to the sands all year round, making it a fabulous winter or summer beach to visit, access from the car parking facilities. Further along the backshore areas are wonderful wild, sand dunes.
There are dog restrictions between May 1st – 30th September at the main slipway, not allowing dogs onto this area of the beach, being a busy visitor destination, but the rest of the long sandy beach, either side, is dog-friendly all year round.
The area has a MOD establishment, where part of the beach from time to time may be cordoned off for weapons testing. You’ll see prominent red flags flying prohibiting certain areas. To check ahead of dog walking, call for the latest information 01994 452310 about testing dates and times to avoid any disappointment when making a special day out trip.
Walking in the other direction from the slipway towards Gilman Point is an alternative on those days and is all-year-round free dog-walking.
The beach operates with a lifeguard presence during the summer season operated by the RNLI and a useful webpage about Pendine Sands.
Should you need any emergency dog care, there are local pet veterinary practices within easy reach, the nearest just 5 miles away.
Take a look at the opportunity for a staycation with your pets at a Sykes Cottage, (#Ad.) which offer hand-picked cottages and beach houses to rent all year, some situated just 50 yards from the beach with beautiful Amroth and Saundersfoot beaches less than 7 miles further along the coast making perfect dog walking and friendly holidays. You can see more holiday deals and offers on the Pet Check Shop and Pet Check Deal page.
To get the very best out of a special day trip, plan your day in advance.
- The pandemic has bought about pre-booking car parks in some coastal locations. Pre-book your car park if necessary
- Check all local social media before setting out including if there are traffic build-ups in the area so you are not wasting time sitting in a hot car
- Check tide times for the best times to be on the beach. We recommend two hours after high tide allows the tide to be going out, sand and shingle drying out and gives more space on the beach.
- Remember to buy sun block for you and your pet before its too hot weather, apply before leaving home
- Ensure your dog has ventilated space in your vehicle and also sunshades protecting them from direct sunlight during the journey
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The recent pandemic has bought about new changes to the ways we do things. Post lockdown restrictions may require households not to travel in certain areas of the UK. Read the latest government advice. It’s advisable to check with your local council and social media websites before making special journeys.
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