Island is owned and run by the Reformed Order of Cistercian
monks, who live a simple life farming the island alongside
a small village community.
They produce a number of famous homegrown items including chocolate, ice cream, clotted cream, shortbread and yoghurt, plus perfumes and hand lotions derived from wild flowers that grow on the island.
Boat trips to Caldey Island?
Boats run to and from the island every 15 minutes from 9.30
am until 5.00 pm Monday to Friday, and on Saturdays from
May until mid September.
Tickets are available from the Caldey Island kiosk at Tenby harbour entrance ( 01834 843545 ). The twenty-minute trip leaves visitors at the landing spot on the beautiful Priory beach, the only safe bathing spot on the island. From here it is a short stroll to the village and Monastery.
What can I do?
A trip to Caldey Island is different to any of the other
attractions in Tenby. The quiet religious atmosphere conjured
up by the monastic buildings and lifestyle of the residents
is reflected in the beautiful and peaceful wooded surroundings.
The village includes a gift shop, post office, tea gardens and a small museum; while within walking distance are a church, old priory, and lighthouse. Tours of the Monastery itself are available, but are for men only.
All of the Monks produce is available both on the island and in the Caldey Island Shop in Quay Street Tenby.
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