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Enjoy a tranquil seaside break with holiday cottages in Saundersfoot
Saundersfoot is small town on the West Coast of Wales, in the county of Pembrokeshire. As part of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Saundersfoot offers stunning coastal walks and vistas. Along with its’ larger neighbour, Tenby, the town plays host to thousands of tourists annually who come to enjoy the delightful golden beaches, the unspoiled coastline and the traditional harbour.
HomeAway has a delightful range of holiday cottages in Saundersfoot, suitable for both large groups and couples. The majority are within easy reach of the seafront and come with their own private gardens. Options include traditional stone cottages with exposed beams and bright modern renovations with the latest appliances. Solo travellers and couples may also want to consider a holiday apartment in Saundersfoot. The collection includes charming apartments full of character, making them an ideal option for a short break or romantic getaway.
Whilst Saundersfoot is an excellent destination for a peaceful coastal break, those searching for more physical activities might want to consider basing themselves in Gwynedd, near the stunning peaks of Snowdonia. Besides hiking, the area is also popular with cyclists and horse riders. HomeAway also offers accommodation on the Welsh Island of Anglesey, for guests looking for a mixture of natural beauty and history.
Things to do
Beaches: With miles of golden sand and coastline to enjoy and explore, there’s something for everyone close to the delightful holiday cottages in Saundersfoot. Saundersfoot is a Blue Flag awarded beach, and the lifeguards during the summer make it a good option for families with young children. Children can explore the rock pools at nearby Coppit Hall and Wisemans Bridge, and the former is also known for its range of watersports, including kitesurfing and windsurfing.
Wildlife: For the visitor with a hankering for the wilder side of life, Saundersfoot has a number of options. The Dragon Reptile Experience allows an up-close and personal experience with dragons, geckos, tortoises, turtles, snakes and spiders, whilst the nearby island of Caldey is host to a herd of Grey Atlantic Seals.
Heritage Trails: Saundersfoot has a rich history as a coal and anthracite mining town, whilst its’ harbour was recognised at one stage as a major port. Many of the local landmarks attesting to the heritage are still present today, and an on-going regeneration project will ensure more landmarks continue to open to the public. Guided walks detailing the history of the town are also available.
Watersports: The beach and the harbour provides access to the vast Celtic Sea which hosts an array of watersports. From canoeing and kayaking to parasailing and pedalos, there are a number of local hire shops within walking distance of the Saundersfoot self catering accommodation. In addition there are a number of local education centres from which training and tutoring are offered to beginners and experienced athletes alike.
Rainfall is slightly higher than the national average in Saundersfoot, with the summer months expecting up to ten days of rain per month and the winter months rising to an average of 16 days of rain. The driest month to visit is April although the warmest months are June, July and August. Temperatures rising to 19°C are common during the summer months and sea temperatures are on average 15°C, making it the most popular time to visit. In winter, the average temperature drops to 2-3°C, with November being the wettest month.
As a major tourist location, visitors can expect that travel to Saundersfoot is relatively easy and straightforward. By car, it is accessible from any location. Those travelling from the north and the midlands can enter Wales by Chester and then follow the main road through Camarthen, whilst those coming from the South and the Home Counties can enter via Cardiff. The main route from Camarthen to Sauntersfoot is the A447, although there are a number of coastal and country roads which offer sightseeing on route. In addition, the public transport links are excellent, allowing access by train, bus service or chartered coach.