Barafundle bay

"Wow!" is probably the best way to describe this beach.

A small bay backed by dunes and pine trees, accessible only by a half mile walk from the nearest car park. Swathes of golden sand and crystal clear waters, Barafundle has been voted many, many times as one of the best beaches in Britain and the world; it’s often likened to a Caribbean beach! This pristine beach is isolated which means no facilities; so everything you take has to come back up over the cliffs.

If you’re planning to visit, check out the tide times to make sure you’ve plenty of beach to play on and that you don’t get cut off by the incoming tide!

What's at Barafundle bay ?


Seaside Award (Rural) 2013 and Green Coast Award 2013.


Half mile walk over cliffs from Stackpole Quay car park. Not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs due to large number of steps to get up and down from the cliff top.

Beach facilities


On shore facilities

Café and toilets at Stackpole Quay. Stackpole village has a pub serving meals and there is a selection of self catering accommodation in the area.

Finding Barafundle bay


  • Bathing
  • Green Coast Award
  • Sand Dunes
  • Sandy Beach
  • Seaside Award Beach
  • Stream

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