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Priory Bay. Caldy Island Beach

Tenby, Benfro / Pembrokeshire

Caldey Island is considered a haven of peace and tranquility. It has a monastery, home to Cistercian (trappist) monks, and a small village. Priory Bay has a long sandy beach with a small jetty where passenger boats from the mainland arrive.

Beach Type



There are public toilets
Shops and refreshments available in the small village

Nature and Wildlife

take a walk around the island and take in some of the wonderful sea views.

Water Quality





Dogs are allowed on the island but they must be kept on a lead at all times.

Awards and Recommendations

Green Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Tenby Tourist Information Centre. The Croft. Tenby.. Tel: 01834 842402. Fax: 01834 845439.


Nearest town: Tenby
County: Benfro / Pembrokeshire
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6405, -4.69127
Postcode: SA70 7UJ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


The island is a 20-minute boat trip from Tenby. and is open from easter to october. Tickets are obtained from the Caldey Island Kiosk at the top of Tenby Harbour. Boats run between 10am and 5pm - 6pm. Monday to Friday and. from May-September only at

Public Transport

Tenby has a train station and regular bus service. Contact TIC for details.

Nearest Railway Stations

Penally (Approx. 2 miles away)
Tenby (Approx. 2 miles away)
Manorbier (Approx. 4 miles away)
Saundersfoot (Approx. 6 miles away)
Kilgetty (Approx. 6 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


parking available in Tenby (Pay and display)

Nearby Car Parks

Penally Station, Penally (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
South Beach, Tenby (Long stay).
About 2 miles away
South Cliff Street, Tenby (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
The Marshes, Penally (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Salterns, Tenby (Long stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Upper Park Road, Tenby (Long stay).
About 2.2 miles away
The Harbour, Tenby (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Tenby Station, Tenby (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
The Green, Tenby (Unknown stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Marsh Road, Tenby (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Tenby