We love to try different walking routes when visiting Tenby. It’s a great way to explore the coastline, capture some stunning photos and spot wildlife. There are several options on this walk to follow different paths. You can walk down the cliff path onto Skrinkle Haven beach, or stick to the coastal path and enjoy the scenery from above. Here’s all you need to know to give it a go on your next visit.
Starting in Manorbier by the beautiful castle. You join the coastal path by the prehistoric King Quoits’ burial chamber and follow the clifftop path to Lydstep via Skrinkle Haven. If you have time and the legs, walk down the cliff path and spend time on the beach, framed by its cliffs. This is a truly stunning place for a rest and a picnic, before walking back up the cliff path and carrying on to Lydstep. From this path you can walk out to Lydstep Point for a true sense of being right out on the edge, or take this little loop on your way back.
A reasonable level of fitness is required for this walk along the coastal path. The paths are varied and uneven in places. There are some steep inclines and declines and you need a head for heights on this walk, but the views are breath-taking.
If you haven’t had a picnic and refreshments yet, you have the Lydstep Tavern for a quick drink before making the return journey.
Before you leave Lydstep, take a look at the remains of the Medieval palace
If you don’t opt to walk into Lydstep, you can start your walk back and follow the same route back and see it in reverse or take slight diversion inland for a shorter easier return. I favour sticking to the coastal path, if you have the time and energy, as I always love seeing a walk in reverse (all too often we fail to stop and look at what’s behind us).
As you arrive back into Manorbier, you have another option for refreshments at the fabulous Castle Inn.