HERE'S a fascinating view of Sully Island just after WW2 showing Swanbridge beach and the foreshore with pine trees which are now long gone. Steep Holm Island can be seen on the horizon.

Sully Island is a small tidal island midway between the towns of Penarth and Barry.

The island can be accessed on foot at low tide from the car park of the local pub The Captain's Wife.

During the 13th century, the island was the base for Norman pirate Alfredo De Marisco who was known locally as The Night Hawk. In the Middle Ages the island was involved in the local smuggling trade.

Many people have visited the island during low tide but have had to be rescued due to the change of the tide.

Thanks to Andrew Coslett from Images of Bygone Penarth.

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