10 things to enjoy on holiday in Tenby With glorious beaches, a warm atmosphere and fine Victorian houses painted in sugared almond colours, Tenby in Pembrokeshire is one of our prettiest and cosiest seaside towns. A Go fishing Tenby Harbour, Pembrokeshire by Paula J James Tenby’s Welsh name, Dinbych-y-Pysgod (Little Fortress of the Fish), will make perfect sense when you explore the dainty harbour beside Castle Hill. To head out to sea on a mackerel fishing trip, just chat to one of the boat operators. B Sandcastles and ice cream Tenby South Beach, Pembrokeshire by Dave Smitham Aside from the harbour, Tenby is blessed with no less than three sandy beaches, lovely for sailing, snoozing and scoffing ice cream. They’re also the perfect place to build a sandcastle with a moat, ready to be filled by the incoming tide. C Caldey Island Priory Bay on Caldey Island, Pembrokeshire by Paula J James Just 20 minutes away by boat, the holy island of Caldey is an oasis of calm where you can watch seabirds or relax on a tiny beach. Owned and run by a community of Cistercian monks, it’s open to the public on summer weekdays and Saturdays. D St Mary’s Church St Mary's Church in Tenby, Pembrokeshire by Jason Selby St Mary’s on Upper Frog Street, in the centre of town, is a fine church with a tall, slender spire. It mostly dates back to the 15th century, a heyday for the town. Inside, it’s light and airy, with carved ceiling bosses and 500 year old memorials to former mayors. E RNLI Lifeboat Station Tenby Lifeboat Station, Pembrokeshire by Paula J James There have been several lifeboat stations at Tenby. The current one is open to the public in summer – you can see the lifeboat when it’s not in action, and buy RNLI souvenirs in the shop. The last station, nearby, is now a private house that featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs. F Tenby Museum and Art Gallery Head for Castle Hill where, if you can tear yourself away from the wonderful sea views, you can enjoy paintings of the same scene, along with other notable Pembrokeshire landscapes and portraits. Established in 1878, this is the oldest independent museum in Wales. G Pembrokeshire Coast Path St Catherine's Island, Pembrokeshire by Paula J James Tenby has wonderful coastal walks right on the doorstep. One of the most enjoyable routes takes you north to Saundersfoot, an up and down 4.5 mile stretch with fabulous views of Saundersfoot Bay from the headland at Monkstone Point. H Tenby Ghost Walk Spook yourself on a short tour of some of Tenby’s more mysterious corners, hearing tales of the past from storyteller Marion Davies. She’s a mine of information on all things paranormal, from ghostly pirates to witches and UFOs. I Tudor Merchants House Tudor Merchant's House in Tenby, Pembrokeshire by Sue Everett Tucked away on Quay Hill, above the harbour, this house is a museum of the life of a wealthy merchant and his family at the turn of the 16th century. The merchant’s shop, kitchen and living room are furnished in the style of Tudor times. J National Park Centre Find out about the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park at this friendly centre and shop. It’s located near the Five Arches, a fortress-like section of Tenby’s impressive medieval walls. There are films to watch, treats to buy and rock pool feely boxes to introduce you to coastal wildlife. Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Historic coastal walk A walk in the footsteps of Wales’ most important saints along some of its most impressive coastline. Must do in Pembrokeshire Pembrokeshire is a magnet for walkers, nature lovers, foodies and families. Discover where to go. Dogs welcome everywhere! When a dog is part of your family, you won’t want to leave him behind. Coasteering: Jump in Coasteering is an adventure for families as much as adrenaline-junkies. Cradle of coasteering Adventure guide Jon Haylock explains why Wales remains the heartland for coasteering. National park safety Please check the conditions before you go.