Tenby is a charming Welsh town set on the western side of Carmarthen Bay. It dates back to Norman times and some of the fortifications from that period still remain in place. The Victorians developed Tenby as a seaside town and it continues to attract visitors and holidaymakers to this day.
Tenby has much to attract tourists. Among the attractions is the Castle Hill with its keep tower. There are three beaches, the Castle, North and South beach and the town also has a picturesque harbour. Visitors can also take a trip out to Caldey Island, a conservation area, either by boat or via a pontoon bridge at Castle Beach. For those intent on some recreational sailing or sea fishing, pedal boats, banana boats and mackerel sea fishing trips are available at Tenby Marina. On the way out to St Florence is Tenby Dinosaur Park and at Heatherton there is the Manor House Wildlife Park.
Tenby is home to several sporting venues. Tenby United rugby club plays at Heywood Lane. Cycling is also very common in the area and the Tenby Aces Cycling Club is one of the biggest in the county. Water sports are very popular and there is jet skiing, and kayaking available at Tenby Harbour on the North beach. Tenby Golf Club at the Burrows attracts both local and visiting golfers.
Because of its location and unspoiled beauty, tourism makes an important contribution to the local economy. Historically, fishing had been Tenby's main earner but its development as a seaside resort has led to its revived fortunes.