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Walks near Tenby to enjoy on your Staycation this year

If you’re looking for great walks near Tenby, you couldn’t be in a better place. The 186-mile Pembrokeshire coastal path has been ranked amongst the top 10 walks globally, alongside the Inca Trail in Peru and even Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. It’s one of the most beautiful parts of the country, drawing hikers from far and wide who want to take in the magnificent views.

Here is a selection of our favourites from around Tenby:

Please note: Tide times and heights vary throughout the month and can easily catch you out if you haven’t checked them. So before embarking on your waking adventure and if you are using sections of the beach in your walks, please check our live tide times.

 

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Saundersfoot to Amroth

Length – 2 miles / 4 km
Time – 1 hour 40 minutes
Grade – moderate

Saundersfoot to Amroth via the beach or coastal

This is a short but delightful walk, along a stretch of the Pembrokeshire Coast. The route takes you from Amroth, visiting Wisemans Bridge and through the Ironworks tunnels to Saundersfoot, At low tide, you can walk the entire way on the beach. Alternatively, you can use the clifftop path and take in the spectacular coastal views, which makes for an excellent circular walk.

 

Bosherston Lily Ponds from Broad Haven

Length – 3.4 miles / 5.5 km
Time – 2 hours 0 minutes
Grade – easy

Walkway over Bosherston Lily Ponds
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 A short easy walk that starts from Broad Haven carpark. The route follows the path around the lily ponds before crossing Broad Haven beach back to the start. The route follows a short section of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

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Saundersfoot to Tenby

Length – 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Time – 3 hours 10 minutes
Grade – easy/mod

Tenby Harbour
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The Pembrokeshire coast between Saundersfoot and Tenby is a beautiful linear walk. There are some beautiful seascapes, a couple of ascents, and the opportunity to explore Tenby’s historic town with its fine harbour and colourful homes and plenty of beaches worth a visit. Like many coastal walks, the route is more challenging than it looks, but if you take your time and start from Saundersfoot, you can always catch the bus back. 

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Swanlake Bay from Manorbier

Length – 4.8 miles / 7.8 km
Time – 3 hours 10 minutes
Grade – easy/mod

Kings Quoit burial chamber Manorbier Beach
Kings Quoit burial chamber Manorbier Beach

A coastal path walk from Manorbier, using a section of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. The route passes Manorbier Castle, passes some interesting rock formations, rounds the headland of Priest’s Nose, crosses Manorbier Beach and ends at Swanlake Bay. The walk is easy to follow on clear paths. However, there are some unprotected sections with a steep drop to the sea.

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The Stackpole Estate from Stackpole Quay

The Stackpole Estate from Stackpole Quay is a great walk near Tenby
The Stackpole Estate from Stackpole Quay is a great walk near Tenby

Length – 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Time – 3 hours 10 minutes
Grade – easy

An interesting Pembrokeshire walk exploring the Stackpole Estate, which from the tiny harbour at Stackpole Quay. The route follows the Pembrokeshire Coast Path to Barafundle Bay, Stackpole Head and Broad Haven. The coastline becomes more dramatic with stacks, natural arches, and blowholes. The walk follows the banks of the Bosherston Lily Ponds before crossing fields back to the start.

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Bosherston Lily Ponds, Broad Haven & St. Govan’s Chapel

Length – 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Time – 3 hours 0 minutes
Grade – easy/mod

Bosherston Lily Ponds, Broad Haven & St. Govan’s Chapel
Broad Haven Beach

Another great walk near Tenby is this beautiful walk from Bosherston which includes a section of coastal walking along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. A visit to St. Govan’s Chapel. The beach at Broad Haven and the stunning lily ponds.

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St. Govan’s Chapel, Bosherston & Elegug Stacks

Length – 9.6 miles / 15.6 km
Time – 5 hours 20 minutes
Grade – moderate

St. Govan’s Chapel, Bosherston & Elegug Stacks

This Pembrokeshire walk explores the spectacular coast between St. Govan’s Chapel and the Green Bridge of Wales. The route has restricted opening due to MOD training on the ranges. (So always look out for the red flags). The route follows the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and is well-signed. 

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Main Photo of The Green Bridge of Wales by Ian Cylkowski on Unsplash
Routes courtesy of https://www.walkingbritain.co.uk

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