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Destination guide

Tenby cottages offer historic buildings, beaches and fun

Tenby is one of the most iconic towns in Pembrokeshire, and that's no accident. The harbour in the old town is full of history, with numerous historic buildings and the 19th-century Palmerston Fort. Additionally, you can enjoy 2 sheltered beaches with soft sands and gentle waves, perfect for the whole family to go swimming. Shopping is also a popular activity here, as just about anything can be found in the town's market. Pembrokeshire cottages in Tenby are generally family-friendly and affordable, but there are also more luxurious accommodation options available.

 
History

Heritage sites near Tenby holiday rentals

History buffs will love the array of holiday homes throughout Tenby. Holiday homes can be found near places like Tenby Castle, a ruined castle on a headland with scenic views of the village and beach, and the Tenby Lifeboat Station, a lifeboat station that’s been in service since 1852. You could also visit Manorbier Castle, a seaside 11th-century castle with commanding turrets, sweeping sea views and gardens.

Things to do

Places to go near holiday lettings in Tenby

You'll find an abundance of alluring attractions within easy reach of your Tenby holiday rental. Culture vultures should set aside time to peruse the Tenby Museum and Art Gallery, Wales' oldest independent museum. Here, you'll find exhibits exploring all facets of local history and culture, and eclectic artworks by revered Welsh artists. For a fun-filled family day out, take the troop to Oakwood Theme Park, which is just 25 minutes or so by car from Tenby. The thrill-seekers among you can ride a host of nerve-shredding rollercoasters, while there are plenty of tamer rides and attractions for youngsters and those of a nervous disposition.

Activities

Fun things to do near Tenby holiday homes

Throughout the balmy summer months, life in Tenby is all about chilling out on the beach. Its clear waters offer ideal conditions for all manner of water sports, from leisurely pursuits like kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding, to adrenaline-pumping activities like jet skiing and wakeboarding. While Tenby exudes a genteel charm by day, it's surprisingly lively after dark. If you fancy a tipple, you can take your pick from cosy traditional pubs serving local beers and ciders, buzzing bars where you can sip expertly-mixed cocktails or pulsing dance clubs where you can dance until the early hours.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Tenby holiday homes

Tenby holiday rentals are especially sought-after during the holiday season of June to August. Even at the height of summer, temperatures are rarely sizzling, but it's generally agreeably warm, with plenty of sunshine and clear blue skies. If you want to avoid the crowds, late spring and early autumn are lovely times to visit, with weather that's usually pleasantly mild. You'll need to wrap up warm if you're visiting in winter, but it's rarely extremely cold. As you might expect, rain is relatively common throughout the year, so pack accordingly.

Natural features

Enchanting animal encounters around Tenby

The unspoilt Pembrokeshire countryside is a haven for nature and wildlife lovers of all persuasions. The region's lush valleys, secluded beaches and vertigo-inducing clifftops are a delight to explore by foot or on horseback. Budding ornithologists are in for a treat, with an array of species to spot at any given time of year, from graceful guillemots to majestic peregrine falcons. The surrounding waters are a prime spot for glimpsing mesmerising marine mammals, such as darting dolphins and playful porpoises. If you're extra-lucky, you may even catch sight of a majestic whale.

Beaches

Best beaches near Tenby holiday homes

Tenby’s beaches offer a little something for everyone, all within reach of holiday homes. Tenby North Beach, a picturesque beach with the Goskar rock and opportunities for watersports, and St Catherine’s Island, a remote island with sandy beaches, dense forests and salt marshes, are 2 top highlights. You could also spend time at Castle Beach, a quaint swimming beach with placid waters and seaside amenities.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Tenby

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

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

How many holiday rentals are available around Tenby?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,048 holiday lettings around Tenby. From 463 cottages to 180 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Tenby?

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside... said... absolutely everyone. Find the ideal shared setting for your group and you'll be well on your way to a bit of beachy bliss! Luckily, there are 239 beachside holiday rentals to whisk yourself away to. Alternatively, you may prefer to try another type of setting. HomeAway has a broad range of options to select from, including:

  • 180 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 168 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 124 village holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Tenby?

Wave goodbye to standardized, cookie cutter hotel-chain rooms. Our house holiday rentals each have their own unique personalities — and all the space you could ask for! There are 784 options currently available on HomeAway. Prices begin at £44 per night. If that doesn't agree with your crew's taste, we've got a number of different self-catering accommodation options to select from, such as:

  • Cottage: 332 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £56 per night.
  • Apartment: 188 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £50 per night.
  • Hotel: 51 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £50 per night.

Can I stay in Tenby in a large group?

Whether you're setting off on a trip with the extended family or spending a week away with your old school gang, it's a whole lot of fun staying in a new place together! The best news is that HomeAway has places that'll suit. 160 house holiday rentals are ready to be booked. Presently, they're the most popular choice here for sizeable groups. If you're hoping to travel in a larger group, the rental options that will serve you well include:

  • Are you searching for places that can fit 6 holiday makers? We have 627 that will be ideal. The prices start from £55 per night.
  • Need somewhere for 12 guests? We have 288 that will work well. You can get one for as low as £179 a night.
  • Organising a trip away with a group of 8? We have 282 rental properties that match your requirements. Prices start from £110 a night.

So never fear! When you travel with us you can take your uncle, your cousin and all your pals to Tenby.