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Barafundle Bay


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Often described as the most beautiful beach in Pembrokeshire, Barafundle has an exotic touch, with fine golden sand, and dunes and woodland behind the beach. Itís east-facing and therefore sheltered from prevailing winds.

It is now owned by the National Trust, but  was originally part of the Stackpole Estate. The wall was built by the Estateís owners in the 18th century to enclose their deer park, and the steps were once lined with ornamental columns and trees. Stackpole Quay, near the car park, was used to ship out limestone from the nearby quarry and bring in coal and other goods for Stackpole Court.

It is within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.


See Also

Bosherton Lillyponds

Bosherton Fort

Location: Barafundle Bay - Pembroke

Grid Reference: SR983962 Ceremonial County: Pembrokeshire

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Getting there:

Access: A turning off the minor road between Stackpole and Freshwater East leads to the National Trust car park at Stackpole Quay. Thereís a walk of about 0.6 miles (1 km) along the cliff top and a steep descent to the beach.
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Nearby Locations: Bosherton Lillyponds   Bosherton Fort
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Notes: National Trust Car Park at Stackpole Quay. Tea rooms at Stackpole Quay. Sand dunes, woodland and views across to Stackpole Head.





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Page Ref: barafundle_bay Topic: Beaches, Bays and Coastal  Last Updated: 07/2009


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