Saundersfoot is a small seaside resort between Tenby and Amroth on the South Pembrokeshire coast. Much more compact than Tenby with a charm and character of its own, Saundersfoot was designated a Conservation Area by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in 1995.
Saundersfoot harbour was originally a coal port for the mines at Stepaside. Nothing remains of the mines but the old tramway route survives as a fascinating section of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
Walking East along The Strand, Coppet Hall beach, a popular spot for windsurfing, is reached via a short tunnel. On the far side of this are two further tunnels and a wide flat path, perfect for pushchairs and wheelchairs, taking you to Wiseman's Bridge. The tramway continues through the woods to Stepaside where the remains of the old ironworks can be explored.
The Coast Path in the other direction takes you to Tenby. Although the distance isn't great, there are a number of descents and climbs as the path drops down to some little coves like Waterwynch. The path meanders through the woods which are full of bluebells in the spring.
The Beach and Village
Saundersfoot’s main attraction is the large south-east facing, golden, sandy beach. The shallow water and nearby village facilities make the beach popular with families. The harbour offers the opportunity to take fishing and sightseeing trips along the Pembrokeshire coastline.
There are plenty of pubs and cafés in the village and around the harbour with ample parking near the beach both on the harbour side and in the National Park car park behind the shops.
Saundersfoot is renowned locally for a charitable New Year's Day Swim sponsored by local businesses.