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Esplanade, Italian Gardens Mediterraneo, Yacht Club

The esplanade was a key attraction for Victorian and Edwardian holidaymakers.

The Italian Gardens were laid out in 1926 on the site of some old Boat Houses. The Penarth Society has a group of volunteers who work to maintain high standards of maintenance.


The Public Shelter, currently a coffee shop has always housed "Refreshment Rooms". The Mediterraneo restaurant was originally a boat house and there are claims that it housed Penarth's first life boat station.

The Yacht Club building was built in 1881 and extended in 1884. 

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