Tenby (Welsh: Dinbych-y-pysgod, lit.'fortlet of the fish') is both a walled, seaside town in Pembrokeshire, Wales, on the western side of Carmarthen Bay, and a local government community.


The harbour and old town
Location within Pembrokeshire
Population4,696 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSN129007
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTENBY
Postcode districtSA70
Dialling code01834
FireMid and West Wales
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
51.6745°N 4.7044°W / 51.6745; -4.7044

Notable features include 2+12 miles (4.0 km) of sandy beaches and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, the 13th century medieval town walls, including the Five Arches barbican gatehouse, Tenby Museum and Art Gallery, the 15th century St. Mary's Church, and the National Trust's Tudor Merchant's House.

Boats sail from Tenby's harbour to the offshore monastic Caldey Island. St Catherine's Island is tidal and has a 19th century Palmerston Fort.

The town has an operating railway station. The A478 road from Cardigan, Ceredigion, connects Tenby with the M4 via the A477, the A40 and the A48 in approximately 40 miles (64 km).

View upwards to the promenade, showing the 1814 arched road built during the town's revival by Sir William Paxton
Blue lines show where the walls round Tenby were most likely placed and red lines mark the wall sections that are still standing
Five Arches Gate
St Mary's Street, a typical old town street in Tenby
Pembroke and Tenby Railway (1868)
Seven arch viaduct, Tenby
Tenby baths (1825)
St Catherine's Island
Earliest surviving copy of The Tenby Observer (21 July 1854)
Colourful, traditional, seaside shops in Tenby