National Trust Stackpole Estate

About National Trust Stackpole Estate

Just 5 miles south of Pembroke, the Stackpole Estate is a unique combination of natural and man-made landscapes, including the first national Forest of Wales. The freshwater lakes were created over 150 years ago by the Cawdor family and the dramatic coastline and superb beaches are just as nature intended. Relax on fabulous sandy beaches at Broad Haven South and Barafundle.

Take a stroll around the freshwater Bosherston Lakes, part of a National Nature Reserve and home to otters, wildfowl and dragonflies. June is usually the best time to see the water lilies. Walk the miles of footpaths which link the lakes, woods, cliffs and beaches or join the Pembrokeshire Coast Path which passes through.

Call into the Boathouse tea-room at Stackpole Quay for delicious home made cakes, lunches and Pembrokeshire cream teas – all prepared using locally sourced ingredients and don’t miss the Pembrokeshire Mencap Walled Garden which grows and sells plants, fruits and vegetables, as well as having its own cafe that serves lunch and refreshments.



Additional Information

Open all year.

Stackpole Centre Reception

The Stackpole Centre Visitor Reception is open from 9 am – 5pm every day through the year apart from Christmas and boxing day. The reception can provide tourist information for your visit as well basic snacks and refreshments. No hot drinks or food.

Coast and Countryside

open dawn – dusk all year round

No swimming or kayaking on the lakes is permitted in order to protect the wildlife and environment.

The Boathouse Tea-room

opening times vary. Please refer to the National Trust Stackpole Estate web page here

Car parks

Open dawn – dusk all year round.

Overnight parking and camping are not permitted on National Trust land, this includes the car park, wider estate, beaches and headland.

Price Info:

Free entry.

Non-members pay parking charges.

Car parks

Stackpole Quay, Bosherston, Broad Haven South and Lodge Park Wood. Access via narrow lanes with passing places.

Charges apply dawn to dusk, seven days a week (1 March to 31 October).

For cars – up to 3hrs £3.50, over 3hrs £7. For campervans, up to 3hrs £5, over 3 hrs £10. For minibuses, up to 3hrs £6, over 3 hrs £12. For trailers, up to 3hrs £3.50, over 3 hrs £7.

Free to National Trust members, please scan your cards at the Pay & Display machines.

Overnight parking and camping are not permitted on National Trust land, this includes the car park, wider estate, beaches and headland.



  • Cafe
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Toilet
  • Free Admission
  • Groups welcome
  • Open All Year
  • Parking (charge)
  • Toilets



For detailed access information please refer to the Stackpole access statement here

Accessible route and map available

Available to download online from the National Trust website.

Please note no swimming or kayaking allowed on the Stackpole lakes.

Accessible toilet

Adapted toilets with grab rails in all the Stackpole Estate car parks.

Designated parking

Induction loop

Available at The Boathouse tea-room Stackpole Quay and the Stackpole Centre reception.

Powered mobility vehicle available

An all-terrain mobility scooter is available to borrow from the Stackpole centre reception. Booking in advance is essential. Please call 01646 623110.

Ramped access/slopes

Ramped access to the Boathouse tea-room.

Seating available

Steps/uneven terrain

Wheelchairs available

A beach wheelchair is available to borrow from the Stackpole Centre. Booking is essential. Please call 01646 623110.


B4319 from Pembroke to Stackpole and Bosherston (various entry points onto estate)

Parking: Pay and display at Stackpole Quay, Broad Haven South, Bosherston Lakes and Stackpole Court site. Members park free.

Sat Nav: For Bosherston Lakes and Broad Haven South car parks: SA71 5DR, for Stackpole Court car park: SA71 5DE and for Stackpole Quay car park: SA71 5LS


Nearest train station at Pembroke 6 miles away. Taxis available to book in advance. Trains stations at Pembroke Dock, Milford Haven, Haverfordwest and Fishguard.

By bus

387/8 (Coastal Cruiser) – Starting in Pembroke Dock and Angle Peninsula. To view the bus routes and timetables, please visit the Pembrokeshire County Council website



Cyclists WelcomeWalkers Welcome