Glen Beach is a small and sandy beach that lies just south of Saundersfoot Harbour and Beach. Low cliffs and dense woodland back the beach, and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path passes through the trees just behind. From the beach, there are views out over Saundersfoot Bay and down the coast to Monkstone Point. The bay between this beach and Monkstone Beach can provide some excellent snorkelling opportunities.
Glen beach faces east and gets good morning sun, but is often in complete shade later in the afternoon.
At low tide, the beach connects with Saundersfoot Beach, and there are plenty of rockpools to explore for wildlife. It is also possible to walk to Monkstone Point and Monkstone beach. It is best to check our tidal table on the home page before a visit, as the beach can become almost entirely submerged at high tide.
Glen beach can be accessed from Saundersfoot harbour down an accessible ramp. Alternatively at the bottom of The Glen the first turning on the left after St Brides Hill out of Saundersfoot, you can find a small parking area, and some roadside parking is available, and beach access from here is a tarmac path with some steps. If you are carrying any large equipment like Kayaks down this way, you will find it slightly difficult but not impossible, as a stream bridge with railings is quite narrow. Alternative parking is at Saundersfoot.
Opposite the harbour is an excellent example of an anticline known as Ladies Cave, beyond which are three small sandy beach coves backed by shingle and wooded cliffs. The first of these is St Bride’s Bay (not to be confused with the larger bay of the same name on the Pembrokeshire west coast. The next along is backed by shingle and high wooded cliffs, with an old mine passage towards the back corner. The third is Swallowtree cove, which provides access to the coastal path and is popular for high-tide swimming and fishing.
Dogs are allowed at all times and toilets are available at Saundersfoot Harbour.
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SA69 9NS, Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom