The 2.4 mile swim takes place in the beautiful Carmarthen Bay off Tenby’s North Beach. It is a mass start off the beach with a two lap course.
On race day there are some road closures, restrictions and diversions in place to ensure athlete and spectator safety. You can view these on our interactive map
NEW FOR 2015. Due to long delays motorists experienced last year on the B4318 with traffic attempting to cross the bike course north of St Florence, an alternating one-way system will operate on Devonshire Drive between 09:00 – 16:00. Access into Tenby during these times will be via the A478, through Pentlepoir and via Devonshire Drive. Traffic leaving Tenby will be directed down Devonshire Drive for access to the A478 and destinations beyond.
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|Fully Closed - Morning and Afternoon|
|Mixed Closure - All Day|
Please click on the relevant road on the route for more closure information and times.
Parking is available in a number of locations around Tenby, Pembroke and Narberth. Please note there is no on street parking in the vicinity of the Race Village. Please use the car parks as they are all only a short walk from the venue.
Why not make parking in Pembrokeshire even easier and apply now for our Parking Passport Permit.
This permit enables you to park in the long stay sections of a number of Pembrokeshire County Council car parks for as long as you need, for only £20 a week.
Tenby Car Parking
Multi-Storey Car Park on Upper Park Road, SA70 7LT
The largest car park in town and a short walk from the Race Village above South Beach. On race day between 7am - 9:30am, while the athletes are leaving transition there is no access to the Multi-Storey car park.
Floors 1,2 and 3
Athletes needing to park on race morning will be directed to the Salterns Car Park. (Please note standard parking charges apply).
For the remainder of the day all car parks, except North Beach will be available. However this involves vehicles crossing the bike course as it travels through Tenby so please be cautious and follow marshal instructions.
Extra Non PCC Parking (Available Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September 2015):
Tenby Golf Club £5 all day
Greenhill School £5 all day (Entry via Heywood Land and Marsh Road)
Pembroke Car Parking
Narberth Car Parking
Park and Ride
For spectators coming to Tenby or Saundersfoot on race day Ironman Wales provide a Park & Ride Scheme from Carew Airfield, Whittingham Drive, Carew, SA70 8SR.
Due to an increase in demand for this service there will be a subsided cost for the service in 2015. The service will run more buses more often in 2015 and there have been a number of changes made to ensure that this park and ride is a quality service at a reasonable cost.
Advanced ticket price (Buy from Five Arches, Tenby 09:00-17:00 Thursday 10th, Friday 11th and Saturday 12th )
Adult - £3
Children (3 – 14) - £2
Children 2 & Under – Free
On the day ticket price (Buy from Carew or The Green, Tenby)
Adult - £5
Children (3 – 14) - £3
Children 2 & Under – Free
Please note it is Guide Dogs only
Bus Schedule 2015
First bus from Carew to Tenby 4.30am (Athlete priority on all early services)
First bus from Tenby to Saundersfoot 9am
First bus from Carew to Saundersfoot 9:30am
Last bus from Saundersfoot to Tenby 6pm
Last bus from Tenby to Saundersfoot 5:30pm
Last bus from Saundersfoot to Carew 6pm
Last bus from Tenby to Carew Midnight
Tenby to Carew – Roughly every 30 minutes
Tenby to Saundersfoot – Roughly every 30 minutes
Carew to Saundersfoot – Roughly every 30 minutes
* Buses may experience delays in peak times