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Coppet Hall Beach

Coppet Hall Beach

Coppet Hall is at the northern end of Saundersfoot Bay, and is a beach of sand, backed by some shingle and a P&D car park. Facilities include toilets ♿ and a Beach Centre with a bar / restaurant. Beach access is down steps or a short track. A voluntary dog ban operates from 10 am to 5 pm from May to September inclusive. Saundersfoot's rail station is just over a mile away, and Coppet Hall can be reached by following the B4316 down to St Issell's church, thence taking a public footpath through the Old Mill Caravan Park. The final section of this footpath follows the line of a former horse-drawn tramway, and is known as the Black Walk.

The name 'Coppet Hall' derives from 'Coal Pit haul' - a reference to its earlier mining days. Although a local information board claims otherwise, there never was a hall of any kind here. A former colliery tramway which ran from Saundersfoot harbour to Stepaside is now a foot / cycle path, linking Coppet Hall to Saundersfoot through a 70 yard tunnel, and to Wisemans Bridge via tunnels of 20 and 110 yards. Two old mine adits, now blocked off, can be seen adjacent to the path. These were haematite (iron ore) workings, and did not link to pits further inland; the information board is wrong - again! Wisemans Bridge can also be reached along a wooded cliff path which begins at the rear of the car park.

Coppet Hall Beach
Coppet Hall Beach
Tunnel to Wisemans Bridge
Tunnel to Wisemans Bridge
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