Penally Beach is an undeveloped stretch of coast backed by dunes on the southern Pembrokeshire coast. The beach connects to the more popular Tenby South and Castle Beach, Where you can find the popular watering stops like Salty's on South Beach and Dennis Cafe on Castle Beach.

Penally Beach itself is mainly sandy with occasional shingle and leads on to Giltar Point, where the panoramic views of the coastline and Caldey Island are spectacular. This connects you to the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path with will take you over to Lydstep and beyond. You also have a beautiful view of Tenby town itself with St Catherines Island and Fort. Due to the vast expanse of Penally Beach, it is popular with dog walkers throughout the year.

Penally Beach is also a fantastic setting for a Fun Family Day out and great for Kite surfing and Kite flying. Please note there is no lifeguard patrol on this section of beach, but further down on South Beach you will find Lifeguards on patrol and designated swimming areas.

There are views across Carmarthen Bay from the beach towards Caldey Island, which lies approximately 1km offshore. Caldey Island has been inhabited since the Stone Age, with the main inhabitants now being a group of Trappist monks. It also contains several interesting archaeological sites and is rich in flora and fauna.

Small boats ferry day-trippers to the island from nearby Tenby during the summer months.

You can find free parking with toilets at Penally Railway Station. From here, a pathway leads through Tenby Golf Course to the beach, although this pathway is closed when the adjacent MOD firing range is in use.


Penally, Tenby, SA70 7LP, United Kingdom

  • Dravin
    January 29, 2021 at 4:26 am

    Penally Beach is ideal for picnics as there are no shops or cafes in the immediate vicinity. The car park for the beach is quite small and can fill quickly in the summer months.

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    • Around Tenby
      February 4, 2021 at 1:34 pm

      Good stroll to South Beach though, if you fancy stretching your legs to get a bite to eat

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