Follow the walking trails around this fascinating and beautiful island off the Pembrokeshire coast, near Tenby.
You can catch a boat from Tenby Harbour to the island. A short stroll from the jetty takes you to the attractive monastery, village green and pretty cottages of the inhabitants. There is also the fascinating Old Priory and two medieval churches to explore. Caldey is one of the Holy Islands of Britain and has a history stretching back 1500 years.
There are good footpaths to follow to the south of the island where you will find a lighthouse and wonderful views of the Pembrokeshire Coast. There is also a lovely beach at Priory bay on the north of the island.
Caldey is also rich in interesting flora and fauna. The country's largest colony of cormorants is located at St Margaret's Island at the western end of Caldey. It is also covered in pretty, rare flowers.
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Caldey Island Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Caldey Island Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Caldey Island OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Caldey Island Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To continue your walking in the area you could pick up the Tenby to Lydstep Walk, the Circular Walk around Tenby or the popular Tenby to Saundersfoot Walk.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Pembrokeshire Coast Walks page.