Photo: Wales Coast Path

Saundersfoot is a fantastic place for swimming, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, fishing and cycling.

Dog friendly?
Seasonal dog restrictions apply to the Southern part of the beach between May-September. Please be a responsible dog owner. There is a responsibility for dog owners to clean up after their dogs on the whole of this site.

Getting there
You can get to Saundersfoot by bike with the Celtic Trail passing through here. The town is also a designated Cycle Wales hub with a choice of routes in the area. The beach is part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail. Access to the beach is via a slipway, and beach wheelchairs are available for hire. Saundersfoot is situated on the B4316 and is well signposted from all directions, so it is easy to find if you are travelling by car. There are two large paying car parks available nearby. However you can also get to Saundersfoot by using any one of the plentiful bus and train services.

Site description
This large, south-east facing expanse of golden sand is one of the most popular stretches of coastline in Pembrokeshire. Now a holiday resort, Saundersfoot developed in the 19th century as an export point for locally-mined coal. The harbour at the south end of the beach is generally busy, especially in summer. A stroll around the harbour makes a pleasant alternative to lazing on the beach. Bathing here is generally safe, and Saundersfoot is very popular with families. Boats can be launched here.

Toilets including facilities for the disabled are available at Sandersfoot. There are a number of cafes, pubs, shops, accommodation choices and restaurants nearby. Mooring and slipway launching is available. The beach is cleaned and litter bins are provided so please help keep Saundersfoot beautiful and dispose of your rubbish properly.

Pembrokeshire County Council Bathing Water Byelaws apply to the whole area off this beach.

Source: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park



Dog Friendly: Yes
Blue Flag: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes


Large sandy beach facing South East. Beach wheelchair available for hire. Large car park, shops, telephone. Lifeguards in summer. Access to beach via concrete slipway at north end: 36 metres, mostly no steeper than 1:12, but 13 metres in middle at 1:6 to 1:5. Also to Glen beach (at west end) via zigzag ramp at end of harbour.


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