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St. Catherine’s Island

Castle Beach, Tenby SA70 7BL, Wales
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St Catherine's fort tenby

This. Is an unusual attraction. Originally built as part of a defensive chain in the 18th century... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bryn H
,
Holywell, United Kingdom
Now we know :-)

Always wondered how this wonderful Tenby landmark looked on the inside luckily during this visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
andylal
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staffordshire
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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 4 days ago

This. Is an unusual attraction. Originally built as part of a defensive chain in the 18th century against French invasion it became a family summer home. Abandoned, it is being restored by local volunteers. Please note the island can only be reached when the tide...More

Thank Bryn H
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St-Catherines-Isle, Manager at St. Catherine’s Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us Bryn, All the best.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always wondered how this wonderful Tenby landmark looked on the inside luckily during this visit time and tide were with us . It doesn't cost a great deal to satisfy your curiosity and now I know when I look at the fort again exactly how...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

See and hear the fascinating history of a very familiar tenby landmark. Bit of a climb up but well worth it for the fabulous views. Check the tides if you are making a special trip as it is only accessible seat low tide.

Thank AndrewB47374
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St-Catherines-Isle, Manager at St. Catherine’s Island, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind comments Andrew :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are boat trips from Tenby every 20mins ,when we visited the weather was fantastic so felt like a med island. Sunny beach blue sky. It is so strange that there are trees on the north side of the island and clusters of cottages ,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really magical and interesting. The guy who does his talk really knows his stuff. Beautiful views from the top.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Access is dependent upon tide times and payment of the £3.50 entry fee. The climb from the beach is short but steep and even on a very warm August day, it was quite windy at the top. Once inside the fort you can listen to...More

Thank Philip S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice to climb up to the little island fort, there were beautiful views and an interesting talk all about the history of the island. The fort is cold so bring a jacket or cardi!

Thank Stacey-Louise S
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Beaches are always made that bit more interesting when they have an island in view and just off them. In this case the island is almost an integral part of the beach so lending even more quirky character to this part of the Tenby coastal...More

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St-Catherines-Isle, General Manager at St. Catherine’s Island, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to comment Steve :)

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

we went their last week when tide was out we spent two hours their on the fort they had talk on the old fort history on it quite good showing films on it not save going up thier with baby or disable people on stonerock...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Great oppertunity to take the kids on a boat around St catherines Island and see the sea lions playing in the water or just lying on the rocks. Tickest from the booths by the harbour,

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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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