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Travel Guide – Wales

Tenby Travel Guide

Located on the south coast of South Wales, the picturesque town of Tenby is an enchanting place to explore. The name of the town is Dinbych-y-Pysgod in Welsh, which means little town of fishes and this small walled town is fringed by dramatic cliffs that overlook pretty stretches of sand and tiny islands. This is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the whole of Wales and Tenby boasts plenty of amenities and attractions for visitors to enjoy, while this is also a great place for people to stay while exploring the stunning south Pembrokeshire coast.

Things to see and do in Tenby

Tenby, Wales

Beautiful summer sunshine and warm weather drew visitors to the seaside at Tenby, Wales.

Visitors who are looking for somewhere to unwind in style should head to Tenby Harbour. There are several cool cafes and bars where visitors can grab a seat at an outdoor table and soak up coastal views, while a good range of shops, restaurants and attractions can also be found here.

Taking a boat trip across the water to the tiny and historic Caldey Island is an experience that should not be missed. Boat trips are available from Tenby Harbour and take visitors to the historic Cistercian Monastery, while visitors who want the chance to glimpse dolphins and seals can choose to take a cruise around the island as well as around the bay of Tenby.

Caldey Island – Tenby, Wales

View of Caldey Island from the sea.

People who want to spend a few hours soaking up the sun are sure to find plenty of space on Castle Beach. This long stretch of golden sand is fringed by souvenir shops and other amenities, while the cool and clear waters that lap the shore are ideal for swimming in.

Tenby South Beach – Tenby, Wales

Tenby South Beach and island.

People who want to spend a few hours soaking up the sun are sure to find plenty of space on Castle Beach. This long stretch of golden sand is fringed by souvenir shops and other amenities, while the cool and clear waters that lap the shore are ideal for swimming in.

A coastal path runs through Tenby and is part of the large and lovely Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Visitors who choose to take a stroll along the coast can opt for the five mile stretch that leads to the neighbouring town of Saundersfoot or take the circular route that leads to Manorbier and back to Tenby.

St Catherine's Island – Tenby, Wales

St Catherine’s Fort is a 19th century Palmerston Fort, located on St Catherine’s Island, Tenby Wales.

Situated at the top of Quay Hill, the Tudor Merchant’s House was built back in the 15th century and offers an interesting insight into the history and culture of the area. The house and grounds are open to the public between April and September and guided tours are available.

Climate conditions

As Tenby is situated on the sunny south coast of Wales, temperatures tend to be a bit higher than in most of the rest of the country. However, the best weather can still be experienced in the summer months of June, July and August and at this time of year the town and surrounding area is blessed with many warm and dry days.

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