Start Planning Your Trip to Tenby!

Now you’ve chosen to stay at the Porthole, all that’s left to do is to do is some research on the finer details on what Tenby has to offer. We know this can take some time so we’ve jotted down ideas which we hope will help you get the most out of your stay.

Tenby offers an array of amenities which all play their part in creating a well catered for town. For essentials there is a butcher within the market, a fish shop on the harbour as well as supermarkets and corner stores. What more could you want than a fresh fish supper landed merely metres away? There is also plenty of choice for every taste and budget when it comes to eating out. The town is gaining a real foodie reputation and offers everything from pub and restaurant food, artisan burgers and pizzas, award-winning fish and chips, right through to a two AA rosette restaurant. There are plenty of independent cafes of varying styles as well as parlours serving great value homemade ice cream.

There are two breweries within the town and plenty of opportunity to sample the beers they create in the local pubs. For that ‘drink out’ there are cocktail bars to try as well as sports bars, so you don’t miss that all important game. Additionally, make sure you keep an eye out for adverts for live music, the De Valence has had some well-known names playing and some of the pubs and cafes host musicians in the evening. There is a yearly calendar of events which are held within the town, such as the Beer and Blues Festivals as well as sporting events for example Ironman and the Long Course weekend.

If you’re looking for an action-packed stay, Tenby will not disappoint. Of course, there are award winning beaches which are perfect for a dip or boogie board. There is a water sports equipment hire outlet, a climbing wall and a modern leisure centre. There are also fishing and wildlife watching boat trips available which can be booked at stalls on the harbour and all leave from the town’s shoreline, as do the boats to Caldey Island. The golf course, the birthplace of Welsh golf, is within walking distance. For those looking to expand their knowledge the Life Boat Station, Tenby Museum and Art Gallery and the Tudor Merchants House are firm favourites.

The thriving high street complete with clothing and charity shops in addition to stylish gift and speciality shops will satisfy both serious shoppers and those who just like to browse. Tenby has traditional sweet and fudge shops as well as a nostalgic arcade and a pet shop within the market should you need it. Galleries feature the work of local artists.

Many people have fond memories of their stay in Tenby and hope you will too. It has a real heart and soul and any conversation with local people will establish they are proud to share it with visitors.