While we were on holiday in Wales at the beginning of last month, we decided to explore a little bit outside of Bluestone National Park Resort.
Despite the fact it was cold, wet and windy for most of the week, one thing we really wanted to do was go to a beach and we had heard wonderful things about Tenby so planned to go there.
As we drove into Tenby, it was immediately obvious why it was such a hotspot for tourists – with its 13th century town walls, glorious beaches and fine Victorian houses painted in pastel colours, it would be difficult to find a harbour town more pretty and picturesque than this one.
We started our day at Tenby’s South beach, which is approximately 2 miles of golden sand that spans the shoreline from St. Catherine’s Island to Giltar Point. The beach is backed by sand dunes and cliffs and looks out to Caldey Island. It was pretty cold and windy while we were down there but the kids had fun throwing rocks into the sea and exploring the small caves in the cliffs.
Our time at the beach was cut short however when Riley was knocked over by an unassuming wave and ended up bottom down in water. Being the responsible parent that I am, I obviously didn’t have a change of clothes on me so we took a brisk walk into the town to see if we could find him something.
The town itself is home to many restaurants, shops, cafes and pubs all linked by cobbled streets and it wasn’t long before we found a Peacocks and kitted him out with a new wardrobe.
By now, we had three grumpy and hungry kids so we stopped by The Three Mariners pub for some lunch (which was lovely) before heading to Tenby Fire Station as they were holding their annual open day and carnival. The kids were able to sit in a fire engine and there were also refreshments, demonstrations by the fire crew, fairground rides and other fun activities going on.
It had started raining by this point so we spent some time at the Serendipity Games Centre to shelter from it, which pleased the kids as they had a whale of a time playing on the 2p machines.
When the skies had cleared, we made our way back to the car, but not before stopping by the ice-cream van for some treats first! Yum!
We had a really lovely day out at Tenby, despite the rubbish weather, and I would definitely recommend a visit if you are ever in the area.