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Tenby - Castle Beach Beach

Tenby, Benfro / Pembrokeshire

Overlooked by St catherines Island and the castle. At low tide this small beach joins up with South Beach and is situated between Castle Hill and the East Cliff. At low tides it is possible to walk out to St. Catherine's Island. Facilities include café, toilets and deck chair rental. The town is a short stroll away.

Beach Type



Toilets are available
Including facilities for the disabled
There is also a cafe and a first aid post
Shops are nearby and there is a slipway in the harbour
Near to Castle Beach


Castle Beach is mainly used for swimming
Tenby only has surfable waves during winter storms

Nature and Wildlife

Tenby itself makes a good walk with a lot of history within its walls. At low tide the beaches join creating about two miles of unbroken sand. The coastal path is a scenic route showing South Pembrokeshire and linking many of its beaches. Keep your eyes o

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily by hand. and bins are provided.


There are no dog bins and dog restrictions are in place.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Tenby Tourist Information Centre. The Croft. Tenby.. Tel: 01834 842402. Fax: 01834 845439.


Nearest town: Tenby
County: Benfro / Pembrokeshire
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6676, -4.69259
Postcode: SA70 7BD
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


The main town of Tenby is just a few minutes' walk from the beaches. The A478. A4139 and B4318 all lead to Tenby.

Public Transport

Tenby has a train station and regular bus service. Contact TIC for details.

Nearest Railway Stations

Tenby (Less than a mile away)
Penally (About a mile and a half away)
Saundersfoot (Approx. 4 miles away)
Manorbier (Approx. 4 miles away)
Kilgetty (Approx. 4 miles away)

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


There are approximately 200 car park spaces near South Beach. although parking is more limited close to Castle Beach. There are some disabled spaces in the South Beach car park. There is a charge for parking.

Nearby Car Parks

The Harbour, Tenby (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
South Cliff Street, Tenby (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
South Beach, Tenby (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Upper Park Road, Tenby (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Tenby Station, Tenby (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Salterns, Tenby (Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away
The Green, Tenby (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Butts Field/North Beach, Tenby (Long stay).
About 0.9 miles away
The Marshes, Penally (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Marsh Road, Tenby (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Tenby