Local Area


Penarth is the kind of place where people put down roots. You don't just move here. You become part of a community where neighbours, traders and fellow school gate parents soon become friends. It's a community we care about too.

Whether it's being greener by walking to viewings instead of driving, supporting local charities, schools sports teams and community groups, or recommending other local businesses that we work with, we love living here and like to give back to our fellow Penarthians who share this special place.

Wales Pier Historic


Penarth was just a few small settlements until the industrial revolution of the mid-nineteenth century transformed the area.
It was the building of a new dock to transport coal coming down from the South Wales valleys along with accompanying streets of houses that started the town we know today. Boom times brought riches, and the fortunate few built Britain’s first ‘millionaires’ row’ on Marine Parade to watch their ships come and go.

Already a popular seaside destination accessible by boat from Cardiff, Penarth received a further boost when the railway link arrived.

As visitor numbers grew, attractions began to appear along the front. Today, the donkeys and bathing machines are long gone.
Instead the esplanade now throngs with day trippers enjoying the cafes, restaurants, and the recently-restored art-deco pier.

Consistently acclaimed as one of the best places to live in Wales, Penarth’s reputation is well-founded. Combining old-world charm and modern sensibilities, this smart seaside town has everything you need: good schools, plenty of parks, sea views, a thriving Victorian town centre full of independent shops, along with fantastic places to eat and drink. From traditional pubs and greasy spoon cafes to artisan bakeries and hip coffee shops, you’re spoilt for choice here. All this within a stone’s throw of Cardiff. Take the train, hop on a bus, or walk or cycle over the barrage that connects Penarth to Cardiff Bay, and you’re in the capital in next to no time. It’s a truly glorious place to live.