Wisemans Bridge Beach

Photo: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Wisemans Bridge is a beach for those that like their seaside a bit more interesting. An ideal family playground, the delightful bay provides safe bathing and there is plenty to see and do.

Dog friendly?
Dogs are allowed year round. 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 Wisemans Bridge by bike with Celtic Trail and a local cycle route passing through. This beach is close by to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail. The 351 bus service from Tenby to Pendine travels via Wisemans Bridge Monday to Saturday. If you arriving by car, follow the one way system east out of Saundersfoot and take the coastal road towards Amroth, Wisemans Bridge will be on the way. There is ample parking right on the beach front, which is a great place to observe the rolling waves and breakers on a winters’ day. A new sea wall ensures that the parking places are quite firm and it is now easier to get onto the beach.

Site description
Wisemans Bridge is a small hamlet and holiday resort on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path between Amroth and Saundersfoot. It is straddled along a deep steep-sided wooded valley, terminating at a south-facing picturesque sandy cove. The footpath linking it (part of the local Miner’s Walk) and Coppet Hall beach was once a narrow gauge railway line used to transport coal and minerals to Saundersfoot. There are three tunnels between Wiseman’s Bridge and Saundersfoot cutting through headlands at Coppet Hall. At low tide it is possible to walk across Wisemans Bridge beach directly to Saundersfoot. The name Wisemans Bridge owes its origin to the Wyseman family, who once owned a great deal of land in the area.

The beach was the stage for rehearsals of the D-Day landings during the Second World War, with Eisenhower, Churchill and Mongomery also visiting the area to oversee preparations, but today the atmosphere is much more peaceful! The unusual rock formations on the beach are due to a prehistoric lava flow. The National Trust owned Colby Estate Gardens which are famous for their colourful displays of rhododendrons and azaleas are also close by and well worth a visit.

Facilities
There are caravan parks, cottages and a big campsite in the area, only a short walk from the picturesque beach. Toilets, a shop and inn are available at Wisemans Bridge, but bigger towns with more amenities, such as Saundersfoot and Tenby, are just along the coast. These towns also have glorious beaches to explore. Please help keep Wisemans Bridge beautiful and tidy up after you.

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

Beach awards

  • Seaside Award (Rural).
Source: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Location


Details

Dog Friendly: Yes
Blue Flag: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Access

Pebbles and rocks, sand at low tide, facing South East. Toilets. Access via concrete ramp: 1:6 to 1:41⁄2 for 23 metres, changes in sand conditions may result in large step at bottom. Limited parking at top of slipway.