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Coordinates: 51°42′41″N 4°42′00″W / 51.711389°N 4.70°W / 51.711389; -4.70

Saundersfoot
Saundersfoot-harbor.jpg
Saundersfoot harbour and village
Saundersfoot is located in Wales2
Saundersfoot

 Saundersfoot shown within Wales
Population 2,784 [1]
Principal area Pembrokeshire
Ceremonial county Dyfed
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
List of places: UK • Wales • Pembrokeshire

Saundersfoot is a community in Pembrokeshire, west Wales. It is known as a seaside resort, and along with nearby Tenby is one of the most visited Welsh holiday destinations.

The harbour was built in 1829 for the export of anthracite coal from the many mines in the area, although coal was exported from the beach for centuries before this. The village grew up to serve the port. The course of the tramway from Bonville's Court mine bisects the village and ends at the jetty. The tramway from Amroth forms the sea front. The industry finally faded away in the early years of the twentieth century, and the village took advantage of the nearby Saundersfoot railway station to attract tourists from eastern Wales and England. Saundersfoot lies in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

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Sports and recreation

Saundersfoot has a King George's Field in memorial to King George V.

Saundersfoot was one of six broadband "not-spots" in Wales - communities without high-speed internet access. In December 2008, the Welsh Assembly Government in conjunction with BT confirmed that coverage in these areas would soon be upgraded to bring them into line with the rest of the UK.[2]

Places of interest

There are several pubs and clubs located in the centre of Saundersfoot such as 'The Captains Table', 'The Royal Oak', 'The Mulberry', 'The Hean', 'Mermaid On The Strand' and 'The Deck'.

Saundersfoot is also renowned locally for a charitable New Years Day Swim sponsored by local businesses.

Local attractions include Heatherton Adventure Park, Tenby Dinosaur Park, Oakwood and Folly Farm.

References

  1. ^ "Area: Saundersfoot Community (Parish)"; Census 2001
  2. ^ "Broadband for 'not-spot' villages". BBC News. 2008-12-18. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/north_west/7790029.stm. Retrieved 2008-12-18.  

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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

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Saundersfoot is a village located on the Pembrokeshire coast, about 3 miles north of Tenby.

Get in

There is no rail service to Saundersfoot, but there are regular buses to Tenby and beyond.

Do

Saundersfoot beach is a nice place to relax, and is less crowded than its bigger neighbour Tenby.

Buy

There are not a lot of shopping options in Saundersfoot. There are a few antique and whatnot shops along the sheets leading out from the main beach area. There is a Spar (grocery story) right at the beach entrance that is handy if you need some supplies.

Eat

The Monkhouse pub serves an excellent dinner. It's a bit pricey, even by UK standards, but it worth the splurge if you can do it. It's situated in the town centre, overlooking the bay.

Drink

You wouldn't think this fairly quite town to have an active night life, but Saundersfoot definitely has a nice buzz about it, especially when it's warm. Several pubs line the streets, and you can easily spend an evening having a pub crawl through the town as you hear the ocean just a few meters away.

This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:
Budget below £60
Mid-range £60-100
Splurge £100+
  • Malin House, St Brides Hill, Saundersfoot. Tel:+44 1834 813-914.
  • Woodridge Inn, Wooden, Nr Saundersfoot. Tel:+44 1834 812-259, [1].
  • St Brides Hotel and Spa, St Brides Hill, Saundersfoot. Tel:+44 1834 812-304, [2].
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