Welcome to Caldey Island.


Caldey Island lies cradled in the magnificent South Pembrokeshire coastline on the western fringes of Wales. It is one of Britain's holy islands.

The Cistercian monks of Caldey continue a tradition which began there in Celtic times. More than a thousand years of prayer and quiet living have made this remote and beautiful island a haven of tranquility and peace.

The monks and islanders are pleased to welcome day-visitors to share the delights of their island home throughout the summer season.



Sailings:    See 'How to get here'.  For latest information phone 01834 844453.

                  2018 Opening Times - Monday April 2nd to Saturday April 14th;    Saturday 28th April > October (tba)

                  No sailings on any Sunday. 

                  All island opening times / dates are subject to last minute changes in response to weather conditions.

General announcements: 


Our Monastic Island – a brief history

About ten thousand years ago, before the sea level rose dramatically at the end of the last Ice Age, Caldey was a hilly peninsula with commanding views over a wide river estuary and the now submerged Carmarthen Plain. Many archaeological finds have confirmed that Caldey was inhabited at that time and continued to be so after it became an island, through the Bronze and Iron Ages and during the Romano-British and Celtic Christian periods. Click here to find out more...


St.Philomena's Retreat House. Click here to find more....

St.Philomena's Retreat House. Click here to find more....

CaldeyIsland Access Statement

Caldey Island, Off Tenby, Pembrokeshire, SA70 7UH, Wales, United Kingdom

Tel : (01834)  844453, 842296, 842649

Email   inquiries@caldey-island.co.uk

The Island is open from Easter to the end of October, weather permitting.

Closed on Sundays.  Limited sailings during April and October.

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Caldey shopping. Click here to find more........

Caldey shopping. Click here to find more........

The Monks of Caldey Abbey will be pleased to include your prayer requests in their daily prayers.