Why go there?
Need to blow away the winter cobwebs? Saundersfoot is the perfect location for some bracing sea air. It’s set right on the Pembrokeshire coast in the heart of Britain’s only coastal National Park, and boasts a number of sandy beaches, some bustling and buzzing with activities such as watersports and sailing, others more secluded for those wishing to enjoy a bit of solitude while admiring the views.
The village itself has a number of antique and gift shops, but there’s plenty to do and see locally too. If you have kids, check out Folly Farm and Heatherton; if not, consider a visit to the Dylan Thomas Boathouse up the coast at Laurgharne.
Where to stay
The Woodlands Hotel is set in the heart of Saundersfoot, just 350 yards from the beach and village centre. All nine rooms have en-suite facilities and have a view of the sea or patio garden. Prices start from just £35 (single) and £57 (double), and include a full English breakfast.
Tel: 01834 813338 MORE INFO
Where to eat
If you’re looking for a taste of Wales, then the Orangery Restaurant, which is part of the Gower Hotel, is the place to visit. Most of the menu is produced from locally sourced goods – including seafood – while the meat is all organic. A full three-course menu is available, with mains costing from £11 and starters and deserts averaging at £5 each.
Tel: 01834 813452 MORE INFO
Tell us a local secret
Saundersfoot’s picturesque harbour was originally built in 1829 to expedite the transport of coal – over 30,000 tonnes a year – from nearby pits.
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