Stack Rocks

Stack Rocks

Stack Rocks are 2 pillars of limestone detached from the cliffs on the southwest coast of Pembrokeshire.  Also known as Elegug Stacks, which is Welsh for Guillemot, they’re popular nesting spots for a number of sea birds.

And they’re pretty impressive. You can get an idea of the size in the photo above.

Just West of Flimston Bay, this coastline is one of the finest stretches of limestone cliff scenery in Britain and ranks as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a Special Protected Area (SPA), and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) for its geological and fossil record!

And you can see why as you look down the coastline. The incredible views give a great insight into the erosion that has, and still, takes place here.

How to get to Stack Rocks

Getting to Stack Rocks is not easy.  It’s a good 15 minutes beyond Pembroke with it’s Castle.  And the closer you get the narrower the roads become.  So it will take some time.  Slow down and enjoy the journey.  This is a beautiful part of Pembrokeshire, with Bosherston, Barafundle, St Govan’s and Freshwater West Beach all nearby.  And they are all worth a visit!

Nearest Postcode: SA71 5AH

Map Ref: SR 88184 00040

Where to park for Stack Rocks

There is a massive car park near to the Green Bridge of Wales.  And it’s free!!  It’s a great place for a picnic too and a short walk away from Stack Rocks. From the car park, turn left and walk about 100m.

  • Map reference SR 886 995
  • Nearest Post Code SA71 5AH

More info

Just a short walk away, along the coast, from Stack Rocks is the Green Bridge of Wales. Both are approximately half an hour from the popular seaside resort of Tenby and the nearest town is Pembroke. 

It’s right on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path so it’s a great place to combine some walking.  One of our favourites is the walk to St Govans from here. It’s around 3 miles away and about as flat as Pembrokeshire Coast Path walks get.  If you fancy some coast path walking check out our post on walks in Pembrokeshire and this book.  We’ve got the older version and found it brilliant when we walked the whole thing.  It’s battered, bruised and well thumbed but we still use it today!

We would always recommend wearing at least mid-ankle boots as a minimum on any Pembrokeshire walk as they can all be muddy, wet and/or rocky.  You don’t want wet feet on a long hike and you certainly don’t want to be twisting an ankle. We’re on our second pair of these by Salomon which says a lot about how good we thought the first pair was.

Whatever the length of your walk remember to carry the right gear and perhaps most importantly a map and compass.

Where to stay near Stack Rocks

There are not many places to stay close to Stack Rocks but there are plenty of Campsites, B&Bs, guesthouses, hotels and self catering accommodation options nearby. 

Check to see what’s available.

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