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.
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…
See ‘How to get here’. For latest information on that day’s sailings, phone 01834 844453.
Prices: Adult £14, Seniors £11, Children £7, Family ticket £35.
2019 Opening Times -The island will be open from Saturday 13th April to Friday 11th October, and then re-open from Monday 21st October to Thursday 31st 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.