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Attraction Currently Closed

Barafundle Bay

  • Stackpole
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Beaches

Attraction Currently Closed

More than 130 National Trust gardens and parks in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are now open - tickets must be booked in advance. From Monday 13 July, several houses will begin to re-open, as well. Please check the National Trust website for more details.

Don't worry - you can find lots more great days out in Stackpole, or you can browse days out all over the UK here.

Attraction Information

This place regularly comes out top in best beach guides and has been voted in the top dozen beaches in the world! Perhaps it's the combination of remoteness (there is no car access) and the almost Mediterranean beauty of the turquoise waters, soft yellow sands and emerald tree lined shore that makes it so special.

It takes an effort to get there: you have to walk up a steep path from the 18th century Stackpole Quay to reach the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, follow that for about fifteen minutes then climb down a set of steep steps.

The sands shelve quickly making it a good swimming spot though there is no lifeguard cover, and when the tide is out you can explore the gullies and caves around the cliff edge.

Once you leave the car park in the quay there are NO facilities whatsoever, intentionally to retain the wild National Trust feel, so take the kids to the loo before you get too far from the car!

Contact details are for the National Trust office, so please do plan your journey independently.

Opening hours

No lifeguard cover at any time. Dogs welcome all year.


Summer par parking available in Stackpole Quay.

Travel & Contact Information


National Trust Estate Office, Old Home Farm, Stackpole, Pembrokeshire, SA71 5DQ, Wales

Phone number

01646 661359



Click here to visit Barafundle Bay's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Barafundle Bay has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

No, Barafundle Bay is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Barafundle Bay have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Barafundle Bay has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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