Penally Beach

Penally Beach - Pembrokeshire
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Penally Beach is an undeveloped stretch of sand, backed by dunes, on the southern Pembrokeshire coast.  At low tide the beach links to the more popular Tenby South and Castle Beach.  The beach itself is mainly sandy with occasional shingle.

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path and the Wales Coast Path pass adjacent to the beach and Penally Beach is popular with dog walkers throughout the year.

From the beach there are views across Carmarthen Bay towards Caldey Island which lies approximately one kilometre offshore.  This rocky island has been inhabited since the Stone Age and contains a number of interesting archaeological sites as well as being rich in flora and fauna.  Today the main inhabitants are a group of Trappist monks.  During the summer months small boats ferry day-trippers to the island from nearby Tenby.

Free parking with toilets can be found at Penally Railway Station.  From here a pathway leads past the golf course to the beach although this pathway is closed when the adjacent MOD firing range is in use.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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  • Good fishing
  • Swimming/bathing


  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities

Nearest town



SA70 7PS

OS grid ref.

SS 1241 9886


Parking is available for 50 cars (including disabled spaces).

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Green Coast AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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