Destination guide

Check out a town that's a perfect ten(by)

Set beside Carmarthen Bay on the southern coast of Wales, Tenby's a small—but mighty—seaside town that's known for its bounty of shops, pubs, and restaurants, as well as more than 2 miles of sandy beachfront. The town also boasts a rich local history, including a wealth of preserved buildings and structures from the middle ages. In your Tenby vacation rental, you'll be just a hop, skip, and a jump from local sights like Pembroke Castle, the Tenby Town Walls, and the Tenby Museum and Art Gallery.

Things to do

Tenby's museums—don't go breaking my art

Tenby might be small, but it packs a serious wallop when it comes to art, culture, and history. At the Tenby Museum and Art Gallery, one of the oldest museums in the country, you can learn about the area's colorful past through a number of archaeological, geological, and biological exhibits. After that, you can check out Pembroke Castle, a massive waterfront fortress dating from the 11th century. And visitors of all ages will find something at Oakwood Theme Park, where you can enjoy roller coasters, thrill rides, and plenty of other games and entertainment.

Activities

From beachfront to castles, Tenby's got it all

Water you waiting for? Tenby's 2 beaches offer 2.5 miles of sandy coastline along Carmarthen Bay, and sometimes it can be hard to choose which to do first—soak up the sun on Harbour Beach, or take part in the wealth of boating, fishing, and swimming that abound in the area. And after a day of fun in the sun, you can take in the city's historic sites, including the ruined Tenby Castle and the 13th-century Tenby Town Walls, an epic stone fortification that surrounds much of the town.

Weather

Mild months in marvelous, maritime Tenby

Thanks to its northerly latitude and waterfront location, Tenby has an oceanic climate, with warm summers, cool winters, and regular wet stuff all year round. Summer temperatures range from 53 to 67 degrees in July and August. Winters are on the cool side, with highs around 49 degrees and lows in the upper 30s between December and March. A popular resort town for warm weather visitors, you'll find the summer is Tenby's busiest season. The colder winter months are your best bet for avoiding the crowds, but a Tenby vacation rental with a fireplace might be the way to go if you're considering a winter visit.

Natural features

Tenby's wealth of wondrous waterfront wilderness

In a hilly area on the southern coast of Wales, Tenby lies along Carmarthen Bay, an inlet of the Atlantic just north of the Bristol Channel. Although the town itself is mostly urban and residential, it's surrounded by fields and farmland, and you can find a number of rivers, ponds, and inlets along the area's coastline. Just off shore, the hilly Caldey Island is home to rolling moorland, a Trappist monastery, and plenty of panoramic views of the surrounding bay; it also provides a habitat for seals and seabirds. With a Tenby vacation rental, you'll be surrounded by the platonic ideal of seaside Wales.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Tenby

The nearest airport is in Swansea (SWS), located 27.5 mi (44.2 km) from the city center.

If you prefer to travel by train, Tenby Station, Penally Station and Manorbier Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay around Tenby?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,366 vacation rentals near Tenby. From 308 Cottages to 821 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Tenby for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Tenby?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Tenby. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Tenby Beach: 1,772 vacation rentals
  • Manorbier Beach: 1,635 vacation rentals
  • Tenby Castle: 1,771 vacation rentals
  • Tenby Golf Club: 1,744 vacation rentals
  • Penally Station: 1,717 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Tenby listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Tenby?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 308 Cottages in Tenby. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Tenby include:

  • Houses: 821 rentals available
  • Cabins: 308 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 308 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Tenby?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 48 vacation rentals with pool available in Tenby. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.