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Coppet Hall Beach

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Coppet Hall Beach

Coppet Hall is at the northern end of Saundersfoot Bay, and is a beach of mostly sand, backed by some shingle and a P&D car park (8 foot height restriction). There are toilets here and a Beach Centre has recently opened, providing an ice-cream kiosk, cycle parking and a bar / restaurant (not the cheapest around) with seating overlooking the beach. A voluntary dog ban operates from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from May to September inclusive.

The name 'Coppet Hall' derives from 'Coal Pit haul' - a reference to its earlier mining days. A former colliery tramway is now a foot / cycle path, linking Coppet Hall to Saundersfoot via a 70 yard tunnel, and to the neighbouring hamlet of Wisemans Bridge via tunnels of 20 and 110 yards. Two old mine entrances, now blocked off, can be seen adjacent to the path. These were iron ore workings and did not link to mines further inland as a local information board claims.

There are some good short walks locally, one of which is to take the afore-mentioned route to Wisemans Bridge, returning via the cliff path. Another is to follow the footpath behind the car park (the Black Walk) along the valley to St Issell's church, returning via a parallel bridleway about 100 yards to the north.

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Coppet Hall Beach
Coppet Hall Beach
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