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Waters Edge is a proud third generation family business. The Waters Edge and Griffiths family story are closely tied with local heritage.

A brief history | Railway Street to The Strand

In the 1800s Saundersfoot was a thriving coal port, linked by Rosalind the steam engine along Railway Street and through the tunnels to mines in Stepaside. Although now a popular tourist attraction, the original Rosalind was driven by Joan Griffiths’ father, Willie Williams.

Joan grew up on Railway Street, now The Strand, in the family home, Swn-y-Don. In 1957 Joan married Tom Griffiths and together turned their home into a popular B&B. In 1971 they had the foresight to redevelop Swn-y-don into Waters Edge Holiday Apartments.

  

  

Waters Edge and Saundersfoot today

Waters Edge has been family run ever since and welcomes many returning guests who are as much a part of Waters Edge as the Griffiths’.

​Today, Saundersfoot is a renowned holiday destination, the old railway line is pedestrianised and the tunnels are a popular stretch of the Pembrokeshire National Park Coast Path and make up part of the guided heritage paths. The harbour is redeveloping; catch of the day is still landed, alongside exciting new developments such as Wales International Coastal Centre. The village hosts all the conveniences you could need for a perfect holiday including many fantastic pubs, restaurants and cafes. The jewel in Saundersfoot’s crown is the enormous blue flag beach of golden sand, right on your doorstep at Waters Edge.


Approaching its fiftieth year, Waters Edge, has been renovated and modernised to a high standard, fitting of its spectacular location. The older generations of Griffiths’ are enjoying relaxing retirements and have entrusted the not-so youngsters to provide great holidays for many years to come.

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