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Wisemans Bridge

Wisemans Bridge

Wisemans Bridge is a beach of rocks, sand and shingle, with a substantial stream (Fords Lake) emerging on the southern side. The road here runs along the seafront, and (free) roadside parking is available in the pebbly verge overlooking the shore. Access to the beach is a short walk down a steep slipway, or across the pebbles.

Northwards from Wisemans Bridge, the shore is initially rocky, becoming increasingly sandy on the approach to Amroth. To the south the shore is a mix of rocks, sand and rock-pools, with an effusive spring issuing onto the beach just before Coppet Hall point. Dogs are allowed at all times.

Facilities include toilets (near the bridge) and a small shop in a caravan site. The Wisemans Bridge Inn has outdoor seating with views over Saundersfoot Bay.

The route of a former colliery tramway (which ran from Saundersfoot harbour to Stepaside) is now a foot / cycle path for most of its length. It can be followed along the base of the cliffs (and through two tunnels) to Coppet Hall beach, from where a cliff path offers an alternative return route.

The area has a history of coal (anthracite) mining, and a good walk is to follow the (very) narrow lane by the stream until just before its junction with the Sardis road, where a public footpath on the right leads down to the former Grove Colliery. The old shaft is covered by a slab of concrete, which has a small hole in the centre through which stones can be dropped, sploshing into the water below a few seconds later. From here, continue down to the valley bottom to meet the old tramway path, thence returning to Wisemans Bridge.

Wisemans Bridge beach looking north
Wisemans Bridge beach looking north
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