48 hours in...Tenby

You’re daydreaming at your desk again of those seaside holidays from long ago; reading that long-abandoned novel over brunch, a walk on the beach, maybe an ice-cream...

…so grab a weekend and head down to one of the favourite beach towns in Wales for some well deserved R&R.

Start off with something to sustain you - try Caffé Vista for friendly service and a view to die for. There are so many great places to eat, but for those of a sensitive disposition Fecci’s does traditional fish and chips in a gluten and wheat free batter, and will even fry them in a separate fryer for you.

Newly opened eateries and cafes will make deciding where to eat and drink even harder. Try the Sand Bar off upper Frog Street, this great street food venue is also home to the Tenby Brewing Company's craft beer.

SandBar Tenby

In Lower Frog street try The Billy Can a new boutique bar serving craft ales and largers plus innovative bistro style meals. Near St Marys Church on High Street you'll find The Moorning: cafe by day and restaurant by night. This is a fabulous place to stop for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

After all that food you'll need a walk on the beach! You have two to choose from within the town itself, or venture a little outside to Manorbier with the ruins of a castle, or to nearby Saundersfoot and Coppet Hall beach. Whilst you’re here it would be rude not to drop in to the infinity pool at St. Brides Hotel and Spa.

Visit one of the numerous art galleries to browse some of the excellent local artists, the Tenby Museum and Art Gallery is a popular choice, as is Art Matters and Llewellyns Fine Art gallery

If you’re self catering, head down to the harbour and heckle for some fresh fish and prawns, or if that’s not your thing, grab a takeaway from Barbucci, who cook fresh authentic Indian food right in front of you.

Or if you’re into fine dining try The Blue Ball Restaurant, Plantaganet House, or nearby Coast Restaurant for a real taste of gorgeous, local cuisine!

Coast Interior

After a good nights sleep at any of the numerous hotels and guest houses, take a little trip to some of the hidden gems surrounding Tenby. Wander around towering redwoods and rhododendrons at Colby Woodland Garden, or venture into the walled garden at Upton Castle Gardens.

Hunt down the remains of the Petrified Forest on Amroth beach with an icecream in hand, and before you head for home watch one of our stunning sunsets swinging your legs over the harbour wall.

Tenby harbour

Take a deep breath full of fresh, salty air, and let some time go by.

See you soon…

Did we miss any of your favourite spots in and around Tenby? Let us know where you went on Facebook and Twitter, or send us your #MyPembsPlace photo of you enjoying your break in Tenby!

Explore more of Pembrokeshire's towns in our '48 hours in......' series. There's NarberthPembrokeNewport, Fishguard and St Davids. Plenty of inspiration.


 Such a beautiful idyllic place to holiday and I've been visiting every year since I was a child. Would definitely recommend it as top spot to take a break. 
Louise, Wolverhampton

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