Tenby is a pretty Welsh sea-side town whose historic harbour dates from the 14th century. With several beaches in and around the town to choose from you should find one to suit your needs. The North Beach probably gets the most crowded in the main season, it is close to the town centre and overlooked by a promenade it has great views, there are plenty of cafes and restaurants for food and refreshments.
The long stretch of sand of the South Beach means plenty of space for everyone, it is less commercial than the North Beach, to enjoy some fantastic views take a walk right along the beach. Castle Beach lies in the cove between Castle Hill and East Cliff a short walk from the town. The nearby sand and shingle beach of Lydstep might be of interest here you can enjoy various watersports including jet skiing and windsurfing, the area around here is also very popular with walkers.
As you explore the harbour area you might be tempted to take one of the boat trips on offer, you can cruise along the Pembrokeshire Coast and look for the seals and the various sea-birds. A popular boat trip from the harbour is to the monastic Caldey Island (weather permitting) Caldey Island is owned and run by Cistercian Monks, the monks produce is sold on the island and in Tenby. During July and August there are some evening cruises which may be of interest to you.
Tenby Castle is in ruins although parts of the walls still remain along with a town gate, the original walls include a large Barbican.
The Tenby Museum and Arts Gallery is housed in part of the remains of the castle overlooking Castle Beach it is an interesting museum with permanent displays of geology, archaeology and the social history of the town.
Another popular visitor attraction is the Tudor Merchants House located near the harbour, on three floors; you will see the Flemish round chimney on the ground floor and early seccos on some walls. It is furnished with Tudor furniture and fittings and is the oldest authentic furnished house in Tenby, and it opens daily April – September. You can wander through the narrow cobbled streets that are lined with cafes/restaurants and pubs, browse in the tourist shops, relax with a drink and watch the people go by.
Visitors can also see the sights by taking a Horse and Carriage ride, you will find these situated near St. Mary’s Church. Tenby has plenty of hotels and guest houses to choose from, varying in quality, you will need to book in advance of your holiday break as they do get booked up quickly in the main season. On the outskirts of the town are some good quality holiday parks.
Tenby has a lot to offer its visitors and is Pembrokeshire’s main holiday resort there are also many nearby attractions that may be of interest.
Heatherton Country Sports Park is approximately 4 miles from Tenby, Carew Castle 5 miles, Manor House Wild Animal Park 3 miles, Caldey Island 2 miles, Pembroke Castle 10 miles and The Welsh Wildlife Centre 35 miles, plus many more indoor and outdoor attractions and activities in the town and surrounding area, something to suit most everyone.