Best walks near Tenby
Walks from Tenby are an incredible way to experience the area. From miles of stunning Pembrokeshire coast to the wild and hilly inland, there is something for every level of ability.
With such diverse terrain and lots to discover, your only problem will be fitting them all in. We’ve chosen some great Tenby walks that you can access from our Kiln Park, Lydstep Beach, or Penally Court Holiday Parks. So get your boots on, and let’s go!
Five Arches Loop
Distance: 5 miles
Who doesn’t love a loop walk? They are one of the best ways to explore an area. If you’re a guest at the Penally Court Holiday Park, you can start this walk from Penally Station. From there, you can enjoy the spectacular sea view all the way to Tenby town centre towards the iconic Five Arches.
The Five Arches are the name given to the West Gate’s Barbican tower. Once you’ve stopped for a moment to take in this glorious medieval tower, head north towards the beach and then back through the town on the trail through Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, this walk offers a little bit of everything, and it’s a great way to explore Tenby.
Tenby to Freshwater East
Distance: 11 miles
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is one of the best walks from Tenby if you’re all about the bracing sea air. The walk starts in Tenby and tracks the coast past South Beach. The views are truly spectacular, and while the walk takes a little under five hours, you should probably budget for a little more to take in the delightful coast.
From there, you push along the coast, past our Penally Court and Lydstep Beach Holiday Parks. If you need to stop for refreshments, the Bubbleton Farm Shop Cafe is worth a visit. Finally, you’ll hit the cliff-top town of Freshwater East, where you can catch a train back to Penally or Tenby.
Tenby to Saundersfoot
Distance: 4.5 miles
As walks from Tenby go, this one is probably too challenging for kids, thanks to the steep incline as you leave the town via the Old Narberth Road. But once you hit the Slippery Back and turn right onto Waterwynch Lane, it’s fairly plain sailing.
Follow the road down to Waterwynch Bay and travel up toward Monkstone Beach, and you’ll reach Saundersfoot, which some describe as a mini Tenby. If you’re hungry when you get there, you can eat some fish and chips before catching the bus back to Tenby. It’s a lovely walk with some fabulous coastal views.
Lydstep Haven to Manorbier Castle
Distance: 3.5 miles
For guests at our Lydstep Beach Holiday Park, this is one of the best Tenby coastal walks. While it’s possible to walk more directly from Lydstep Haven to Manorbier Castle, the route doesn’t take in the majestic coast, which is well worth a diversion.
Walk past Church Door Cove and Rook’s cave and take in the truly spectacular coast. Soon, you’ll come across a Neolithic burial chamber called King’s Quoit. With its stunning view of Manorbier Bay, the burial chamber is worth a visit alone. Travel north, and you’ll reach Manorbier Castle, and the last leg of your regal walk will be complete.
Lydstep to Saundersfoot
Distance: 8 miles
This is one of the best Tenby coastal walks for anyone staying at Lydstep Beach Holiday Park. It starts out in the holiday park and follows a path along the coast toward GiltarPoint. The sights are amazing, including views of Caldey Island.
From there, it’s north up the coast to take in the South and North beaches before beginning a steep climb towards Bowman’s point. The terrain here becomes very hilly until you hit Monkstone Point and begin your descent towards Saundersfoot harbour.
Tenby to Waterwynch
Distance: 2.5 miles
Terrain: easy to moderate
This is one of the best walks from Tenby that you can complete in about an hour. It’s a compact version of our Tenby to Saundersfoot trip, with Waterwynch as the destination instead.
It starts in Tenby’s beautiful North beach and offers a chance to see the incredible Goskar Rock. From there, you take a gentle climb into the countryside and the enchanting views of Cornish Down.
Manorbier to Swanlake Bay
Terrain: easy to moderate
At just over three hours to complete, the walk along the coastal path from Manorbier is a beauty. The route uses part of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and takes in the iconic views of Manorbier Castle.
As you push around the headland of Priest’s nose, you’ll cross Manorbier Beach before coming out at Swanlake Bay, which is a lovely, isolated shingle beach.
Saint Govan’s Chapel to Green Bridge
Distance: 9.5 miles
Tenby coastal walks don’t get much more special than this. Although you’ll need to get to Saint Govan’s Chapel by car or rail if you’re staying in Tenby, this high-endurance walk is worth every step.
The route follows the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, but it’s not always available due to MOD training. It’s recommended that you keep an eye out for the red flag to ensure you're permitted to take this excellent and spectacular walk.