The picturesque walled town of Tenby is the perfect location for your next holiday in Pembrokeshire! With four beautiful beaches which can rival any others in the world, it's a must visit destination for those wanting to top up their tan or practice their sandcastle building skills.
Three of the four beaches in Tenby are Blue Flag holders (North, South and Castle Beach), meaning they're internationally recognised for their cleanliness, safety and nearby amenities; and whilst Tenby's Harbour beach wasn't awarded a Blue Flag, it was voted the best beach in Europe in 2014! Beating off competition from Portugal, Spain and other popular locations.
The town itself is steeped in history, with the old town castle walls dating back to the 13th century still surviving today, including the Five Arches which serve as an entrance to the town and over 200 listed buildings. Strolling through the old cobbled streets will allow you to find Tenby's Tudor Merchant House and travel back in time to see how Tenby town was in Tudor Times.
With over two and a half miles of stunning beaches and coastline, Tenby has easy access to the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path that offer fantastic views of the must see is Caldey Island. An idyllic island set just of the coast of Tenby that's accessed via passenger boat from Easter to October, where you can explore its sandy beaches and experience a completely different day out amongst a community of Cistercian monks who run the island farm and gardens.
Throughout the summer months, Tenby's town centre operates a Traffic & Pedestrianisation scheme, from 11am to 5pm each day the town becomes a bustling location which restricts access to the town centre to pedestrians only. Local cafes, pubs, restaurants and shops all take advantage of this scheme allowing you to sample fresh local food and drink whilst relaxing outside in the sun.
For those wanting more than to just relax on holiday, Tenby has two local golf courses (Tenby Golf Club and Trefloyne Golf Course) and easy access to many local attractions including Oakwood Theme Park, Folly Farm and many more great things to do!
Newly opened in Tenby this May, The American diner has already had hugely positive reviews from guests. Serving a variety of food from chicken wings, nachos, burgers to pancake stacks and sundaes - offering guests large portions at very reasonable prices - you wont come away hungry!
Babi-Beau offers the opportunity to create a huge variety of arts and crafts for all occasions, including jewellery making, t-shirt printing, woodwork, glass painting, sewing, mask-making, fabric painting and much more. Themed events, children’s parties, after school craft club and adult workshops are also on offer. Clothing printing services for individuals and groups, including printing children’s own designs and drawings onto t-shirts and sweatshirts, - great for present ideas!
Hot and cold beverages and a wide selection of cakes and snacks are available to enjoy whilst creating your masterpieces.
Barbucci a unique Indian located in Tenby. Enjoy the contemporary experience of a underground restaurant with soft colourful lighting and a lovely romantic ambience. Eat in and take-away options available.
Bay of Bengal Indian Restaurant overlooking Tenby Harbour and the North beach. Eat-in or take-away curries available.
Set in the heart of Tenby is a new boutique bar/restaurant. Formally the Old British Legion club, the Billycan has kept a couple of the old features and furniture and was named from people popping billycans on the stove and all congregate around it for a drink during the war. They serving food and drinks and have a wide range of craft ales and lagers with an extensive wine list to suit all tastes.
Caffe Vista is a Greek and Mediterranean influenced little cafe, tucked in one of the back streets of Tenby with amazing coast view from the small seating area outside. They serve lunch, coffee, drinks, pies and homemade cakes. The Caffe Bar that doubles as a classy live music venue for regular ticketed events. Fine Ale, World Beers, Wines.
Caffi Pura is located in Tenby and is a vegetarian-friendly restaurant serving fresh, healthy and delicious food and serving hot and cold drinks. They are passionate about using Welsh produce and organic food to create home-cooked dishes.
Caldey Island is one of Britain's holy islands. The Cistercian monks of Caldey continue a tradition which began there in Celtic times. More than a thousand years of prayer and quiet living have made this remote and beautiful island a haven of tranquillity and peace. The monks and islanders of Caldey are pleased to welcome day-visitors to share the delights of their island home throughout the summer season. You can explore the historic Old Priory and the medieval churches or join the free guided walk for a closer look at the island's heritage. You may like to drop in at the Video Centre to find out more about life in the Monastery. Visitors are also welcome to attend the one of the short chanted services in the Abbey Church, which form part of the daily prayer life of the monks.
A walk up to the Lighthouse opens up spectacular panoramic views of the Pembrokeshire Coast, Tenby and the Preseli Hills, the Gower Peninsula and Lundy Island. In the village you can buy the perfumes, chocolate and shortbread made on the island. The Village Post Office is also a museum giving an interesting insight into Caldey's history. Postcards and special covers are franked with the Caldey Island handstamp. A fleet of boats runs to the island from Tenby Harbour from Easter to October. These boats, which are licensed and strictly supervised by the Marine Coastguard Agency, are owned by local boatmen, many of whom are members of the crew of the Tenby Lifeboat. Please note: Crossing time is about 20 minutes and all trips are weather permitted.
Please Note: Dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads at all times and you need cash for the boat trip across.
Fully licensed Chinese Restaurant in the heart of Tenby with a special Cantonese menu. Eat in or Takeaway available with main dishes
The Coach and Horses is a quaint old pub in the heart of Tenby. A classic Welsh pub, reputedly the oldest in Tenby, complete with exposed beams and cosy interior and cosy beer garden. They Serve pub Favourites , chef specials, grills and also specialise in Thai food. Please note: Thai menu available for eat in or takeaway.
Award winning fish and chips from this well known local family established in 1935. Eat in or take away. Fecci's use only local fish as well as locally grown potatoes for their chips. D Fecci & Sons is also one of the few fish and chip shops to offer customers wheat-free fish, coated in a batter of ground rice and potato and fried in its own special fryer.
The Heywood Brasserie is located in Heywood Spa Hotel in Tenby. It has been designed to introduce style and elegance and Inspired by delicious, home-cooked food using local produce. They have a selection of fresh Meat dishes, Pasta favourites, Vegetarian options, or from our locally landed Fish section, the Heywood Brasserie provides a selection of mouth-watering foods for everybody to enjoy. The á la carte menu offers a wide choice of affordable dining in a warm and relaxed setting; it’s perfect for that special occasion, or a place to meet and enjoy lunch or dinner with friends and family. The restaurant has magnificent mahogany framed mirrors reflecting the smooth lighting around the room making the Brasserie oozes ambience. And for those hot, sultry evenings the bamboo blades of our wind point fans create a gentle breeze to ensure you enjoy your dining experience with us in comfort. The restaurant provides formal & informal dining and can be configured for medium sized functions. Or the Café Bar next door has comfortable leather settees serving coffees or a cold beer and offer a Café Bar menu or opt for the Tapa’s displayed daily on the specials board.
Heading down towards the harbour and the beach at Tenby and you can't miss the Hope and Anchor pub recently ungoing a refubishment. Traditionally a fishing pub it has remained popular with locals for years and years. They offer seven real ales that change throughout the week and the menus and special boards feature lots of fish inclding Tenby mackerel.
Situated in the heart of Tenby. They pride themselves on providing burgers of the highest quality using 100% Welsh beef and other locally sourced produce. Eat in or take away options available.
An authentic Greek food restaurant serving all the favourites such as kleftico and stifado in a friendly atmosphere. Main entrance is located on the South Parade.
Ocean Restaurant is situated overlooking Tenby’s picturesque harbour with magnificent sea views. They serve a variety of international cuisine, whilst still committed to using fresh and where possible locally sourced products. Great favourites are the owners home-made Italian pizzas and speciality pastas. Full menus are available to view on their website. A warm welcome is also extended to children with their own special menu
Currently know as The Mews Surf Bar & Grill, the SandBar has been taken over by Tenby Brewing, serving craft beers, specialised real ales, including a number of real ales served straight from the cask. They also provide draught lagers,ciders,bitters and a complete spirits and wine selection, plus a number of soft drinks and cocktails, making sure every guest is catered for! The food menu has a street food feel offering tortillas, chilli, taco's, corn dogs, pulled pork and great selection of gourmet burgers.
Tenby Museum is in a superb location atop Castle Hill, overlooking Caldey Island and Carmarthen Bay. The museum itself is home to a number of displays and exhibits including a maritime display, a Roald Dahl exhibit and a WWI exhibition. A really popular attraction is The Story of Tenby gallery where you can learn all about the local history of the seaside town. There are interactive activities and audio visual displays to keep the little ones entertained during your visit. Also making home inside Tenby museum is a library and archive, both of which store information on local history and natural history as well as many items which link back to the area. Inside the Museum is two art galleries which host a programme of changing works and exhibitions. Pay a visit to the shop where you will be able to purchase unique gifts and prints. or enjoy a trip to the coffee shop for a refreshing hot drink with a beautiful view.
The Buccaneer is situated in St Julian Street which links the town square to the harbour and beaches. The pub has a large it has a cosy feel with wooden beams, stove and Tenby memorabilia adorning the walls. A sunny walled beer garden with ample additional seating is to the rear with heaters for those chilly evenings. The Buccaneer is the brewery tap for the adjacent Tenby Harbour Brewery and sells their full range of beers. A good selection of European draught lagers are also available. Food is served all day with locally sourced fresh fish and ingredients on the menu.
Newly taken over by the owners of The Cube this March, The Cove is a stylish new restaurant in Tenby serving an extensive list of delicious cocktails, sharing platters, sandwiches and array of fish and meat. The interior and layout give a very relaxed vibe. Lights are dimmed in the evening for a more intimate atmosphere. The Cove offers well presented quality food at reasonable prices, they also serve an interesting twist on a Sunday lunch on a sharing platter.
A family friendly pub, just outside of the Tenby town walls serving real ales and has a sunny beer garden to the front. Popular with locals but all are welcome! Often have live music, pub quizes and show all popular sporting events. Dogs are also welcome both inside and out.
A traditional pub right in the middle of Tenby town. loads of beams and exposed stonework. and housing the largest fireplace in the town. A cosy, pub that serves great pub food.
The Fuchsia Caffe is a new cafe opened in 2017 located in The Mews, Tenby. They offer a variety of teas, artwork, fresh flowers and jewellery in a lovely relaxed atmosphere . They also cater for all outside events.
The Hideout Cafe is located in the in the North Beach car park in Tenby. They serve breakfast, lunch, snacks and a selection of hot and cold drinks to eat in or take- away, making it a perfect stop before heading to the beach!
Located in the town square, the Lifeboat is a nautical themed pub with a boat shaped bar! and a sunny beer garden to the rear (heated at night). Serving locally sourced food. Please Note: Dogs are allowed in the beer garden only.
The lighthouse kitchen prides themselves on delivering top notch grub in an informal setting. They use local produce where possible to give you the best.
The Normandie, historically an old coaching inn. It can be found nestled between the Medieval Town Walls and Upper Frog Street in Tenby. It has a busy vibrant cosmopolitan Bar, Lounge and Restaurant which serves delicious food all year round, from freshly baked, home made pizzas; succulent steaks; locally caught fish; traditional Sunday roasts; thick hearty soups; giant burgers; vegetarian dishes and salads with a Mediterranean flavour. They also have a great selection of fine wines and great beers, making 'The Normandie' a popular haunt for locals and visitors. They also have a great sheltered courtyard/beer garden at the rear. Access is through the Town Walls on the South Parade and via the main bar and lounge areas. Please note: The Bar has an 1am licence on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, so It can be noisy at night, due to street noise and a late licence.
Situated right on the award winning Castle Beach and are open all year round to the public. If new to climbing they offer instructor led sessions both on the wall and out on some of Pembrokeshire's beautiful coastal cliffs. It is great fun for kids (age 6+), adults, and groups. They also do birthday climbing parties. Already a competent climber, all you need to do is register and you can use the walls on a pay as you go basis.
Please Note: Equipment Hire. 1st item £2, then only £1 for additional items. Helmets are FREE. Annual Membership also available.
The Salt Cellar is a new restaurant which opened its doors in Febuary 2016. Located on the lower ground floor of the Atlantic Hotel, perched on the cliff tops overlooking Tenby’s South Beach, just a stones throw from the town centre. A lovely Restaurant and bar with a stunning cliff top terrace. Owned and run by four good friends, who have a wealth of experience in high quality hotels and restaurant and have a Passionate about all things Pembrokeshire! Serving lunch, supper and Sunday lunches and has a great selection of wines by glass or the bottle. Please note: Parking is available on roads adjacent to The Esplanade, at The Five Arches car park and The Rectory car park, just a 2 minute walk from the restaurant.
The Stowaway is a lovely tiny cafe, full of character tucked into the harbour wall on route to the Harbour beach in Tenby. They serve great coffee, cakes, snacks and crab sandwiches. Perfect for a pit stop be fore heading to the beach.
Top Joe's is an award winning restaurant which specialise in making fresh handmade pizza's to eat in a relaxed and friendly surroundings or to take-away. Also sell local organic salad grown in Cardigan, warming soups, fresh cut sandwiches and home-made ice-cream and desserts.
A full menu is available via their website. Orders can be places over the telephone as well as online.
Waves is a cliff top restaurant overlooking Lydstep bay set in the grounds of Celtic Haven resort. Waves is an Italian influence restaurant that serves delicious Italian-influenced dishes and authentic homemade Italian pizzas. They are made with only the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients.