Dylan Thomas

Sands of speed

This is the name of a 7 mile (11 km) stretch of sandy beach located on the south Wales coastline between Tenby and Swansea. The most impressive feature of this beach is its flatness and straightness at such a long length. You can see the satellite view below. In the early 20th century the sands were often used as a racing course and later, in the 1920s, it was used for land speed records.