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Pendine Town Information

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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.

Pendine Sands - Photo © Kevin Trahar
Pendine Sands - Photo: Kevin Trahar CCL