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Tenby has no less than three beaches - North, South and Town (also called Castle) - so you can always find one sheltered from the wind. Lifeguards operate at these beaches in the summer. At the height of the holiday season parking in Tenby is scarce, so an early start is recommended. All of Tenby's beaches are close to shops and toilets, and are accessible by wheelchair. Boat trips, including those to Caldey Island, are bookable near the harbour.

Tenby North beach

A long expanse of flat sand with the harbour at one end, and the famous Goskar Rock at its centre. Behind is a steep cliff topped by hotels and guest houses. There is a large (pay) car park near one end of the beach.

Tenby South beach

A very long, sandy beach with dines behind. A cafe is at one end. It commands a superb view of Caldey Island. A large car park is available but it can get very crowded at the height of the summer.

Tenby Town (Castle) beach

Much smaller than the others, this beach has more amenities being closer to the town centre. It is situated beneath the castle and adjacent to St Catherine's Island. At low tide Castle Beach joins up with South Beach. There is very little adjacent parking so it's best to park at the nearby South Beach car park. In the summer a Park and Ride operates from the North Beach car park.

Tenby North beach is popular for on and offshore activities. Caldey Island
can be seen in the background
Tenby north beach

North beach is dominated by Goskar Rock
Goskar Rock, Tenby
Overlooking Tenby Town beach. The old fort on St Catherine's Island is
not accessible. In the far distance is the Gower Peninsular near
St Catherine's Island, Tenby

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Trip to Caldey Island from Tenby

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