Tenby South beach

Tenby South beach

A mile and a half long, dune-backed, beach playground.

There’s plenty of space at the Tenby end for families or continue eastwards for more boisterous beach activities perfect if your spending 48 Hours in Tenby

There are acres of beach at low tide but still plenty of room at high tide. The sea shelves very gently and is free of obstructions.

Dog restrictions apply to the beach below the cliffs, east of the beach car park/cafe between 1st May to 30th September.

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 South beach?


Wooden walkway (can be covered with sand in places): 60 metres, starting level, then increasingly steep to 1:51⁄2.


There is a very small car park next to South Beach but it fills up very very quickly in summer. A privately run car park off  The Esplanade has more space but if you arrive after 10am during the school summer holidays, head straight for the park and ride and use the free shuttle bus. Alternatively, park at Penally station and walk across the golf course.


Deck chairs and ice cream van. Lifeguards will be on duty from the end of May until early September.

Onshore facilities

Salty’s Beach Bar and Restaurant right on the beach, also Beach Box Cafe and toilets on access to the beach. In Tenby itself, there are numerous cafes, pubs and restaurants, many interesting shops and a good choice of hotels, caravan parks, B&Bs and self-catering in Tenby.


  • Bathing
  • Cafe
  • Canoeing
  • Car Park
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dog Restrictions
  • First Aid
  • Lifeguard
  • Phone
  • Sand Dunes
  • Sandy Beach
  • Sea Angling
  • Seaside Award Beach
  • Surfing
  • Toilets (seasonal)
  • Wind Surfing

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

Valery Collins, Experienced Traveller