Pendine Sands Beach

Pendine Sands beach is an 11 km (7 mile) stretch of flat sand within Carmarthen Bay that stretches from Gilman Point and the village of Pendine in the west to Laugharne Sands in the east. The beach can have some parts closed due to MoD restrictions.

Due to the beaches length and flat firm sand, it was used for speed record attempts, with Malcolm Campbell (1924), J. G. Parry-Thomas (1926 & 27), Forresti in Djelmo (1927), Donald Campbell in 2000 and Guy Martin’s bicycle record.

The size and flat nature of the beach make this beach very popular with land yachting, kite-buggying, power kiting and horse riding.

Just to the West, you have the small bay of Morfa Bychan which is well worth the short walk.

Facilities at the beach and in the village include parking, toilets, cafe, pubs, beach shops and seasonal lifeguards.

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Pendine Sands Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 2 beaches at Pendine, 8 beaches in Carmarthenshire, or check our list of Carmarthenshire Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Pendine Sands Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 8.2℃ to 9.6℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Nov 29fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.5℃ to 4.8℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (NNW)
Wednesday, Nov 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.1℃ to 6.5℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (ESE)
Thursday, Dec 01cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 2.8℃ to 3.9℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (SE)
Friday, Dec 02clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.9℃ to 4.3℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (ENE)
Saturday, Dec 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.4℃ to 4.9℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (NE)
Sunday, Dec 04fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.6℃ to 3.6℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (ENE)

Pendine weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Pendine Sands Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Pendine Sands Beach is at Ferryside 12.81 km (7.96 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Mon 28 Nov
   Low Tide at 04:29 (Height 0.46m)
   High Tide at 08:55 (Height 6.34m)
   Low Tide at 16:49 (Height 0.45m)
   High Tide at 21:25 (Height 5.80m)
Tue 29 Nov
   Low Tide at 05:02 (Height 0.59m)
   High Tide at 09:52 (Height 5.93m)
   Low Tide at 17:25 (Height 0.58m)
   High Tide at 22:27 (Height 5.34m)
Wed 30 Nov
   Low Tide at 05:39 (Height 0.71m)
   High Tide at 10:59 (Height 5.58m)
   Low Tide at 18:08 (Height 0.67m)
   High Tide at 23:37 (Height 5.01m)
Thu 01 Dec
   Low Tide at 06:27 (Height 0.78m)
   High Tide at 12:13 (Height 5.39m)
   Low Tide at 18:55 (Height 0.69m)
Fri 02 Dec
   High Tide at 00:55 (Height 4.93m)
   Low Tide at 07:34 (Height 0.77m)
   High Tide at 13:28 (Height 5.43m)
   Low Tide at 20:30 (Height 0.65m)
Sat 03 Dec
   High Tide at 02:06 (Height 5.11m)
   Low Tide at 09:10 (Height 0.69m)
   High Tide at 14:32 (Height 5.62m)
   Low Tide at 21:55 (Height 0.58m)
Sun 04 Dec
   High Tide at 03:05 (Height 5.41m)
   Low Tide at 10:31 (Height 0.60m)
   High Tide at 15:28 (Height 5.85m)
   Low Tide at 23:07 (Height 0.51m)

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