Barafundle Bay Beach

Barafundle Bay beach is sheltered golden sands nestled between limestone headlands backed by dunes and woodland. The approach is part of the visit with woods and then an arch and steps down to the beach.

Owned by the National Trust this is a good family beach with safe swimming, good sand for traditional games and woodlands to explore.

Barafundle has been voted many times as one of the best beaches in Britain but regardless it should be on your visit list when visiting Pembrokeshire and you can make up your own mind.

Access only by foot but well worth the 10 minute walk along the cliffs from the car park at Stackpole Quay which is where you have toilets and cafe.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Barafundle Bay Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Barafundle Bay Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 54 beaches in Pembrokeshire, or check our list of Pembrokeshire Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Barafundle Bay Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 7.8℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Jan 29rainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.4℃ to 9℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (W)
Monday, Jan 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.1℃ to 9.9℃ with wind speed 9.8 m/sec (WNW)
Tuesday, Jan 31lightrainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 9.6℃ to 10.2℃ with wind speed 8.9 m/sec (WSW)
Wednesday, Feb 01partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.2℃ to 8.7℃ with wind speed 10.8 m/sec (WNW)
Thursday, Feb 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.2℃ to 8.7℃ with wind speed 7.3 m/sec (NW)
Friday, Feb 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.9℃ to 9.6℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (WNW)

Pembroke weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Barafundle Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Barafundle Bay Beach is at Stackpole Quay 0.26 km (0.16 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Sat 28 Jan
   Low Tide at 04:41 (Height 1.85m)
   High Tide at 11:07 (Height 7.08m)
   Low Tide at 17:10 (Height 2.02m)
   High Tide at 23:27 (Height 6.50m)
Sun 29 Jan
   Low Tide at 05:30 (Height 2.27m)
   High Tide at 11:54 (Height 6.55m)
   Low Tide at 18:02 (Height 2.43m)
Mon 30 Jan
   High Tide at 00:19 (Height 6.10m)
   Low Tide at 06:34 (Height 2.62m)
   High Tide at 12:51 (Height 6.12m)
   Low Tide at 19:11 (Height 2.71m)
Tue 31 Jan
   High Tide at 01:30 (Height 5.87m)
   Low Tide at 07:57 (Height 2.79m)
   High Tide at 14:13 (Height 5.93m)
   Low Tide at 20:33 (Height 2.76m)
Wed 01 Feb
   High Tide at 02:58 (Height 5.94m)
   Low Tide at 09:18 (Height 2.70m)
   High Tide at 15:35 (Height 6.04m)
   Low Tide at 21:43 (Height 2.59m)
Thu 02 Feb
   High Tide at 04:13 (Height 6.25m)
   Low Tide at 10:20 (Height 2.44m)
   High Tide at 16:42 (Height 6.34m)
   Low Tide at 22:37 (Height 2.31m)
Fri 03 Feb
   High Tide at 05:08 (Height 6.64m)
   Low Tide at 11:09 (Height 2.15m)
   High Tide at 17:32 (Height 6.68m)
   Low Tide at 23:21 (Height 2.04m)

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