Saundersfoot

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Saundersfoot
Pembrokeshire
Saundersfoot-harbor.jpg
Saundersfoot harbour and village
Location
Grid reference: SN135045
Location: 51°42’41"N, 4°42’0"W
Data
Population: 2,784  (2001)
Post town: Saundersfoot
Postcode: SA69
Local Government
Council: Pembrokeshire
Parliamentary
constituency:
Carmarthen West
and South Pembrokeshire

Saundersfoot is a village in Pembrokeshire, a seaside resort, and along with nearby Tenby, is one of the most visited Welsh holiday destinations. Historically it lies in the parish of St. Issells, whose church lies in a dingle to the north of the present centre.

Harbour

The harbour was built in 1829 by the Saundersfoot Railway and Harbour Company[1] 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 which by 1837 had five jetties handling coal and iron ore and subsequently pig iron and firebricks from local sources. 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 instead.

Sports and recreation

Saundersfoot is within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

The village has King George's Field in memorial to King George V.

Sights aout the village

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.

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