Enjoy Pembrokeshire

Saundersfoot Beach

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.

Beach awards

  • Blue Flag
  • Seaside Award (Resort)
  • This is a Marine Conservation Society recommended beach.
  • There are seasonal lifeguards at this beach.

Top Tips

  • There is a beautiful walk from the beach around to Wiseman's Bridge through a cliff tunnel which is wheelchair friendly.

Seasonal RNLI Lifeguards are present at the following beaches:

Healthy You

The health benefits of beaches are almost endless and there are over 50 around the Pembrokeshire Coast, many of them award-winning.


Health terms

RNLI message

  • Wherever possible, always swim at a lifeguarded beach.
  • Always read and obey the safety signs, usually found at the entrance to the beach. These will help you avoid potential hazards on the beach and identify the safest areas for swimming.
  • When on a lifeguarded beach, find the red and yellow flags and always swim or bodyboard between them - this area is patrolled by lifeguards.
  • Never swim alone. If you get in trouble, stick your hand in the air and shout for help.
  • If you see someone in difficulty, never attempt a rescue. Tell a lifeguard or, if you can't see a lifeguard, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.