Tenby is one of West Wales’ finest seaside towns with glorious sandy beaches, a lovely busy harbour with sea-trips, and all sorts of family activities whether you’re the laid-back type, or the active type. You can take a relaxing boat-trip to explore Caldey Island, or you can scramble round the local coastline jumping into sea-pools. There really is no end to the adventures you can have when you stay at the Imperial Hotel.
A buzzing harbour at the centre of town: go fishing; take a boat trip to Caldey Island, or just relax with some fish and chips, before or after a glorious day swimming and building sand-castles on the sandy beach.
A small tower is all that remains of the castle, but the views from Castle Hill remain unmatched – a lovely thing to do on your first day in Tenby – walk up and survey the town, the sea, the clifftops and the beaches and nearby St Catherine’s Island – a fortress which can be reached by foot at low tide.
Tenby Museum and Art Gallery
Read up on the local history at the oldest independent museum in Wales, and enjoy the work of local artists who love to capture this beautiful, natural environment.
Pembrokeshire Coast Path
0.5 mile to start of path
There are wonderful routes out of Tenby to the north and south on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. A 4.5 miles walk takes you to Saundersfoot and incredible views of the Bay from the Monkstone Point headland.
Trefloyne Golf Course
Pay and play are available at this 18-hole course and driving range set in the glorious Pembrokeshire countryside.
Manor House Wildlife Park
Wales’ only walking safari, plus lions, wallabies, meerkats, ostrich, zebra amongst many other animals, as well as play facilities for kids and a café.
Dinosaur trail, outdoor and indoor playgrounds and a dinosaur activity corner – just a monster day out. Who doesn’t love dinosaurs!
Caldey Island, boat trip from Tenby Harbour
A 20 minute boat trip takes you to the holy island of Caldey – an oasis of calm that is owned and run by a community of Cistercian monks. The boat drops you off on Priory Beach, a beautiful place for a swim.
Horse-riding on the beach
The huge beach at Druidston Haven (23 miles) is the perfect place for one of life’s most enviable experiences. Nolton Stables (23 miles) run trips to suit all abilities.
Coasteering, office on Tenby Harbour
Coasteering – a blend of shore-scrambling, swell-riding, nature-watching and cliff-jumping – was invented in Pembrokeshire, so where better to try it out.
500 metres to closest centre
Try out jet-skiing, paddleboarding, rib rides or kayaking from the North Beach. Or head for Newgale (26 miles) is a vast shingle-backed beach at the top of St Brides Bay, where Big Blue run the full array of watersports hire and tuition – surfing, kite surfing, stand up paddleboarding.
Skomer and Skokholm, off St Brides Bay, make up one of the world’s most important sea-bird sites To get up close to the seals, dolphins, porpoises and basking sharks take, a boat trip from Martin’s Haven especially during puffin season (May to July).