Almost completely surrounded by the sea, Tenby is amongst the most picturesque destinations in the UK. Nicknamed ‘The Jewel in Pembrokeshire’s Crown’ the town was originally a Welsh stronghold protected by a Norman Castle that overlooks it from a hilltop. Today Tenby is a favourite holiday resort for both English and Welsh visitors and caters for tourists of all ages and tastes.
The huge stretches of open water that surround the town make it a top spot for water sports enthusiasts and the fabulous marina offers a comprehensive choice of marine activities. Tenby also offers opportunities for fishing, yachting, snorkelling, scuba diving, jet skiing and luxury charters. The seemingly endless beaches are a favourite haunt for surfers, who flock there every summer by the thousand.
Culture vultures will be drawn to the town’s historic roots. The town walls are truly magnificent as is the 15th century merchant’s house and Tenby Castle is a definite as it also houses the museum and art gallery. For outdoor types and nature lovers there are untold wonders everywhere you go. The shear beauty of the surrounding countryside and the abundance of wildlife have filled countless volumes over the years. And children will certainly not be disappointed at the choice of attractions designed especially for them – Ocean Commotion Children’s Play Centre, Oakwood Theme Park, Grove Land Adventure World and Wedlock Dinosaur Park to name just a few.
The nightlife is definitely something to write home about, with regular beach parties, live music, two excellent night clubs and dozens of pubs to choose from. Dining out is inexperience in itself with a chance to eat pretty much around the globe as well as try out superb local seafood dishes and traditional Welsh cuisine.
All in all it’s somewhat surprising to find a place with so much natural and architectural beauty that offers so much. A town where nature meets, history meets the 21st century and amazingly it all works together in peaceful harmony