Tenby is a uniquely attractive resort. Its pastel coloured buildings, narrow cobbled streets, fortified medieval walls and shimmering bays give it an atmosphere reminiscent of the Mediterranean. The resort has a charm and character which has attracted visitors for more than 200 years. The town boasts four beaches, beautiful gardens, an intriguing museum, a leisure centre and a collection of outstanding restaurants and welcoming pubs.
The harbour is one of the most photographed views in Wales, with its vibrant outdoor cafés, flotilla of boats and towering hill in the background. From the harbour, a number of cruises and fishing trips which tour the coast and the nearby islands of Caldey and Ramsey are available.
Tenby is also ideally placed to explore the beautiful region of Pembrokeshire. The mighty castles and historic market towns as well as the tiny harbours and pretty villages of this wonderfully varied region are only a short distance away.
Whatever the season, Tenby and its surroundings offer a range of activities from fun-packed beaches and leisurely coastal walks to fascinating castles and relaxing cafés and bistros.
We use the Giltar Hotel, which is set in a prominent position overlooking South Beach and Caldey Island, Clarence House Hotel, close to the town centre with views of St Catherine’s Island and Cliffe Norton Hotel, which occupies a prime position on North Beach.
The ancient walled town centre offers an excellent range of shops and services from gifts and local crafts to antiques and seafood. There is also a daily indoor market with over 100 stalls.
Beach and Gardens
There are four main safe, clean sandy beaches offering relaxing bathing and great views across Camarthen Bay and over to Caldey Island. Its floral displays are equally impressive with Tenby now recognised as the best decorated town in Wales.