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One Of The Best Beaches In Wales? | Barafundle Bay Beach

Barafundle Bay Beach

Barafundle Bay Beach is rated as one of the best beaches in the Wales and the entire UK!

The beach is the South West Pembrokeshire coast a short distance from Freshwater West and Freshwater East.

Barafundle Bay is very interesting with its tropic-like features, stunning views, unique flora, its crisp golden sand and light blue sea waters.

It’s no wonder that it is a big hit with families and sun-seekers alike!

See Barafundle Beach In This Video:

Access To Barafundle Bay

Walking into the beach from the car park at Stackpole Quay is interesting. The trees and plants certainly set the scene for a tropical location. 

The walk to the beach has many stunning views and sights. Many fail to take this in, we strongly advise that you take some time to walk towards the cliff edges and inspects the wonderful sights below. 

Although access to the beach is not overly complicated, there is still a 10-15 minute walk from the nearby car park, and there are numerous steps and uphill walks to and from the beach.

Access to the beach may be an issue for those with severe mobility issues.

On a note with the car park, it is possible to pay by card, but it is difficult to get a mobile signal. We advise you carry change for payment.

Nearest Post Code: SA71 5LS

Walk To Barafundle Bay Beach

Facilities At The Beach

There are no facilities on the beach. You will need to go to the car park at Stackpole Quay.

At the car park, there are well-maintained facilities. There is a cafe that serves a variety of food and drink, including delicious ice cream, and toilets.

On The Beach

As you can see in the video above, Barafundle beach has golden sands, light blue waters and is picturesque.

Backed by sand dunes, and forestry to the south-western part, the beach has places to explore and see.

The beach its self, although very pretty, is more suited to those who like to enjoy the sun, sand and shallow waters. The beach, although not tiny, is limited in size and can attract a lot of people.

Dogs are welcome at the beach, but due to its size, and how popular it can be in the summer months, it may not be suited to every dog owner.

Around The Beach

At one side of the beach, there is a group of trees with a path which leads through the trees, which makes up part of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.

The dunes to the rear of the beach are quite tall in parts and make for excellent vantage points and an interesting place to explore.

The cliffs at the other end of the beach, lead back to Stackpole Quay and have lots of beautiful views and sights.

Stackpole Quay is an old yacht launching point, which has also served as a port for trade.

This place is fascinating! It has great views and plenty of large rocks to climb and explore.

Furthermore, it’s a great place to catch some sun, especially off the sea bearing wall!

Final Thoughts

Although we really like the beach, our personal opinions do not align with the statements made by some that this is one of the best beaches in the UK.

It goes without saying, this is a spectacular beach, but the UK has many beaches which we would rate higher, several of which are within a 90-minute drive!

One to mind, would be Marloes Sands

We strongly advise that you go and experience this beach for yourself and make your own mind up, as it is still an excellent beach and very beautiful! 

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