Tenby March

Tenby March

At last! A day fit for a walk on the beach with a Simpson-blue sky, sparkling sunshine and a brisk, bracing wind. I headed off in my car towards the picturesque resort of Tenby when, on an impulse, I decided to turn into the railway station car park at Penally where it is possible to follow a footpath across the railway tracks, through the sandy terrain at the edge of the golf course (taking care to avoid any hazards such as the odd train or straying golf ball!) I continue along the path until I find myself at (almost) the far end of Tenby’s South Beach with a breath-taking view of the beautiful, glistening Caldey Island and its bright white lighthouse gleaming in the winter sunshine. To my left, in the distance, are the colourful and iconic cliffside buildings of Tenby town and I strode off purposefully towards them picking my way through the array of pebbles and shells littering the shore…stopping here-and-there to collect the particularly lovely ones. The beach was nursing some scars from the recent violent storms but remains exceptionally beautiful. One of the pleasures of a walk on this particular beach is that on reaching the edge of the town (but still on the beach) is to settle at a sunny outdoor table in the shelter of the South Beach Café to enjoy a welcome cup of coffee whilst soaking up the wonderful view. Afterwards, if you have more time and energy then continue along the beach entering Tenby through the old town walls…check out the Grand Designs conversion of the old lifeboat station and...