We have such fond memories of adventures to Saundersfoot with our grandparents. Today we take our children and pass on the seaside magic, many people revisit here year after year, and it is not difficult to see why. There are plenty of places to stay in Saundersfoot, such as hotels, B&Bs, guest-houses, self-catering houses, cottages and apartments. Or you can stay at one of the area’s many camping and caravanning sites and enjoy the outdoors.
Saundersfoot has an array of high-quality restaurants and cafes that use the best local Pembrokeshire produce. So not only does it taste fantastic, but it also reduces greenhouse emissions and carbon footprint. Saundersfoot features events and activities throughout the year; you can find more event information here.
Whether you have visited countless times and would like to discover something new to do or you’re visiting for the first time, here are 7 things to do in Saundersfoot.
Saundersfoot beach is a small but lively resort in Pembrokeshire. The beach here is flat and sandy with plenty of space to enjoy the beach. We have spent a lot of time exploring the coastline here, rock pooling, crabbing, body boarding and having lots of typical seaside fun. There are dog restrictions across the beach except for a small area just before you get to Coppet Hall beach between 1st May and 30th September.
Wiseman’s Bridge is a hamlet between the villages of Saundersfoot and Amroth. You can easily walk here from Saundersfoot. There is a coastal road that runs along the side of the beach with Wiseman’s Bridge behind the seafront. It boasts a beautiful sandy beach with a few pebbly areas. Boulders and the sea wall back it, it’s a great place to explore, and dogs are allowed here too.
It is famous for its drowned forest, and when the tide is low, you can sometimes see blue clay and petrified tree stumps. The beach was also used for the coal industry nowadays, and you can still explore the tunnels.
Amroth is a flat and sandy beach that is fantastic for picnics, long days on the beach and beach games. It’s a very popular spot, especially at peak times of the year. You will find rock pools to explore at the beach’s western end and groynes at the top of the beach. Like Saundersfoot beach, dog restrictions are here from 1st May to 30th September.
Always check the tide times before visiting any of the beaches, so you have plenty of space to enjoy and don’t get cut off by the incoming tide!
Periwinkle pottery is a fun and relaxing painting studio for all ages to paint pottery and enjoy delicious food. It’s a great activity to enjoy alone or as a group. They also have a family-run tearoom, bistro, and deli available to order from. They will bring your food and drinks around while you create masterpieces and memories. There is a large selection of ceramics, plenty of tools, and plenty of paint. Larger groups are welcome, and they are dog friendly.
Fancy getting out on the water? Of course, you do! Based in Saundersfoot, Good Trails offer all sorts of equipment for your adventure, from bike hire to stand-up paddle hire. They also provide different types of sessions based on your ability.
Don’t fear if you are new to paddle boarding and have always wanted to try it. Good Trails offer taster sessions that begin with an introduction before you set off on your knees. Once you get comfortable, you can stand up while they help you navigate the board. Then, depending on the wind direction, you will head off towards the Harbour or Wiseman’s Bridge.
There is only a maximum of 8 people per group, and the price includes a shorty wetsuit and buoyancy aid if needed. If you already know the basics and want the freedom to explore the coast on your own, then equipment hire is also available. You can hire paddle boards starting from 1 hour up to a full day.
Saundersfoot Sea Safari is a beautiful way to spend the day together making precious memories. They are a family-run business that operates daily from Saundersfoot Harbour. Their charter vessel is a fully licensed 10m Humber rib named Matani after their daughter. The vessel carries 12 people plus the 2 crew members; it has comfy seating and is suitable for all ages.
They run from April until October and offer a variety of different trips. The skippers are very welcoming, friendly and informative. You may spot many kinds of wildlife, such as seals, dolphins and various sea birds.
Suppose it’s fishing you’re after. The Ebony May charter boat takes you to one of Wales’ best fishing locations. They are based at Saundersfoot Harbour and offer fishing trips to people with all experience levels.
Skipper Stuart Denman has over 30 years of fishing experience and is passionate about his trade. He is knowledgeable and has plenty of experience fishing in the South Welsh waters. He also has had the opportunity to fish further afield, such as off the coast of South Africa, for Yellow Fin Tuna.
The Ebony May charter boat is a 10-meter cougar catamaran, purpose-built and designed with comfort and safety in mind. The Ebony May is also fully compatible with wheelchair access using purpose-built side doors and a wheelchair access ramp at Saundersfoot Harbour.
If you’ve had enough of the standard seaside fish and chips combo, try Kookaba, an Australian-themed restaurant in Saundersfoot. You can try all sorts here, such as burgers, steaks, ribs, pizza, kangaroo, ostrich, barramundi and Australian wines. They have an outdoor seating area to enjoy your food in the sunshine and a children’s menu. Were always seeing great reviews about this restaurant boasting friendly service and tasty food.
Beginning in St Dogmaels, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path is 186 miles long and takes you through some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery/ This includes 58 beaches, 14 harbours and the UK’s smallest city, St Davids. It ends in Amroth. The Saundersfoot Heritage Trail is a great way to learn more about the history of Saundersfoot whilst enjoying a walk. You can follow many different routes and trails that will suit your capabilities.
Have you tried any of our 6 things to do in Saundersfoot? Or maybe we missed your favourite thing to do in Saundersfoot that everyone needs to know about! Let us know in the comments.