GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Tenby to Saundersfoot Walk

5 miles (8 km)

A popular walk along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path from Tenby to the neighbouring village of Saundersfoot. There's much to enjoy with exhilarating cliff top paths, beautiful beaches, woodland sections and fabulous coastal views.
It's about a 5 mile walk on an undulating path, so a reasonable level of fitness is required.
The walk starts on the front in Tenby and takes you past Paragon Beach, Castle Beach and St Catherine's Island. The island is reachable at low tide and contains St Catherine's Fort, a Grade II listed 19th centuryPalmerston Fort. There's lovely views across to the island on the opening section of the walk.
The coastal path then takes you past the medievalTenby Castle. The ruined fortification dates from the 13th century and includes a circular walk following the line of the original curtain walls.It is also home to Tenby Museum & Art Gallery.
After exploring the castle the route heads north along the coast path to Monkstone Beach, passing Lodge Valley woodland on the way. You can visit the secluded beach on some steep steps. It's a peaceful place to escape the crowds.
After rounding Monkstone Point the walk continues north through Rhode Wood before coming into Saundersfoot. The village is a very popular destination with its lovely harbour and wide blue flag beach.
The train station is a little way out of the town. You can follow a country lane to the station and catch a train directly back to Tenby if you like. There's also regular buses from the village.
If you would like to extend the walk you can continue along the coast path to Amroth. Here you can visit the National Trust's Amroth and Colby Woodland Garden. You can pick up the long distance Knights Way in Amroth and follow it north to the gardens.
If you head in the other direction you can visit the beautiful Lydstep Haven on the Tenby to Lydstep Walk.

Tenby to Saundersfoot Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Tenby to Saundersfoot Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

In Saundersfoot the Shoreline cafe is a nice place for some rest and refreshment after your exercise. The cafe is in a great spot right next to the beach, with outdoor seating available. You can find them at 2 The Strand with postcode SA69 9ET for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

At Tenby you can also catch the ferry over to the beautiful Caldey Island where there's interesting rock formations, beautiful bays and lots of seabirds to look out for.
The South of the Landsker Trail long distance footpath also passes through Tenby and Saundersfoot. It's a splendid circular trail through the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, visting the National Trust's Stackpole Estate.
You could also try our Circular Walk around Tenby which heads up into the countryside to the west of the town.
On the street view link below you can virtually explore the path at Monkstone Point.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Pembrokeshire Coast Walks page.

Photos

The Norton, Tenby, from the harbour. - geograph.org.uk - 1489118

Tenby Harbour. The photogenic harbour is located on the corner of North Beach between the old medieval walled town and castle hill. From here you hire sailboats or take a boat trip over to Caldey Island.

Cliffs near Waterwynch, Tenby - geograph.org.uk - 1491162

Cliffs near Waterwynch, Tenby

Monkstone Point - geograph.org.uk - 565666

Monkstone Point. There is a beach here which can be accessed on a steep path. You can walk along the beach to Saundersfoot when the tide is low.

Footpath to Swallow Tree Gardens - geograph.org.uk - 566905

Woodland near Saundersfoot

Cockle Pickers at low tide near Saundersfoot - geograph.org.uk - 566906

Cockle Pickers at low tide near Saundersfoot

Low tide, Saundersfoot. - geograph.org.uk - 386863

Low tide, Saundersfoot

Part of the coast between Monkstone and Tenby - geograph.org.uk - 2397998

Part of the coast between Monkstone and Tenby

Boulders on the beach - geograph.org.uk - 565689

Boulders on the beach south of Saundersfoot

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Tenby to Saundersfoot Walk.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Tenby to Saundersfoot Walk.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)