Tenby North is one of the county’s much loved and certainly most photographed beaches. It is famous the world over for its combination of the subtle colours and dramatic outcrops of rock, set against the beautiful straw coloured sands. With the town of Tenby proudly parading its pastel coloured houses around the crescent of this beach, it makes for a picture perfect place.
Sandwiched between the impressive North Cliffs and the Harbour beach, Tenby North is a wide, gloriously sandy and well-protected space. This east-facing beach is well sheltered from the wind, making it a hit with visitors all through the year. It benefits from the sun almost all day and because of its formation, feels warmer even if winds are high. Towards the back of the beach, the cliffs provide further shelter creating a perfect spot for sunbathing.
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The water of this Blue Flag beach is beautifully clear and the gradient shallow, making for perfect swimming conditions.
The clean sands of the beach surround the famous Goskar Rock, an iconic monument in the middle of the beach. Surrounded by water when the tide is in, it is possible to wander around when the tide is out. Providing a dramatic backdrop for photographs, this local landmark adds to the character and further enhances the view from or towards this glorious beach.
The town of Tenby is a matter of minutes away with its variety of services. One of the most developed areas in Pembrokeshire, it possibly has the greatest selection of places to eat, drink and sleep in the county.
There are usually provisions of snacks, takeaways and ice creams provided on the beach during the busier periods, meaning that visitors do not need to travel far when seeking refreshments.
Toilets can also be found within the North Beach car park. They have disabled and baby changing facilities. They are open from 7am to 8pm all year and charge 40p.
The best parking is North Beach car park, Gas Lane, off Narberth Road (A478). However this fills up regularly in the summer. However you can park at any of the Tenby car parks and walk to North Beach.
A lifeguard is also available on the beach during the peak summer season.
As this is a popular beach with visitors, it has a full dog ban typically from 1st May to 30th September (not including guide dogs).
Full dog ban 1st May - 30th Sept. See here
Daily: 17th June - 3rd Sept 23 (10am-6pm)
north Beach car park - off Narberth Road. Or Tenby town car parks
north Beach CP - Disabled & Baby Changing facilities - 40p charge
Tenby Watersports / Outer Reef
Concrete ramp to beach for 25 metres. book online here
Seasonal cafes above the beach. Plenty of facilities in Tenby town
Available to hire here, book online
Good for sunrise