Barafundle bay

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!

Barafundle is just one of the many places to explore if you’re spending 48 hours in Pembroke.

What's at Barafundle bay ?


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.



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.


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

I can highly recommend Pembrokeshire - it has everything for a great holiday!

Valery Collins, Experienced Traveller