Tenby Coast Guide 

Tenby is a 'picture post card' resort on the Pembroke peninsular in Wales that can trace its origins back to the time of the Norman conquest. The current town was mostly built by the Victorians - who did like to live beside the seaside! There are some excellent beaches which are ideal for families and for swimming and other beach activities.

                                                               Tenby Wales

For details of Tenby Hotels and Holidays, Guest Houses, Cottages  and to visit Attractions.  Go to Tenby Hotels, Guest Houses and Cottages

Pastel tinted houses line the winding streets above the picturesque harbour at the heart of the town. Tenby is well provided with beaches - there are three around the town and all are sandy and gently sloping. The town is well provided with facilities for tourists and there is an excellent selection of bars and restaurants to tempt the visitor. Tenby is something of a party town at night - you may get caught up in rowdy stag and hen nights - which can lead to some interesting situations! There is excellent walking along the cliffs above Tenby and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path runs along here towards Pembroke. 

Caldey Island lies a mile or so to the south of the town and is home to a Cistercian Monastery and also grey seals and many varieties of seabirds. The monks make perfume, chocolate and shortbread which can be purchased in the gift shop. There is also a cafe with snacks and drinks available. Boats trips operate from the harbour during the summer months. 

Just along the coast from Tenby is the small seaside village of Saundersfoot which has several beaches and a marina. Pendine Sands which stretches for around 5 miles , are located to the east of Tenby; - this was the location for several attempts at the land speed record in the 1920's. See link below. Please note that part of the beach may be closed due to Ministry of Defence operations. 


                         Caldrey Island Wales     Tenby Coast     Saunderfoot Marina 

                                           Caldey Island                                                              Tenby harbour                                           Saundersfoot



Places to visit in Tenby - Tourist Attractions

Ocean Commotion - Adventure play for up to 11 year old -Lower Frog Street, Tenby SA70 7HU Tel: 01834 845526

Phoenix Bowl - Family entertainment centre - Discovery Quay, The Docks, Milford Haven SA73 3AX Tel: 01646 696350

Silent World Aquarium & Reptile Collection - Slippery Back, Narberth Rd, Tenby SA70 8HR Tel: 01834 844498

Caldey Island - Small island just offshore with Cistercian Monastery - for details of opening hours visit: Caldey Island 

Rudders Boatyard Boat Trips - Church Road, Burton SA73 1NU Tel: 01646 600288

Cilgerran Castle - Cilgerran SA43 2SS Tel: Cadw - Tel: 01443 33 6000 

Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort - Reconstructed Iron Age fort - Off A487 Cardigan-Fishguard Rd, Nr Newport SA413PX Tel: 01239 891319


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Cliff and coast walkingWhether your idea of an ideal activity is sunbathing or you prefer something more strenuous, the  chances are that you will be able to pursue this at the coast. There is a wide selection of activities that can be found on our coastline - these range from a gentle stroll to the next bay, to swimming and snorkelling, to more energetic activities such as sailing, surfing, windsurfing and kite sailing. See Activities section.


Attractions - see listings pages

national lobster hatchery padstowA huge selection of attractions are available within the coastal area and this section will have details of many of them. From piers and harbours to fun fairs and roller coasters, the listings will have details of what's available in your chosen area. For details of attractions look in the resort pages. 

 The National Lobster Hatchery - Padstow

Beach PubPubs, restaurants and shopping guide

The listings section will also have details of pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and shops available in the locality. Restaurants and shops coming soon.....

                                                                                                                                            The Beach Pub - Exmouth


We will bring you feature  articles  about the coastline and  news items about life in the coastal area. contributions to this section are welcome.

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