Barafundle Bay

Photo: Pembrokeshire County Council

This is an amazing beach for swimming, relaxing and enjoying the peaceful surroundings.

Getting there
You can get to Stackpole Quay by bike with the Celtic Trail passing nearby. This beach is part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail. It is a one mile walk from Stackpole Quay including some steep steps not suitable for pushchairs. By car Stackpole Quay is signposted from the road between Stackpole and Freshwater East. There is paid parking in the National Trust car park.

Site description
Often described as the most beautiful beach in Pembrokeshire, Barafundle has an exotic touch, with fine golden sand, and dunes and woodland behind the beach. It’s east-facing and therefore sheltered from prevailing winds. Now owned by the National Trust, Barafundle was originally part of the Stackpole Estate. The wall was built by the Estate’s owners in the 18th century to enclose their deer park, and the steps were once lined with ornamental columns and trees. Stackpole Quay, near the car park, was used to ship out limestone from the nearby quarry and bring in coal and other goods for Stackpole Court.

Facilities
None at beachside. Nearest facilities are located in Stackpole Quay approx one mile away and include toilets and cafe. The beach is cleaned regularly and bins are provided. Due to the remoteness of the beach please help keep Barafundle beautiful and take your rubbish home. Dogs are allowed year round. Please be responsible dog owners.

Byelaws
Pembrokeshire County Council Bathing Water Byelaws apply to the whole area off this beach. PCNPA Byelaws apply to the whole of the foreshore on this beach. National Trust Byelaws apply to the area surrounding Barafundle.

Source: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority

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Dog Friendly: Yes
Blue Flag: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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