A popular seaside resort
with a beach that stretches for five miles,
Pendine has gone down in motoring history as
the place where Malcolm Campbell set a land
speed record in ‘Blue Bird’ in 1927.
Earlier the flat stretch of sand had witnessed the death of another speed king, J.G. Parry-Jones, in his 27-litre car called ‘Babs’. His vehicle was eventually dug out of the sands in 1969 and a restored version of this car can be seen at Pendine’s Museum of Speed. In 1933 Amy Johnson set out from here in her attempt to fly to America.