Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan

Golden sky and Penarth Pier

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.

A bright and sunny day on Penarth Pier

View over the edge of Penarth Pier

Walking along Penarth Pier

Cardiff is such a trendy, thriving city, Penarth could be seen as a relaxing escape with a more traditional feel.

Rocky cliff and beach near Penarth

Victorian Lamp in Penarth

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.

View from Penarth Pier

Celtic Lounge in Penarth

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).

Penarth Pier at sunset

The evening drew in faster than the rising tide and I regrettably had to head back east towards Cardiff. Until next time, Penarth!

Cardiff Bay Barrage

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