This is an old family fun post that I hadn't found the time to write up before. I found the photos (over 200 but don't worry I've edited them down) still on my SD Card. This cheap family day out took place in March last year. Rebecca went on a trip to Folly Farm with Brownies, so we decided to have a day trip to Saundersfoot so we could keep the other kids amused and stay nearby for Rebecca.
It was raining when we arrived in Saundersfoot- pouring down in fact. We put on our raincoats and headed to the nearest pub for shelter- in this case The Hean Castle (known to locals as the Hean). Previously, I'd only been here on nights out so it was the first time I'd entered the pub sober, in broad daylight and possibly in this decade, to be honest. It has a real traditional pub feel. It was very quiet but we were given a friendly welcome. In Summer months, it's a lot busier and many tourists and locals take advantage of the outdoor seating too.
Our food was delicious. I had a vegetable curry. After dinner, the kids had some sweets from the sweet machines. I remember there being a lot more of these around on the streets when I was younger placed outside shops and pubs. It made my day when I was allowed a 20p coin to help myself. I loved putting the money in, turning the handle and hearing the sweets come down.
Caitlyn gets her sweets.
Izzy liked the Welsh Dragon on the curry board.
When we left the pub, the rain had passed over and the sun was out- what good timing that was! So the coats were passed to the grown ups (thanks kids!) and we walked onto Saundersfoot Beach.
We stepped onto the beach and admired the breathtakingly beautiful blue sky. Perhaps due to the earlier rain, the beach was fairly empty with only a few people dotted here and there.
We got our bearings and then walked along the beach.
There are quite a few holiday apartments along the beach- it must be fab to stay in these and look out to such a spectacular view, not to mention just walking straight out onto the beach.
One of the houses for sale at the time, are you tempted?
This rock is great to climb and I love the tree growing on top.
Izzy despite having only just turned three at the time climbed up there with no problem. Dave followed her up to check she was safe but she didn't need help at all. She loves climbing.
Along the other side of the rock, people leave the heart shaped pebbles that they find on the beach. I love this idea. I always get excited when I find a heart shaped pebble, so this is a lovely way to display them. Some people leave initials and love messages on each pebble too which is very sweet.
Some of the pebbles are better shaped than others!
As you know, I also love finding complete shells. I'm gifted lots of these from the kids as we walk along.
We explored the caves and continued our walk.
We walked up to Coppet Hall Beach. Danny's eyes lit up as he spotted a tyre on the beach. Of course it's a shame that these things are dumped in the sea and washed up on the shore each time but they do make good toys for the kids to play with (and then lift off the beach).
Soon, he started a game of launching the tyre off this wall.
And watching it roll. The simple things, hey?
Caitlyn ran down and returned it to him each time. They made up different goals and played that game for a while.
We then walked back across the beach and to the arcade. I have another post I need to write soon, in which we walked through the tunnels onto Wiseman's Bridge. It's a lovely local walk.
As you've seen in previous Saundersfoot posts, horse riding on the beach is popular- there is such a large stretch of beach to gallop along. But still I didn't expect to see this horse pop unexpectedly from around the corner.
We warmed up and played a few games/won a few toys in the arcade. Rebecca would have been on the Tuppence machines if she'd been with us.
We then drove back to Folly Farm for Rebecca. However, as we arrived early we played in the play park in the Kilgetty Community Garden just off the roundabout first.
The kids enjoyed playing in the play park and got very muddy! Danny felt overtired which meant he was irritable when we tried to leave to pick Rebecca up. We thought it was a nice treat playing in the park as opposed to waiting in the car, but with hindsight we should have realised he was tired from the beach and let him rest.
Eventually, we got them all out of the park and into our car again (phew!) and picked Rebecca up. She'd had a lovely day with Brownies and for the next trip Caitlyn will get to go too!
A day out in Saundersfoot is always an enjoyable family day out, we'll definitely be visiting there again soon.
Stay in Saundersfoot
Water's Edge Self Catering Apartment
Sandtops Holiday Apartments
Stay nearby Saundersfoot
Bluestone (20 minute drive)