Barafundle Bay #ExplorePembrokeshire

You don’t always need to hop on a plane to find a slice of paradise.

Barafundle Bay was probably once Pembrokeshire’s best kept secret, only accessible by a picturesque cliff top walk from either Stackpole Quay car park or Broad Haven South. The Caribbean like bay, backed by rolling dunes and pine trees, has become famous for it’s picture-postcard beauty and has been voted many times as one of Britain’s best beaches.

Now you’ll find the small golden bay, during the summer months, flocked with holiday-makers soaking up the sun, building sandcastles and jumping in the waves. If you do plan a visit be sure to check the tide times so you have plenty of sand to play on. Out of peak times you’ll often find you have this spot all to yourself and with it’s secluded location it sure has it’s fair share of romantic charm.

Barafundle is a serene and pristine location and the perfect coastline to visit during any season and weather. As the gentle waves sweep into the sandy shore you’ll find families trekking over the cliff tops loaded up with beach tents, towels and wet-suits heading to soak up that little bit of Welsh sunshine. It’s where walkers pass through on their coastal walk to tire out their four-legged friends and friends gather for sunset BBQ’s.


The Boathouse Cafe – just a 10 minute walk from the magical bay, located at the tiny harbour of Stackpole Quay sits the Boathouse Cafe serving fresh food using local Pembrokeshire produce.

Opening times:  Everyday from Easter until October. Out of season open at weekends.

If you’re looking for an evening meal then head to the nearby village of Stackpole where you will find the quaint Stackpole Inn selling delicious food and drink.


No onsite facilites

Nearest toilets and cafe located at Stackpole Quay

Parking – National Trust property, so display your badge or pay and display.

By sharing with you the best Pembrokeshire has to offer I hope it tempts you to get outdoors and visit this tiny delight sooner rather than later.

Love, AR