This compact seaside resort lies on Wales’ spectacular Pembrokeshire coast, between Tenby and Amroth. It is located within the county’s national park, and on its famous coast path. On the doorstep of holiday cottages in Saundersfoot, the village’s Blue Flag beach is a glorious stretch of sandy shore, where swimming and sunbathing can be enjoyed. The village centre is home to independent shops, pubs and restaurants, many of which serve seafood fresh from the harbour. The Old Chemist Inn is a long-running favourite, with local ales, delicious food and a terrace providing wonderful sea views. Beachside Barbecue is another good bet, with locally caught fish and meat on the menu.
Coast Restaurant overlooks Coppet Hall Beach, at the northern end of the shore, with a reputation for exceptional food. The beach below is a lovely stretch of sand which tends to be quieter than the main village beach. There are a number of striking landmarks to look out for in Saundersfoot, including medieval St Issell’s Church. Next to the beach, there is a pretty harbour where the comings and goings of fishing boats and cruisers can be seen.
Various events can be enjoyed on self-catering holidays in Saundersfoot, including a New Year’s Day swim, and an annual cheese festival. Saundersfoot Boat Trips provide fun days out on the water, including sea safaris, fishing and bird-watching at St Margaret’s nature reserve.
Passing through Saundersfoot, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path covers 186 miles, taking in sweeping estuaries, towering cliffs and secluded bays. You will discover several family-friendly attractions within a few miles of your holiday cottage in Saundersfoot, including Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo, home to a variety of exotic and farm animals. Saundersfoot has a railway station with regular trains running westward to Pembroke Dock, and eastward to Swansea and Carmarthen.