Are you dreaming of a week by the seaside? Enjoying tasty food, soaking in the sunshine, dipping your toes in the cool water, exploring stunning coastline…make that dream a reality and enjoy a week in Tenby. Let us help you plan for it with our Itinerary, here’s how we spend a week in Tenby.
Depending on arrival time usually, we will drop off our bags, quickly check out our accommodation and freshen up. Whether you’ve travelled far to reach Tenby or just a few hours, you’ll probably want to spend some time relaxing after your journey.
Once out and about we usually head to Caffé Vista, the staff here are really kind and they are vegetarian friendly, have vegan options, and gluten-free options. We grab a coffee enjoying stunning views from the cafe or simply get one to go and snap some photos of the town.
We like to keep the first day pretty relaxed and we will usually visit one of the four beautiful beaches in Tenby. Harbour Beach is our favourite, it’s is a small beach, and as the name suggests it is located in the harbour. It’s ideal for families. Although not very big it’s definitely worth a visit and a great spot to take photos. There’s no shortage of restaurants, cafes, and pubs nearby to refuel at after a long day. Here you will also find the peaceful St. Julian’s Chapel, where sailors would pray before heading out to sea.
The temptation of the ocean is just too much for us on holiday! Depending on the weather we will spend a few hours and maybe even have a little dip in the sea. On colder days a beach walk is also pretty special.
To end our day we usually grab some fish and chips (we can’t wait any longer!) and enjoy them watching the sunset. Then head back to our accommodation to get lots of rest ready for an exciting week.
After breakfast, we head out to visit Tenby Museum and Art Gallery. Were putting this as a day two but of course, we will move these activities around depending on the weather. It’s great here as there is something to suit all ages.
When travelling with children we love to visit Tenby Museum. There are two hands-on displays for children and families in the galleries. The first, in the prehistory gallery, features various recreated objects including a skull, whale sick, Roman artefacts, reindeer skin, a meteorite, dinosaur skin, and a mammoth tusk amongst many others, the experience encourages children and families to become archaeologists and explorers. The facility, supported with grant assistance from CyMAL and the Friends of Tenby Museum, was designed and built by Alan Morgan of Riveting Designs. All children up to the age of sixteen have free admission to the museum when accompanied by an adult which is brilliant. Such a fun, affordable, exciting day out and a way to learn.
For the adults, The Story of Tenby Gallery traces the history of the town from the 9th century through to the present day. The gallery features bilingual interpretive panels, photographs, and artefacts from the museum’s collections.
After some time enjoying the museum we will find a spot to enjoy some lunch together. We quite like taking a packed lunch and enjoying a larger meal in one of Tenby’s many restaurants in the evening. However, you’re totally spoilt for choice when it comes to cafes and places to eat for lunch too.
After a freshen up we head out for our evening meal. We really love the Stables Restaurant, which can be found nestled between the Medieval Town Walls. Historically an old coaching inn, The Stables Restaurant, is now a vibrant, cosmopolitan restaurant. Here, the emphasis is on delicious food, fine wines, and great beers, making ‘The Stables’ a popular haunt with both locals and visitors alike. They consider Their style of cuisine more rustic than fine dining, but whatever your taste, they are sure to have something on the menu to suit you. The menu changes regularly, they cater for vegans and vegetarians, and any dietary requirements, given notice. They even have a healthy children’s menu; fish and local lobster; a range of meat dishes, include venison, duck. lamb and beef, pheasant, fillet of pork and chicken
One of the most popular things to do in Tenby is walking. It boasts plenty of coastal walks all right on the doorstep. We like to dedicate a day of our holiday to walking and exploring different routes. A route we really love is the Pembrokeshire Coast Path which takes you North to Saundersfoot, a 4.5 mile stretch with incredible views from the headland at Monkstone Point of Saundersfoot Bay. Pick a walk that will suit you and enjoy the stunning scenery.
We love to go glamping or stay in a cottage in Tenby depending on the time of year we are visiting. After a long day walking and wandering we like to head back to our accommodation to relax and enjoy a home-cooked meal.
Tenby is well known for its lovely selection of independent shops which line the streets of the town. Unique in every way and offering visitors lots of gifts and items to take home. We really enjoy wandering around the shops in the morning before it gets mega busy. We love to pick up some local ingredients and cook up a storm to prepare us for a ghostly evening.
If you’re a fan of all things ghostly why not try a ghost walk in the evening? Where you will hear tales of ghosts, fairies, witches, strange Pembrokeshire customs, omens, mysteries, and murder from storyteller Marion Davies. This is light-hearted storytelling and haunting tales on a leisurely walk with magnificent views. The ghost walk is family-friendly and starts outside the Lifeboat Tavern Tudor Square Tenby. It was even included in the Sunday Times as one of the top 5 ghost walks in Britain.
Oakwood Theme Park is a 20-minute drive from Tenby but it’s Wale’s biggest theme park and is always a fun-filled day out whether we visit with family or friends. Whether it’s an adrenaline-fuelled experience or a magical adventure, Oakwood Theme Park has thrills for all. Based in the heart of Pembrokeshire, South Wales, Oakwood boasts fun for the whole family. It has toddler-friendly rides, fast thrills, and spills including the UK’s favourite wooden roller coaster – Megafobia. Check out their spooky Halloween events and late-night riding seasons. They even have free comfy dog kennels (so every member of the family can come along).
During our week in Tenby, we like to take a visit to the picturesque Caldey Island. This is one of Britain’s holy islands. You can get here on a 20-minute boat trip from Tenby Harbour. The Cistercian monks of Caldey continue a tradition that began there in Celtic times. This remote and pretty island is a haven of tranquillity and peace. The monks and islanders are pleased to welcome day-visitors to share the delights of their island home throughout the summer season. We like to spend the day there and take a picnic as there are plenty of things to do and see here to enjoy a full day out.
After freshening up we choose another of our favourite restaurants to visit which is more often than not Top Joe’s Pizza. They serve authentic and delicious pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven. Fresh dough, tangy tomato sauces, and proper cheese.
All good things come to an end! It’s time to pack up bags and head home. When we’ve packed we love to go for one last walk on the beach and take some cheesy photos together. Then we have our last portion of fish and chips for lunch and head home.
Of course, there are so many things we could have mentioned however these are just a selection of our favourite things to do during a week in Tenby. We hope this helps you plan your next trip.