Ambitious £4m plan for tourism boost
A POPULAR tourist village has been awarded £4 million to transform it into an international coastal centre.
There are ambitious plans to build a new marine centre of excellence and coastal storm centre, a state-of-the-art heritage and arts centre and a coastal schooner experience at Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire.
The EU funding, which was announced on November 1, will turn the fishing harbour into a must-see destination, according to Saundersfoot Harbour.
Work has already been completed on a new national events deck, which formed phase one of the plans. The new 4,000-seater amphitheatre was unveiled on the harbour in September 2018.
Now that funding is confirmed, Saundersfoot Harbour will press on with plans to start phase two. Some of the proposals still require planning permission, but the masterplan sets out three key developments: Marine Centre of Excellence and Storm Centre; Ocean Square heritage and arts centre; and a Coastal Schooner Centre.
Saundersfoot Harbour was originally built in 1834 as a coal exporting harbour.