Bell tent glamping at
Warren Farm, Wales

Barafundle. A World Top Ten Beach

Barafundle is one of the most spectacular beaches in Pembrokeshire. It used to only be known to locals. Now with reviews in The Sunday Times, inclusion in World Top Ten lists and the like, its beauty is more widely known, meaning it can get busy in peak season.

What it's like

An amazing medium sized beach of pale golden sand, backed by extensive dunes. This beach is a slight challenge to get to, accessible only along the Coast Path from Broad Haven South or, more usually, from Stackpole Quay.

It is regularly recommended for families. But the distance from the car park & toilets and the long sets of steps up and down make it more suitable for when the kids are old enough to carry their own clobber, and to head off to the loo by themselves.

What to do when you're there

Other things you should know about it

The closest facilities are at Stackpole Quay. It’s a 10-20 minute walk back from the beach, including a steep climb, so take the opportunity to use the loos and grab a cold drink or an ice cream as you pass.

Barafundle was one of the stars in the film Third Star, about a group of friends making their way to the beach that they loved as children. Although a bit of a trek to get to, it really doesn’t take the days portrayed. Nor, for that matter, do you need to catch a ferry to it.
West Angle Bay, a short drive from Warren Farm, Wales

West Angle bay. A lovely toddler-friendly beach

West Angle bay takes a while to get to, located as it is beyond Angle out on the western tip of the southern peninsular. But with its sheltered location and multiple coves, it’s a fantastic beach for toddlers and smaller kids. It’s also great for more adventurous teenagers. In fact, it’s the beach Hannah’s grandparents took her to the most often up until the age of about five. It was a regular feature of her bike expeditions with friends when she was older.

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