British Beaches

Sand, sea, sun, surf and scones

Interested in more than just beaches? Check out our new sister site, Sea Britain, for a comprehensive guide to Britain's coastline. Beaches, coastal towns and features, local accomodation, weather, tides, local tourist attractions and more. All at www.SeaBritain.co.uk.

Monkstone Beach (near tenby) Beach

Tenby, Benfro / Pembrokeshire

A beach of fine golden sand with occasional rocks and a pebble bank at the high tide line. There are 151 steps down to the beach so it is not accessible for the less able. The steep cliffs behind the beach are loose and unstable so should not be climbed.

Beach Type

Sand

Facilities

There are no facilities at the beach

Activities

Swimming
Fishing (sea bass) and the beach is a 'stop-off' for jet skiers
There is no zoning for water sports

Nature and Wildlife

The beach is on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

Water Quality

Excellent

Lifeguard

No

Cleaning and Litter

There is no routine beach cleaning service. There are no litter or dog bins on the beach but dogs are allowed.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Saundersfoot Tourist Information Centre. The Barbecue. Harbour Car Park. Saundersfoot. Tel: 01834 813672. Fax: 01834 813673

Location

Nearest town: Tenby
County: Benfro / Pembrokeshire
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6956, -4.68007
Postcode: SA69 9DL
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Access

Turn onto the B4316 from the A478. Access to the beach is from Trevayne Farm at the end of the B4316. close to Saundersfoot. There is a charge for parking at the farm.

Nearest Railway Stations

Tenby (Approx. 2 miles away)
Saundersfoot (Approx. 2 miles away)
Kilgetty (Approx. 3 miles away)
Penally (Approx. 3 miles away)
Manorbier (Approx. 5 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.

Parking

There is road side parking 1/2 a mile walk and 151 steps from the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Milford Street - East, Saundersfoot (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Brewery Court, Saundersfoot (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Butts Field/North Beach, Tenby (Long stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Saundersfoot Bay, Saundersfoot (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
The Harbour, Tenby (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Tenby Station, Tenby (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
The Green, Tenby (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Upper Park Road, Tenby (Long stay).
About 2 miles away
Bonvilles Court, Saundersfoot (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
South Cliff Street, Tenby (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Tenby