Best beaches near Tenby
Like any good seaside town, Tenby has lots of great beaches. However, it’s not just the town that offers golden sand and lapping waves. The entire Pembrokshire coast features a great mix of beaches with enough variety for everyone.
Tenby Castle Beach
Castle Beach is the smallest of the three sandy beaches in Tenby town. At only 150m wide when the tide is out, what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in character.
For a start, the views are incredible. You can take in the cliffs and see St. Catherine's fort.
With clean white sands and crystal-clear waters, you could be forgiven for thinking you were in the Caribbean. Best of all, it’svery close to the high street, so you’re not restricted to a sandy picnic when you want something to eat.
When the tide is low, the Castle Beach sands stretch out to South Beach.
Tenby South Beach
South Beach is an absolute marvel. Beautiful fine sands, lovely waters, and first-class scenery are just the start.
South Beach is one of the best Tenby beaches for watersports too. Some of the activities on offer are angling, windsurfing, and canoeing. If you’re after something more relaxing, you can walk the promenade, eat at some of the nearby cafes, or enjoy the stunning hilltop views.
Tenby South Beach is a clean and peaceful spot. It’s less commercialised than the nearby North Beach, but it still has all the amenities you’d expect from a beachfront close to a town. It’s a short 30-minute walk if you’re staying at our Kiln Park Holiday Park.
Tenby North Beach
Tenby North completes the trio of Tenby beaches.It’s nicely sheltered and large enough not to feel overcrowded, even on sunny days. One of the best features is Gosker Rock, a large stone formation that juts out of the sand and looks as if it was dropped from the heavens.
Beautiful green cliffs, rock pools, and amazing views are just a few reasons to visit North Beach. It’s one of Tenby’s most child-friendly beaches, and it’s a great day out for the family.
Haven's Lydstep Beach
As you might have guessed from the name, our Lydstep Beach Holiday Park has its own piece of shore. When you stay at our tranquil park, you’ll have easy access to the bay, where you can relax and enjoy the amazing views.
The beach is backed by beautifully wooded cliffs and is primarily a pebble beach. However, when the tides are low, the sand comes out. You can also access the beach via Lydstep Head by parking at the National Trust car park.
You can find Monkstone Beach between Tenby and Sanderstone. It’s a secluded beach that doesn’t attract as many tourists as some of the other beaches on our list.It’s a great option if you’re looking to escape the crowds and enjoy a little peace.It’s a bit of a walk to get there, including a steep descending set of steps. Walking from the nearest car park involves taking a track through Trevayne Farm.
Monkstone is one of Tenby’s most dog-friendly beaches. It has dramatic cliffs on three sides, which gives the beach a unique feel. The sands and water are very clear, too, which adds to the appeal. When the tide is high, the beach disappears. Check the tide and time your visit right!
Skrinkle Haven Beach
For guests at Lydstep Beach Holiday Park, Skrinkle Haven Beach is a pleasant 30-minute walk. You can find it between LydstepPoint and Old Castle Head. It’sa beautiful beach to look at, thanks to its distinctive red sandstone and limestone cliffs.
It’s something of a hidden gem and can only be accessed during low tides. If you time your visit right, you’ll be rewarded by its unspoiled beauty.
Getting to the beach can be tricky; you’ll need to climb through a gap at Church Door Cove. This route really adds to the romance of the beach though!
Skrinkle Haven remained a secret for many years, as it was situated close to the Royal Artillery range. Thankfully, it’s no longer active, so you can focus on memory-making with the family.
Manorbier Beach is another fantastic option close to our Lydstep Beach Holiday Park, It’s one of Tenby’s most dog-friendly beaches and also features a freshwater stream on the north side.
The sea on this south-facing beach contains some strong currents, but that makes it a brilliant spot for surfing ifyou’re a strong swimmer. Bring some coins for the car park and you’re sorted with one of the best beaches near Tenby.