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Tenby - South Beach

Tenby, Benfro / Pembrokeshire

South Beach is a long sandy beach with dunes running its length. There are less crowds as you walk further south along the beach. At low tide the northern end joins up with Castle Beach.

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


Canoeing and power boating take place on South Beach
Which is zoned for such sports
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 in all its glory and linking many of its beaches.

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: 51.6659, -4.70074
Postcode: SA70 7DU
(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 half a mile away)
Penally (About a mile 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 which can fill up quickly. There are some disabled spaces in the South Beach car park. There is a charge for parking.

Nearby Car Parks

South Beach, Tenby (Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
South Cliff Street, Tenby (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Upper Park Road, Tenby (Long stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Salterns, Tenby (Long stay).
About 0.4 miles away
The Harbour, Tenby (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Tenby Station, Tenby (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
The Marshes, Penally (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
The Green, Tenby (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Butts Field/North Beach, Tenby (Long stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Marsh Road, Tenby (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Tenby