Saundersfoot Triathlon 14 September 2019
About the Area

About the Area

Saundersfoot is a small seaside resort in between Tenby and Amroth. It's much more compact than Tenby and has a charm and character of its own. In many respects Saundersfoot is a much more accessible seaside resort: Saundersfoot beach is wide, sandy and has a blue flag.

There are plenty of places to eat and drink around the harbour and there's ample parking near the beach both on the harbour side and in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park run car park behind the shops. Saundersfoot was designated as a conservation area by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in 1995. 

The History of Saundersfoot

Saundersfoot harbour was originally built to transport coal from mines in and around Stepaside. Nothing remains of the mines but the route of the tramway that was built to bring the coal to Saundersfoot harbour has created one of the most fascinating sections of The Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

Walking east from Saundersfoot harbour you first come to a building called The Barbecue. This was once Bonville's Court Colliery Office. Continue east along The Strand towards Coppet Hall beach, which is reached via a short tunnel.

On the far side of Coppet Hall beach are two further tunnels and a wide flat path that is perfect for pushchairs and wheelchairs. This takes you to Wiseman's Bridge. If you want to continue along the old dramway it will head inland through the woods to Stepaside where the remains of the old ironworks can be explored. It's recently been resurfaced and is ideal for cycles or walking.

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