Saundersfoot Cliff Walk

Saundersfoot Coastal Path

Coastal walking is always full of surprises and is often tougher than you originally think. This linear route includes a pleasant section of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path together with an interesting seaside town. The start is the main carpark just behind the harbour at Saundersfoot (Sat Nav SA69 9HJ). This small resort has a good beach and the usual facilities you would expect.

There are two possible starts for this walk depending on the tide. At high water you need to leave the harbour on the B4316 towards Tenby. The road takes a sharp left followed by a sharp right as it climbs away from the harbour. Shortly afterwards a left turn down a minor road will bring you to the coastal path. Tides permitting the more attractive route is along the south side of the harbour from where you can cross the sands and rocks to reach the same point as above.

From this point detailed instructions are not really necessary as all you need to do is follow the well trodden and well-signed coastal path south. At Monkstone Point it is worth following one of the minor paths onto the headland as there are good views from here.

Many people are surprised by the amount of descent and ascent on coastal routes and this walk is no exception. Twisting and turning there are plenty of ups and downs to contend with on this path. Reaching the deep valley of Waterwynch the path drops almost to sea level before climbing out of the valley on a paved path that runs a little inland. This soon joins a minor road which is followed into Tenby.

Reaching the access to North Beach continue across the sands to the small harbour (tides permitting!). The area around the harbour is full of interest with some fine buildings and the usual bustle associated with maritime activity. If time permits a stroll around Castle Hill is worthwhile as is more detailed investigation of the town of Tenby.

There are two options for the return to Saundersfoot The most obvious is to retrace the outward route or possible make a few minor alterations using different footpaths on the first section north from Tenby. The second choice is to use the regular bus service which leaves at frequent intervals from Tenby town centre. Tenby Tourist information Office (located near North Beach) has details of where the bus starts and the timetable. The journey time is about twenty minutes with buses terminating by the harbour in Saundersfoot.

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Saundersfoot Coastal Path
Saundersfoot Coastal Path

Published by Diving & Mountaineering Instructor

I am a passionate adventurer, loving being in the mountains walking, climbing, scrambling as much as I love being under the water exploring shipwrecks, mines and caverns, or in search of treasure in the depths. I am a Mountain Instructor (MIA), a Winter Mountain Leader, a Scuba Diving Instructor (BSAC, TDI, SDI, IANTD), a skipper for CAT3 waters up to 25mtr and as I’ve built this experience over time, I have written about it and published those works. In addition I am a Chartered Manager with CILT, a member of the institute of Engineering & Technology, a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. I help people fulfill their goals in the Mountains (Worldwide), Scuba Diving (Worldwide), provide location support worldwide for the media and assist with technical and safety support whenever requested. For a full picture of me please check out my linkedin profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/marklewisfinstlm

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