The Stackpole Estate
is home to some of the most dramatic coastline
and idyllic beaches anywhere in the UK
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 or you can catch National Trust bus from the Stackpole Lodge Park (summer time only).
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, Cafe Mor serving delicious snack food inc the legendary lobster bap. 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 which is in its tenth year.
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 shops. If Pembroke Castle inspires you, Manorbier and Carew Castles are also within easy reach.
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.