Classic Georgian seaside resort and harbour town Tenby in the far south west of Wales is brimming with character bed and breakfast accommodation. Choose a heritage Georgian or Victorian guest house close to Tenby’s pretty harbour or stay beachside near one of Tenby’s three award-winning beaches – North, South and Castle – each with their own unique waterfront character and two with Blue Flag beach status. The resort is one of the most popular in Wales, catering for a range of tastes from fun family summer holidays to coast path walking weekends, golfing breaks and it’s perfect as a romantic escape. Great beaches, family attractions, boat trips to off shore islands and a spectacular cliff top castle overlooking off shore island Caldey are all here along with a diverse range of B&B guest houses suitable for a variety of visitor tastes.
This picture-postcard harbour town in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park isn’t short of award-winning B&B guest houses with first class reviews. Stay in a luxury Victorian guest house close to North Beach, the harbour and town centre or opt for a family friendly B&B with free WiFi and off road parking right in the heart of the town. You’ll find a plentiful choice of pet friendly and family friendly guest houses affording easy access to boat trips from the harbour and to nearby watersports hire outlets offering everything from kayak hire to jetski and surfing equipment hire.
If you’re looking for that special romantic break on the Pembrokeshire coast, you’ll find an excellent range of luxury boutique B&Bs with four poster beds as well as some superb restaurants with rooms clustered around the town centre and harbour. Why not leave the car behind – centrally situated Tenby station has a 2 hourly service from Swansea and fast rail links from Cardiff, Birmingham and Manchester Airports. Affordable luxury is here in Tenby’s choice of guest houses. Many are set within their own beautiful gardens and boast views towards Caldey Island and award-winning beaches. Special diets are very well catered for with B&B guest houses offering a choice of hearty locally sourced Welsh breakfasts and various vegetarian alternatives! Artistic flair also features with many Tenby guest houses displaying work by local artists.
Exclusive guest houses sit just outside Tenby. Find them a little further along the coast close to coast path walking and perfect for exploring Tenby and Saundersfoot. These usually include free onsite parking, ideal if you are arriving by road. Stay in a peaceful rural B&B just inland from Tenby and discover beautiful cottage B&Bs for a romantic escape located on the edge of pretty villages like New Hedges and Lamphey. Essential amenities and facilities all come as standard with B&Bs located in WiFi hotspots and with extras such as fridges and/or microwaves in rooms, use of a comfortable and cosy guest lounge and spacious family rooms/ studios.
Art & Heritage
Choose your B&B accommodation to suit your Tenby break. Experience Tenby’s rich heritage and opt for a Georgian gem in the heart of the resort just a short stroll from the harbour and town centre. Head off and explore Tenby Museum and Art Gallery on Castle Hill close to the harbour. The museum is famed for its art collection featuring extensive work by Tenby born Augustus John and contains exhibitions on the history of Tenby including the growth of the town as a tourist resort with its many B&Bs, beaches and attractions.
Golf courses include a championship links course and a parkland course, and Tenby’s choice of family attractions, best beaches and watersports make it a top spot for a summer beach holiday. Don’t miss a tour of the National Trust’s Tudor Merchant’s House with lots of opportunity for children to dress up. Just outside the town you’ll find great family attractions like Tenby Dinosaur Park, Folly Farm and Manor House Wildlife Park, and head to the harbour for a choice of boat trips including the regular cruise out to Caldey Island offshore from South beach with its ancient churches, lighthouse and pretty walks.
Blue Flag Beaches
Tenby’s three golden beaches – North, South and Castle – are the resort’s premier attraction. North and South Beaches are consistent Blue Flag award-winners! Family friendly and top spots for watersports, all three are some of the most popular and photographed beaches in Wales. A family favourite, North beach near the harbour is a sunny and nicely sheltered beach gem. South Beach on the Penally side is flanked by sand dunes and has a beach playground area plus plenty of sandy beach space for families.
Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.