To read an account of a week in Tenby by one of my website visitors
No visit to Tenby is complete without visiting Caldey Island. Caldey is an island inhabited by about twenty Monks of the Reformed Cistercian Order.
The island is reached from Tenby harbour where a fleet of boats run a regular daily service.
After disembarking on Priory beach, walk to the village green which is overlooked by the Monastery. Here you can have a coffee, and let the children play, do not worry about the traffic, there are no cars!
The monastery is open to the public but to men only. On the green can be found tea rooms, post office, a small museum with the history of the island,together with artifacts found around the island. There is a gift shop and perhaps, more well known, the perfumery where the famous Caldey Island perfume can be purchased.
My favourite part of the island is the light house end where you can sit and picnic, and if you are lucky watch the seals basking on the rocks below.
Monastery Caldey Island
Photo by Andrew Gronow
TENBY NORTH BEACH
TENBY SOUTH BEACH
My advice for parking in Tenby would be to head towards one of the car parks (none are free). There are 7 council run car parks and weekly and daily rates are available.There are designated motor cycle spaces at the Multi Storey in Tenby and disabled parking is available in all car parks but charges may apply so check on arrival.
INFORMATION FOR DOG OWNERS
Tenby town from the 1st May through to 30th September dogs are not allowed on the North beach or the Harbour beach at all, the Castle Beach allows dogs (on the lead) on a very small part of the beach (in order that people with dogs can access the boat trips) so your best option is to head for the South Beach (3km of beautiful golden sand) where dogs are allowed further along the beach.