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 on that day's sailings, phone 01834 844453.
2018 Opening Times - Monday April 2nd to Saturday April 14th;
Saturday 28th April > Tuesday 9th October, (CLOSED Saturday 6th October)
Saturday 20th October > Saturday 27th October
No sailings on any Sunday.
All island opening times / dates are subject to last minute changes in response to weather conditions. Please check the information
phone line 01834 844453 before setting out on your journey.
General announcements: During late June / July / early August we sometimes get just the same problems with horseflies as countryside areas on the mainland, so if you haven't already equipped yourself with insect repellent, it is also for sale in our Post Office.
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...
Access and getting around
Caldey Island, Off Tenby, Pembrokeshire, SA70 7UH, Wales, United Kingdom
Tel : (01834) 844453, 842296, 842649
The Island is open from Easter to the end of October, weather permitting.
Closed on Sundays. Limited sailings during April and October.
For more details click here.
The Monks of Caldey Abbey will be pleased to include your prayer requests in their daily prayers.