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Lydstep Haven

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Lydstep Haven

Lydstep Haven is about ½ mile long and dominated by the private holiday park behind the beach. Access is from the coast path which runs along the seafront. A (free) National Trust car park is located at Lydstep Headland, from where it is a short walk down a steep hill to the beach.

To get to the car park, turn off the A4139 at Lydstep village onto a byway signposted as a no-through road. Continue along a very potholed lane for about 300 yards and turn right to the top of the hill.

The beach is sand and pebbles, backed with a sea-defence wall of rocks with limestone cliffs on either side. Caves on the north side can be accessed at low tide. There is a steep slipway and the beach is popular with boat owners and jet-skiers. Facilities include toilets, drinking water and a Spar shop. The northern half of the beach has a designated swimming zone and a dog ban operates on this section from 1st May to 30th September.

The photos were taken at low tide.

Northern half of the beachNorthern half of the beach
Lydstep Beach and Caldey IslandLydstep Beach and Caldey Island
Northern half of the beach
Northern half of the beach
Lydstep Beach and Caldey Island
Lydstep Beach and Caldey Island
There is 1 review for this beach :
Name : Deborah
Date : 17 Apr 2016
Comment : I grew up here - and it is a most enthralling beach - the rockpools on the point side are hours of fun. there is plenty of opportunity for some low level scrambling over rocks- the Giltar end has a fresh water waterfall that can be found by scrambling over the rocks at very low tide - there is a petrified forest visible sometimes at low tide, great fishing and crabbing off the old harbour wall on the point side, and a scramble through the slot at the back of the point at low tide is exhilarating - there's a stone jammed at the top that looks set to fall on your head. hasn't yet!
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