Tenby Castle beach

Tenby Castle beach

Access via the harbour or down a steep flight of steps off The Paragon.

This superb, sandy, cliff-backed beach can disappear altogether at high tide but is very interesting at low tide, especially between Castle Hill and St Catherine’s Island which, unfortunately, is out of bounds.

The boats to Caldey Island depart from Castle Beach at low tide when the harbour is dry.

Dog restrictions apply to the whole beach west of St Catherine’s Island from 1st May to 30th September. Check out a map of the beach to help with which section of the beach it applies to.

If you’re planning to visit, check out the tide times to make sure you’ve plenty of beach to play on and that you don’t get cut off by the incoming tide!

Blue Flag Beach 2022

What's at Tenby Castle beach?


Sloping Tarmac path and concrete ramp: 1:10 to 1:18 for 72 metres. Beach wheelchair available to hire, pre-book online here.


The multi-storey car park is the closest but fills up quickly in summer. If you arrive after 10am during the school summer holidays, head straight for the park and ride and use the free shuttle bus.


Lifeguards from the end of June to the end of September. Deckchair and sunbed hire. Dennis’ Cafe is right on the beach.

Onshore facilities

Toilets, cafe and museum/art gallery on Castle Hill. Numerous cafes, pubs and restaurants, many interesting shops and a good choice of hotels, caravan parks, B&Bs and self catering in Tenby.


  • Bathing
  • Beware Currents
  • Cafe
  • Canoeing
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dog Restrictions
  • First Aid
  • Lifeguard
  • Phone
  • Power Boating
  • Sandy Beach
  • Sea Angling
  • Seaside Award Beach
  • Sub Aqua
  • Toilets

I can highly recommend Pembrokeshire - it has everything for a great holiday!

Valery Collins, Experienced Traveller