Tenby South Beach is a two mile stretch of golden sand, between St Catherine’s Island and Giltar Point. Backed by sand dunes it leads to Tenby Golf Club, the oldest established golf course in Wales and looks out toward Caldey Island.
The beach can get busy close to the town and harbour but there is plenty of space to spread out along the rest of the beach at both low and high tides. The sea shelves gently and the excellent water quality makes it ideal for swimming, windsurfing, sailing or canoeing. The beach is quite sheltered which is great for families but means surfing is only possible during winter storms. There are plenty of walks to try including exploring the town itself or joining the Pembrokeshire Coast Path which cuts through Tenby South Beach.
Car parking: There is a very small car park next to South Beach which fills up very quickly in summer and a privately run car park off The Esplanade. During school summer holidays it is advisable to use the park and ride service with free shuttle bus. It is also possible to park at Penally station and walk across the golf course.
Food: There is a beach café where you can hire deck chairs and buy snacks and there are plenty of cafes, pubs and restaurants in and around Tenby.
Toilets: Toilets with disabled access can be found at the north end of the beach and there are more facilities in Tenby town.
Lifeguards: Lifeguards operate daily (10am-6pm) throughout the summer.
Dogs: Between 1st May to 30th September, dogs should be kept on a lead on the area of the South Beach nearest the town, but no restrictions apply on the majority of the South Beach.
Awards: Seaside Award (Resort) and Blue Flag Award
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