British Beaches

Sand, sea, sun, surf and scones

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Barafundle Bay Beach

Stackpole Quay, Benfro / Pembrokeshire

Golden sands backed by sand dunes and ringed by trees make up one of Pembrokeshire's most stunning beaches. The isolation and clear blue sea add to the beauty of this beach. The bay is owned by The National Trust.


Toilets available in the car park
Cafe located in the car park
By the quay


Swimming and walking

Nature and Wildlife

The beach. which is owned by The National Trust. forms part of the South Pembrokeshire Heritage Coast and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned regularly and litter bins are provided.


Dogs are allowed on the beach.

Awards and Recommendations

Green Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Pembroke Tourist Information Centre. The Commons Road. Pembroke. Tel: 01646 622388


Nearest town: Stackpole Quay
County: Benfro / Pembrokeshire
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6175, -4.90087
Postcode: SA71 5LS
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


From the road between Stackpole and Freshwater East. take the turning to Stackpole Quay. Access to the bay is via a 1km path leading from the car park. then a steep cliff path.

Public Transport

There is a local shuttle bus being trialled - contact Pembroke Tourist Information Centre for details.

Nearest Railway Stations

Pembroke (Approx. 4 miles away)
Lamphey (Approx. 4 miles away)
Pembroke Dock (Approx. 5 miles away)
Manorbier (Approx. 6 miles away)
Penally (Approx. 8 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Car park at Stackpole Quay.

Nearby Car Parks

Stackpole Quay, Freshwater East (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Broadhaven Beach, Bosherston (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
St. Elidor's Church, Cheriton (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Bosherton Lily Pools, Bosherston (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Freshwater East, Lamphey (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Trewent Hill, Freshwater East (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Pembroke Station, Pembroke (Unknown stay).
About 3.8 miles away
Station Road, Pembroke (Unknown stay).
About 3.9 miles away
Wesley Hall, Pembroke (Short stay).
About 4 miles away
Lower Common Park, Pembroke (Unknown stay).
About 4 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Stackpole Quay