Priory Bay, Caldey Island
Priory Bay is a wide sandy beach set on an island a mile off the coast of Tenby. Caldey Island is owned by Cistercian (trappist) monks and is home to a surprisingly grand monastery. The only way to reach the island is by taking the 20 minute boat ride from Tenby’s Castle Beach - private boat landings are not permitted.
The landing quay is right on the beach at Priory Bay and for many there seems little point of exploring further than this lovely beach with its golden sand backed by low dunes.
The beach is generally considered quite safe for swimming and has a good range of facilities in the nearby village including a cafe and disabled toilets.
The boat service to Priory Bay runs on weekdays from Easter until October, and Saturdays as well from May to September.
Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs are allowed on the island but they must be kept on a lead at all times.
- Disabled facilities
- Town centre nearby
OS grid ref.
SS 1387 9695
parking available in Tenby (Pay and display)
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Priory Bay, Caldey Island Reviews
I have to be honest, Caldey Island is such a disappointment. Yes the beach is pretty but the island itself is an unkept depressing place to be. Those in charge of the management of Caldey Island should be embarrassed by the facilities on offer for those who spend a lot of money to travel there..£16.99 each! The ‘coffee shop’ needs demolishing and rebuilding as it is completely uninviting. The boat trip leaving Caldey was the best part.