Barafundle Bay Beach, Wales
The south-west corner of Wales has the most wonderful stretch of coast and sandy beaches. Try beautiful Barafundle Bay, reached after an invigorating half-hour romp across the clifftops, which ensures it stays relatively quiet even in the height of summer. Out of season you can often have the beach to yourself, save a few surfers who brave the brisk Irish Sea all year round – although in summer the water is a very un-Irish Sea shade of blue, which has drawn comparisons with the Caribbean Sea. Take a picnic, as there’s nowhere to buy food and drink (and no loos, either). Barafundle Bay is a remote, slightly curved, beautiful, tranquil and peaceful east-facing golden sandy beach in Pembrokeshire, Wales, near Stackpole Quay and is part of the Stackpole Estate, managed by The National Trust.