Top rated Welsh beach on Trip Advisor “just like in Spain” may surprise you
The top rated beach in Wales according to Trip Advisor reviews has been tagged as the one found in Spain, although it may still surprise you.
When asked for your favorite coastal spot, you’d be forgiven for thinking of the idyllic stretch of Rhossili Bay, Freshwater West featured in Harry Potter or maybe even Barmouth Beach, popular among North Wales holidaymakers.
Still, Trip Advisor’s top rated Welsh beach may be seen as unexpected by some.
It’s very different from the secluded bays of Pembrokeshire or the resort beaches of the north.
In fact, it is the beach at Tenby Castle, located below the very touristy town of Tenby.
Tenby Castle Beach is the smallest of Tenby’s three sandy beaches and is only 150 meters wide, narrower at high tide. At low tide there are plenty of rock pools for splashing around.
The sandy cove is arched beneath Tenby’s iconic multi-colored cottages on the south side of the cobbled town.
Tenby Castle Beach bears this name because it is dominated by the ancient ruins of Tenby Castle. Looking across to the sea is Île Sainte-Catherine, a tidal island with a Napoleonic fort.
Castle Beach is nestled between the popular beaches of North and South Tenby, backed by cliffs and full of nooks and crannies, rock pools and caves.
A Trip Advisor reviewer said: “In summer Tenby Beach is like a beach in Spain. Perfect place to visit if you don’t want to travel abroad.
“Everyone should visit Tenby once in their life. “
Another raved: “This beach is one of the best beaches in the UK that I have visited.”
Another said: ‘The most beautiful place in Wales, maybe even the UK. This city is the most beautiful seaside town I have ever seen in the world.
It has been ranked as the best beach in the UK by Sunday Times in 2019.
More recently, visitors have come hoping to spot Wally the walrus who spent several months basking on the Pembrokeshire coast earlier this year.
Spotting a walrus in the UK is rare and it quickly gathered admirers, with the walrus population estimated at just 230,000 according to WWF.
Wally must have read the Trip Advisor reviews.