PEMBROKESHIRE - PAGE 4 - (PHOTOS FROM 04/09/04-10/09/04)
More Pembrokeshire photos, this page features images from the Stackpole Estate.
|Part of the Pembrokeshire National Park and owned by the National Trust, the Stackpole Estate is located to the south of Pembroke, to see a map of the area click here. We started our visit at one of Britain's smallest harbours Stackpole Quay. The quay was originally developed in the 18th century to bring coal to the Stackpole Estate.|
|A short walk across the cliffs from the quay is Barafundle Bay, the beach was recently named as the most beautiful and best family beach in Britain by the Good Holiday Guide. We were treated to an air display while we were there, courtesy of a Hercules plane training over the bay.|
|Our next stop, to the south of Barafundle Bay was the beach at Broadhaven, not to be confused with the other Broad Haven at St Brides Bay, (featured on page 1). In total the Stackpole Estate is nearly 2,000 acres in size with a huge variety of landscape to enjoy.|
|Inland of the beach are the Bosherston Lakes, also known as the Lily Ponds they were created in the 18th century by the damming of three narrow valleys. The lakes are managed as a National Nature Reserve with clear waters due to underground springs, although surprisingly the water levels were very low when we visited.|