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St. Catherine’s Island

Castle Beach, Tenby SA70 7BL, Wales
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Great, a higlight of Tenby

The day we were there two weeks ago you could only reach this Island and its fort somewhere between... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
FORZA7777
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Lovely hour at St Catherine’s Island

When the tide is out it is well worth the £3.50 (kids £2) for a quick hours trip to the fort. Great... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2018
statto12
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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St Catherine's island is home to a Palmerston fort and a WW2 Anti aircraft gun placement. Visitors the island are welcome. For opening times search Saint Catherine's Island on facebook it is the best place due to tides and weather.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Castle Beach, Tenby SA70 7BL, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The day we were there two weeks ago you could only reach this Island and its fort somewhere between 10-14. We made that and brought a visit to the fort. They are doing everything to restore this place bit by bit. But it's a long...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

When the tide is out it is well worth the £3.50 (kids £2) for a quick hours trip to the fort. Great views and a very interesting 30 minute presentation inc videos/photos on the history of the island, I had 5 & 10 year olds...More

Thank statto12
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Reviewed July 20, 2017

St Catherine's island has recently re-opened to the public. During everything but low tide it is not reachable, as the beach walkway is underwater. When the tide goes out you can easily walk across. This makes it kind of exciting, like the pathway is being...More

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Reviewed July 1, 2017

I went th the fort during a visit to Tenby, the island is only accessible by foot at low tide. The fort started life as a Palmerston fort due to fears of invasion by Napoleon, but never happened. It has also been a family home...More

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Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

Was really pleased to find the fort open again to the public. At £3.50 for adults and £2.00 for children it's a very interesting place for anyone with a bit of imagination. The new manager/caretaker and a few volunteers are trying hard to generate interest...More

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Reviewed April 16, 2017

The island can be reached across the beach unless it is near high-tide. A ticket costs £3.50 per adult, which is expensive for what is being offered. You climb up some steep steps to this derelict 19th century fort, which has seen many different uses...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2016

Wasn't sure about this when I saw the cost and there were 4 of us. However, I'm so glad we did it. The views were fabulous, the wind and wildness was very exciting. I loved walking over the bridge. Think it would be the most...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2016

st catherines island is no longer available to visit to the public, and we were very lucky to be there to exerience this on the last day of opening, it is a little castle steeped in history, very remote and very bare inside. but we...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2016

A boat ride will take you to Caldy Island well worth a visit with a monastery, lighthouse and chocolate factory

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Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

The holiday accommodation we stayed in overlooked St.Catherine's. It was lovely to watch the tide come in and out around the little island. We made the journey up the steep steps a few days before it's closure, the staff were very enthusiastic telling us about...More

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tom463to
15 August 2016|
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Response from ranp1 | Reviewed this property |
It is sadly true, the owners were having huge problems getting planning permission to develop the island and obviously the local planners don't see it as it could be, I was so sad to hear about this 😕
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Karen H
28 July 2016|
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Yes dogs are welcome atm
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