Lily Ponds

Lily Ponds, Bosherston: Address, Phone Number, Lily Ponds Reviews: 4.5/5

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sharri91
Monmouth, UK319 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
The lily ponds are beautiful especially in June. It's annoying that non National Trust members need £6 in coins to park all day. There is no option to pay by notes and the ability to pay by card requires a phone signal or Internet connection for the app. A phone signal or Internet connection are both a rarity in rural Pembrokeshire. Yesterday there were many visitors gathered by the pay machine trying to fathom out how they could pay while the lucky few NT members or those with coins paid and set off on their walk. Please improve this by allowing payment by notes at least!
Written June 15, 2021
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Kim W
Milford Haven, UK35 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Me and my husband decided to walk around the lily ponds today, we walked for about 3 hours and still didn't manage the whole thing. It was so long, but so much to take photos of.
The only downside was the car park, it was either free for members (which is fair enough) or £6 for 3 hours and they don't take card, one of the few car parks that don't. So make sure you have spare change.
Written August 24, 2021
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L H
Kidderminster, UK388 contributions
Jul 2020
We have been to the Lily ponds a few times and always enjoy the stunning scenery. There are so many walks to enjoy, this time we parked at the Stackpole court site, you can find this entrance by following the signs to Stackpole Quay, and not the walled garden as we found out, whoops!
Small but cheap car park, £6:00 all day, and from here you can walk to eight arch bridge and on to Barafundel beach, a beautiful beach where you can relax before following along the coast path and across the cliffs towards Broadhaven beach. A fairly gentle walk with only a few steep sections but well worth the effort as the coastal views are amazing!!
We then completed the walk through the lily ponds and back to the Stackpole court site, this took about 4 hours, although this was with a lot of stops and sit downs to admire the scenery!!
Written July 29, 2020
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fluffymonkey
Worcester, UK2,640 contributions
Aug 2020
From Bosherston NT car park leads you through a series of beautiful ponds (more like lakes!) and onto Broad Haven beach. Stunning scenery and a real wildlife sanctuary.
Improvements in signs regarding the one way system (for Covid) need to be sorted out, some of the paths are narrow and pretty much everyone was doing their own thing.
TIP - you'll need cash for the car park or try to get mobile signal to pay on-line which was a bit of a pain! NT members swipe for free.
Written September 18, 2020
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Mark L
Bromsgrove, UK297 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Never been here before so didn’t know what to expect. We got to the car park before 10am and there were only about a dozen cars. Car parking is free for NT members and a modest £3 or £4 for non members. It’s a great walk round the lily ponds themselves and although only a few were still in flower it was still really stunning with some great bridges to walk across. The secret beach was such a surprise as it was just lovely and we walked across some of the coastal headland. You can walk as little or as far as you want based on the different routes. After a few hours we got back to the car park and it was packed with parking all up the road as well. This really was an enjoyable visit to a special place.
Written August 20, 2020
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Caroline E
Bristol8 contributions
Sep 2020
Lovely walk around the lily ponds leading down to a beautiful beach. The one way system (to aid social distancing) didn't seem to be in operation, a shame as it worked really well last time we visited (maybe not being used because the way back is rather difficult terrain if you are not fleet of foot)
Decent toilets in the car park. No facilities on the beach, but that's part of it's charm. Totally unspoilt
I would definitely recommend this if you enjoy walking and appreciate beautiful scenery
Written September 13, 2020
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Mat L
75 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Started this visit in the rain, but it didn’t dampen our spirits. The walk past the Lily ponds was nice, plenty of wildlife on display including a really close encounter with a heron eating a fish as we walked past it. There’s a viewpoint which makes the visit worthwhile on its own.

Halfway round the walk is Broadhaven beach which is beautiful, highly recommended, we saw lots of fish in the stream running into the sea from the ponds.

Easy to find and well signposted mean it’s popular, but it was quiet due to the rain. The sun came out later on and it started to get busier. Loved it.
Written July 7, 2021
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travelwithkay
North Wales, UK6 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
Love the Bosherston lily ponds. Suitable for all ages. We paid £3 for 3 hours or I think it’s £6 all day. I love that you can extend the walk or do the minimum loop around. We did the extension up the hill overlooking the beach this time. There is a cafe just past the car park entrance, perfect pit stop after the walk - although a little pricey. 3 hours is enough if you are not stopping at the beach for the day. Get to car park early!!
Written September 17, 2020
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shelovestoeat
Monmouth, UK76 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
A very boring overcrowded 3/4 mile walk alongside an artificial lily pond. We gave up before we got to beach so maybe that was worth it but we were sick of squeezing past people. Typical dreay NT.
Written July 12, 2021
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j0m065
Oldham, UK18 contributions
Jul 2021
we went on the recommendation of a relative who was there a few years ago. the path around the lily ponds was narrow and and uneven. the ponds were enormous with lilies in bloom. there was a couple of narrow bridges to cross but as there was quite a few people on the walk there was little opportunity to stand on the bridge and enjoy the ponds. once away from the bridges you could hardly see the lily ponds as you were surrounded by shrubbery. we did walk to the eight arch bridge and continued on through and up to the headland. we explored barafundle bay and walked along the path to broad haven south. now this was spectacular and the views were amazing. we let the dogs off for a run on the beach and headed back along another path to the car park at bosherston.
Written July 6, 2021
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