A stone throw from the hustle and bustle of Cardiff is a seaside town with a historic landmark that’s stood the test of time.
Enduring a ship collision, fire, and no doubt countless British storms, the art-deco Pier in Penarth has faced its fair share of mishaps since it’s opening in 1895.
Nowadays it’s been renovated and restored to its former glory with a cinema, exhibition area and café – a perfect spot to spend a cheery and bright weekend afternoon.
Cardiff is such a trendy, thriving city, Penarth could be seen as a relaxing escape with a more traditional feel.
Besides the impressive Pier in Penarth, I love the variety of cosy cafés and independent retailers here, many of which have been nominated for Cardiff Life Awards.
On this occasion I tried Penarth’s Celtic Lounge, click here to see my little review.
There’s a long pebbly beach either side of the Pier that gives you a great perspective of the Pier and Esplanade (below, photo credit: Miss Nicklin).
The evening drew in faster than the rising tide and I regrettably had to head back east towards Cardiff. Until next time, Penarth!