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The Stackpole Estate 

is home to some of the most dramatic coastline 

and idyllic beaches anywhere in the UK

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Pembrokeshire is renowned for its award winning golden sandy beaches.  The National Trust beaches, Barafundle Bay and Broadhaven South are within walking distance from the cottage.


Whether you want a short stroll or a refreshing ramble, Stackpole has miles (and miles!) of footpaths for you to enjoy.  The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path was recently voted the second best walk in the world. Other activities include: cycling, surfing, body boarding, kayaking, fishing, sightseeing & shopping.

Freshwater West is one of the top surfing locations in Wales, and regularly hosts national surfing tournaments, and is always worth a visit.  Featured in a number of movies, including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II.   Seaside towns of Tenby and Saundersfoot are amongst the Blue flag awards winners and so many more magical spots to discover in between including Manobier.


18th century Walled Garden at Stackpole forms part of the original estate. This is a 5 minute stroll along a quite lane and is closest place for a bite to eat.  The National Trust has leased the garden to Mencap, who use it as a training centre for local adults with learning disabilities, giving them training in horticulture.


From Cooper's Dip cottage there are plenty of options for circular walks around the Stackpole National Trust Estate as well as numerous cycle or running routes too.   It is also the perfect training base for triathlons such as Ironman Wales. 

10 minutes by car is Pembroke, a charming medieval walled town which dates back over 900 years and is famous for its Castle.  There is a good choice of restaurants, cafes and pubs among the local independent shops. If Pembroke Castle inspires you, Manorbier and Carew Castles are also within easy reach. Each castle is different and worth a visit.  Another nearby visit is St Govan's Chapel, between the cottage and Freshwater West, is a tiny 13th century chapel built into the sea cliff.


Within 30 minutes from Stackpole you can visit the traditional seaside towns of Saundersfoot and Tenby, offer a wide selection of restaurants and pubs, variety of shops to cater for every need as well boat and fishing excursions from the pier.  Skomer Island is a natural paradise to visit by boat, Manx Shearwaters, puffins and seals are amongst the many wildlife to see.

Family attractions include Pembroke and Carew Castle, Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo, Manor House Wildlife Park, Water Park, Oakwood Theme Park, Heatherton World of Activities Battlefield Live

For more ideas and information about things to do in Pembrokeshire visit



Barafundle Bay


Broadhaven South Beach


Saundersfoot Harbour and Beach


Freshwater West Beach

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Kayaking from Stackpole Quay to Barafundle Beach


St Govans Church

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Skomer Island



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Bosh tea rooms, also known as Ye Olde Worlde Cafe

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Stackpole Quay - Boatroom Tea House

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Stackpole Inn


Dobys Grave at Freshwater West Beach

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Pembroke Castle


Lily Ponds

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Carew Castle


Narbeth - Sunday Times voted best place to live in UK

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