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Wisemans Bridge Beach most prominent feature is the Wisemans Bridge Inn, which sits at the heart of this wonderful little community. Wisemans Bridge Beach is situated between Saundersfoot and Amroth.

Wisemans Bridge Beach is a golden sand beach with rocks backing onto a pebble bank. The vast expanse of sand at low tide is ideal for beach games or letting the dog have a run. Did we also mention that the Wisemans Bridge Inn is very dog-friendly?

Due to a series of paths and tunnels which link Wisemans Bridge Beach to the coastline, walkers flock here for the panoramic views and the sheer variation of walks and biking routes in the area.

You can easily walk to Wisemans Bridge from Saundersfoot. One of the most popular ways to get to the beach is to walk along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, which links to the main village street and then continues to the border between Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire. This also leads to Amroth Beach, the start/end of the 186 mile Pembrokeshire coastal path.

If you are looking to drive to Wisemans Bridge Beach, there are free parking spaces along the beachfront. On the opposite side of the road, there is also an entrance to another grass car park.

It is an excellent place to swim and is generally safe, although there is no lifeguard patrol. Several rocky promontories surround the beach and have a multitude of rocks to explore. This area is also famous for its petrified forest, and when the tide is at its lowest, you may be able to see blue clay and the original petrified tree stumps. Sometimes other ancient objects are washed ashore, which have included bones, fossils and even antlers.

You can see a geological wonder along the sea walls of the path walking from Saundersfoot to Wisemans Bridge Beach. A large amphitheatre of folded rock was created when the earth's surface was still moving millions of years ago. For those interested, it was when the continents of Laurasia and Gondwana collided to form Pangea. At the time (c. 360Ma), Wales lay at the equator. This has created exceptional rock pools, so don't forget your fishing net.

Wisemans Bridge Beach was known for its coal industry, and the tunnels that surround it would have been used to transport the coal to Saundersfoot Harbour to be exported all over the country. Today, you can still explore the tunnels, especially if you walk between Wisemans Bridge and nearby Saundersfoot. There is also a beautiful walk from Wisemans Bridge, which takes you through the forest and along the stream to the old Killgetty Ironworks. Check out our walks around Tenby for more information HERE.

Location

SA69 9AU, Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom

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