The village consists of two parts: the old hill-top settlement around the parish church, and the small harbour settlement on the shore. The latter developed into a small seaside resort during the 20th century. The seaside resort is best known for Pendine Sands, where Malcolm Campbell and J. G. Parry-Thomas set the world land speed record five times between 1924 and 1927. Parry-Thomas was killed while making a final record-breaking attempt on Pendine Sands in 1927.
The parish lies a few miles south of the linguistic boundary, and is predominantly English-speaking.
Places of interest
On some occasions, part of the beach is used by the QinetiQ for firing practice.
- Pendine Online
- Museum of Speed Pendine
- grid reference SN231085
- Carmarthenshire Land Sailing Club Website
- www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Pendine and surrounding area