Summer fun in Tenby – fab family holidays at Celtic Haven Resort

Written by Sarah at Celtic Haven May 22nd, 2014

You simply can’t beat a good old fashioned summer holiday in the pretty seaside town of Tenby. When the sun […]

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You simply can’t beat a good old fashioned summer holiday in the pretty seaside town of Tenby. When the sun is shining, the sea is glimmering and the town is buzzing with happy visitors, there really isn’t any better place to while away the long summer days.

Here at Celtic Haven we feel very privileged to live and work in this beautiful part of the world, and here are just a few of the reasons we think Tenby and surrounding Pembrokeshire is one of the very best holiday destinations in the UK.

Some of the best beaches in the world

Barafundle3We’re lucky enough to enjoy too many beautiful beaches to count here in Pembrokeshire, from Tenby’s award-winning town beaches to secluded and unspoiled bays such as Barafundle (once voted in the top 12 beaches in the world and called ‘best beach in Britain’), Broadhaven South, Skrinkle Haven and Marloes Sands, the setting for the recent blockbuster ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’.

Whether you’re looking for a family beach with excellent facilities or something a bit quieter to simply relax and take in the stunning Pembrokeshire scenery, you’ll be spoiled for choice here in Pembrokeshire.

If you’re enjoying a holiday with your dog (many of our Celtic Haven cottages are pet friendly) you’ll find plenty of dog-friendly beaches in and around Tenby; even when the dog restrictions are in effect between 1st May and 30th September, most of Pembrokeshire’s beaches remain either partially or fully dog friendly

186 miles of picturesque Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Pembrokeshire Coast PathEven though I live in Tenby and I’ve been privileged enough to explore most of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path over the years, it continues to blow me away every time.

Whether you fancy gentle stroll with the family or a challenging circular route, the coastal sites you’ll take in on the way will leave you in total awe of the this gorgeous corner of Wales.

Ragged cliffs, secluded bays, beautiful islands and an abundance of wildlife are just a few of the extra special treats you’ll see on your journey!

If you’d prefer not to go to far there are also many access points where can you sit and take in the breath-taking sites, one of the prettiest being at Lydstep, just behind us at Celtic Haven. From the National Trust carpark on the headland, just a few paces will lead you to a stunning outlook across to Caldey Island and the ocean beyond…

Fun family attractions

heatherton2cl020610You’ll find there’s so much to do in Tenby and the surrounding area you’ll probably struggle to fit it all into a week!

If you’re looking for an action packed family holiday in Tenby, Heatherton World of Activities is a fantastic day out for all the family. With activities ranging from ‘walk on water’ to go karts, paintballing, archery, crazy golf, body zorbs and even a ‘high ropes’ tree-top adventure, you’ll be worn out by the end of the day!

There’s also Oakwood Theme Park with Europe’s largest and wettest water coaster, Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo, Manor House Wildlife Park (as featured on ITV’s ‘Anna’s Welsh Zoo’), Tenby Dinosaur Park, Battlefield Live Pembrokeshire and much more.

Cliff-top holiday cottages with a view

Celtic Haven self catering holiday, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, South WalesHere at Celtic Haven we realise just how special holidays are – it’s often the one time of year when the family gets to spend a whole, precious, uninterrupted week together.

We want your Tenby holiday to be an unforgettable one, and our charming cliff-top holidays cottages, tranquil setting, excellent on-site facilities and friendly team offer the perfect combination for a fun family break.

Ranging from cosy one-bedroom cottages right through to the beautiful old Manor House sleeping 12 people, our comfortable and well equipped self-catering cottages are a firm favourite with families from all over the UK – and further afield! The Celtic Haven views are pretty spectacular too…

Fantastic family fun, just paces from your cottage

Fun golf with great views at Celtic Haven, Tenby, PembrokeshireGet up, play golf, have a game of tennis, swim on the beach or in the pool, bubble away in the hot tub, take a leisurely sauna, impress yourself in the fitness suite, challenge the kids to table tennis, chase the dog along the headland…all before lunch!

Here at Celtic Haven, our fantastic sport and leisure facilities are perfect for entertaining all ages – from little kids right through to ‘big ones’.

Delicious food with spectacular Pembrokeshire views

Waves Italian restaurant, Lydstep, Tenby, PembrokeshireAlthough our holiday cottages are fully equipped for self catering, if you fancy a real treat you’ll find delicious food and spectacular views right on your doorstep.

Sitting on the terrace at Waves cliff-top restaurant with a glass of Pinot in your hand and chef’s signature lasagne on your plate, you could be forgiven for thinking you’re on the Amalfi Coast.

Waves is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing lunch or a fun evening with family or friends, serving delicious Italian-inspired dishes, our famous traditional ‘Lazy Sunday Lunch’ and not forgetting a great kids menu!

Spa relaxation heaven…

Celtic Haven Spa, Tenby, PembrokeshireIn our Elemis Premier Spa you can simply pack up your troubles, leave them at the door and melt away into a true haven of tranquillity on the Pembrokeshire cliff tops…

With an enticing menu of more than 80 blissful treatments, holistic & beauty therapies and pamper packages, a team of experienced therapists and a Relaxation Room with breath-taking coastal views, you’ll leave Celtic Haven feeling refreshed, revived and totally relaxed.

Summer holidays in Tenby – find out more

When it comes to summer holidays in Tenby, this is merely the start. If you’d like to come and experience Tenby and surrounding Pembrokeshire for yourself, feel free to get in touch on 01834 870000 or email us at

Our office is open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm and we’re here to help you find the best holiday cottage for you.

Our self-catering holiday cottages are open all year round and we hope to welcome you to Tenby soon.

You’ll find us listed with family-friendly holidays websites Childfriendly, Parent Friendly Stays and What To Do With the Kids.


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