Tenby Castle Beach is nestled between the historic town of Tenby, Tenby Castle, and St Catherine’s Island. The beach here stretches southwards, joining up with the expanse of sand that is South Tenby Beach.
At low tide, St Catherine’s Island is connected to the beach and can be reached on foot. The island is the site of a historic fort, reached up a steep flight of stairs, which offers spectacular views of the beach, town, and surrounding coastline. While boats often dock along the stretch of beach between the castle and the island, the water south of St Catherine’s Island is shallow and excellent for swimming.
The ruins of Tenby Castle, sitting in an elevated position on Castle Hill, overlooking the beach, offer brilliant views and an excellent photo opportunity.
In the town of Tenby, there is a large, Pay and Display car park at the end of South Cliff Street. There is a path down to South Beach from the car park, from where visitors can walk a short distance to Castle Beach. On the streets overlooking the beach, between the beach and the harbour, there are a few pubs and restaurants.
On Castle Hill, overlooking the beach, visitors can find the Tenby Museum and Art Gallery, which is small but offers a fascinating portrayal of the town’s history.
Tenby Castle Beach is sand backed by limestone cliffs with a few small caves and overlooked by hotels. On the north side of the beach, the sea deepens quickly, and boat trips to Caldey leave from here. St Catherine’s Island is privately owned and has some walk-through caves beneath it which can be explored on a low tide. The more adventurous could try swimming through them on the high tide but be prepared for a strong current flowing from north to south.
Facilities include toilets, showers and a cafe on the slipway, while the cafes, pubs and shops of Tenby are only a short walk away. Lifeguards patrol from late June until early September
Dog Restrictions Apply south of a line between the bottom of the slipway and St Catherines from 1st May to 30th September.
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SA70 7BD, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom