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Waverley Ilfracombe Sat 3rd June 2023 02

Tenby set to welcome nostalgic paddle steamer

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Ahead of this week’s visit of the Waverley Paddle Steamer to Tenby Harbour the public are reminded that parking will be restricted.

This summer’s sailings of the Waverley includes visits to Pembrokeshire on June 17th and 18th, with cruises around the south coast, Caldey Island, St Govan’s Head and Skokholm, Skomer and Ramsey Islands planned.

Coach returns will pick up and drop off passengers embarking on the Waverley’s cruise towards Milford Haven from North Beach Car Park and this is the recommend parking area.

There will be no parking available at the Harbour nor South Beach Car Park, as this is closed for the Tenby Food Festival.

The Waverley is returning to Tenby after more than 30 years and will be docking at 6pm on 17th June.

The 1947 paddle steamer will remain alongside for a limited amount of time, with an estimated turnaround time of 45minutes, for anyone wishing to welcome the ship to shore.

In Tenby there will be ample viewing points, away from the Harbour, to see the Waverley, such as North Walk, The Norton and the Esplanade and South Beach as she departs for Milford Haven.

There are 600 passengers to board after a similar number have disembarked the world’s last seagoing paddle steamer at Tenby.

Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services Cllr Rhys Sinnett said: “People in Milford Haven and Tenby are sure to welcome the Waverley back to Pembrokeshire.

“By parking responsibly passengers and those hoping to catch a glimpse of this iconic vessel are sure to have an enjoyable experience.”