No visit to Tenby is complete without visiting Caldey Island. Caldey is an island inhabited by about twenty Monks of the Reformed Cistercian Order.
The island is reached from Tenby harbour where a fleet of boats run a regular daily service.
After disembarking on Priory beach, walk to the village green which is overlooked by the Monastery. Here you can have a coffee, and let the children play, do not worry about the traffic, there are no cars!
The monastery is open to the public but to men only. On the green can be found tea rooms, post office, a small museum with the history of the island,together with artifacts found around the island. There is a gift shop and perhaps, more well known, the perfumery where the famous Caldey Island perfume can be purchased.
My favourite part of the island is the light house end where you can sit and picnic, and if you are lucky watch the seals basking on the rocks below.
Golden sand, crystal clear water,safe beautiful beaches.
What more could anyone wish for? If you are lucky to have sunny weather why go to Spain when there is Tenby.
Tenby is a busy town during the summer bringing visitors from all over the globe. There is a good mixture of shops, cafes restaurants and pubs. The hotels and guest houses are very busy so book early if you plan a holiday.
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The Monastery
Post office and Museum
Tenby Harbour
Priory Beach
Tudor Merchants House (open to the public)
Tenby & Caldey Island
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Caldey Island
Tenby's North beach
Near Tenby
Freshwater East
Manorbier
Manor House WildlifePark
Saundersfoot
Carew Castle
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