The Beach Series | Barafundle Bay - Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire
Known as a little piece of Caribbean heaven in Pembrokeshire, Barafundle Bay is about half a mile from the nearest car park, across sandy dunes and pathways.
The Bay is dog friendly all year round, but lacks any facilities for humans, and the tide times need to be checked because the Bay can disappear quite a bit when it comes in. If you Google Barafundle Bay, you will see that it has been described as one of the world's top beaches, and it is definitely beautiful ... but ... having travelled the lands of our Great Britain, I know from all my sandy nose rolls and salty paws that there are just as many beautiful beaches around the coastline that us hounds can frolic on, and over the next few weeks I am going to be catching up on all my travels so I can share them with you for the summer months.
However, the Bay is on a long stretch known as Stackpole Head that sticks straight into the sea like a giant arm. This isn't an overpopulated beach but one that has little nooks within the rocks where you can find your own space, and set up camp, like I did with Mummy.
Things to know before you go: it's about a half-mile walk from the nearest car park and there are no pubs, shops or tourist facilities. Don't let this put you off though because when the water is clear, it is a beautiful crystal blue which is perfect for paw-paddling, and the sand is very diggable my friends. Barafundle is within easy reach of the Boathouse Tea-room at Stackpole and the Bosherston Lakes, both of which are worth visiting if you are spending more than just a beach day in the area.