Tenby South Beach stretches for a mile and a half across coast that backed by soft sand dunes. The beach is located between St Catherine’s Island and the headland of Giltar Point crossing Penally Beach. The area closest to Tenby town is the most popular part of the beach, but if you walk a little further along towards the Penally east end, you will be able to find a less crowded spot.
At low tide, the beach joins up with Castle Beach to reveal a vast stretch of clean golden sand which is ideal for beach games and sandcastles. At high tide, there is still a vast expanse of the beach left to enjoy. The sand here slopes gently down into the sea so swimming is safe and there are no rocks or deep ledges to avoid.
As you look out from Tenby South Beach, you will see Caldey Island in the distance. Being protected by the cliffs and the natural curve of the coastline shields you from the fresh winds frequent in Wales.
The northern side of Tenby South Beach has a range of amenities like toilets and a Pay and Display car park, plus there is easy disabled access. There are also food options close to the beach with a couple of cafes, restaurants, and the South Beach Shack that serves sandwiches and ice creams.
You will also find deckchair hire available in the summer season from June to September and there is an ice cream van that serves the beach throughout this period.
The shore is made up of sand and some pebbles, backed by dunes covered in sea buckthorn. Being east facing, offshore winds occur frequently, so inflatable craft should be used with caution.
Lifeguards patrol from Easter until early September (10 am - 6 pm)
Dog Restrictions Apply between the beach access point and Castle Beach, 1st May to 30th September. Dogs are allowed on most of the beach south of the main access.
Surf Conditions can be good here on a big swell and when other beaches are blown out. It’s a good beginners’ beach and also popular with windsurfers.
Tenby has excellent facilities, including a Tourist Information Centre, pubs, cafes, hotels, B&B’s, shops, a supermarket and a railway station (about 10 minutes walk).
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10 Esplanade, Tenby, SA70 7DU, United Kingdom