Tenby is a popular seaside resort situated in the stunning coastal landscape of Pembrokeshire, South Wales. Thanks to award winning beaches, crystal clear waters, and the vast array of activities on offer, this area has become a year round destination of choice for thrill-seekers, families and for those just looking to relax for a few days.
The town itself is picture perfect, enclosed by a medieval city wall on one side, and a small harbour and glorious beaches on the other. Painted Regency houses surround the harbour and on first visit it’s easy to see why this has become one of the most photographed scenes in Britain. Inside the city wall it’s easy to spend a few hours wandering the narrow cobbled streets which house a fine selection of shops, restaurants and pubs. At night this small town comes alive with an electric buzz radiating out of restaurant windows and pub doorways, although there are a few quieter places if you’d prefer a more relaxed atmosphere.
The beautiful beaches in Tenby are excellent for sunbathing and swimming, they are both safe and clean (in 2006 they were awarded three Blue Flags). From the quay you can take boat trips to Caldey Island and wander round the monastery (and in the summer you may be lucky enough to have a dolphin escort!). If you’re looking to relax there is a five star spa with excellent facilities which offers various treatments guaranteed to sooth the body and mind. Though what could be better for the soul than a bracing coastal walk followed by a visit to a cosy local pub, toasting your feet in front of an open log fire?
Surfers are spoilt for choice in the area as there are some of the best surfing conditions in the UK. Other activities for adventure in the water include coasteering, kayaking, wind-surfing, fishing, boat trips and jet-skiing. If you prefer to keep your feet dry, horse riding could be your thing and for the golfers amongst you the area’s well kept links courses present some interesting challenges. Whatever you do outdoors you’ll be rewarded with some breathtaking views.
Food lovers will enjoy the local farm produce all of which is readily available in delis, at local farmers markets and of course in the restaurants. The area produces some fine cheeses and excellent meats however seafood is the real speciality, and if you like shellfish the crab and lobster are to die for. There is a vineyard nearby where you can tour the winery and sample the end produce. We recommend an afternoon spent combining the two: some wine-tasting followed by a gourmet feast.
Our cottages are situated in the nearby villages of St Florence and Manorbier. St Florence is a village of immense charm and beauty (it’s a past winner of the coveted Wales in Bloom trophy), and is home to a couple of cosy little pubs and a handy shop. Manorbier is a lovely seaside village with a beautiful sandy cove popular with surfers. The bay is overlooked by a fine medieval castle and up in the village there are a couple of friendly pubs and a useful local shop.
Tenby and the surrounding area is a lovely place to spend time all year round, with most activities available 365. Whilst the beaches are at their best in the summer, the autumn brings its own simple pleasure of crunching crisp red leaves underfoot on a leisurely stroll. Winter forces people together around the fire, chatting and toasting marshmallows; whereas the spring, heralded by the arrival of 1,000s of puffins, tempts people out together, to enjoy this magnificent, and magical, coastline.
So whether it’s a family reunion, a getaway with friends, or if you have something to celebrate such as a birthday, anniversary or hen weekend, Tenby and the surrounding county of Pembrokeshire in South Wales, has everything you need to ensure a great time is had by all. Just pick some dates and get in touch.
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