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Overall rating : 4.1 (57 votes)

Lydstep Haven

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Lydstep Haven

Lydstep Haven beach is about ½ mile long and dominated by the private Lydstep Beach Holiday Village behind the beach. A (free) National Trust car park is located at Lydstep Headland, which can be reached by turning off the A4139 at Lydstep village onto a byway signposted as a no-through road. After approximately 300 yards along this very bumpy track, a turning on the right leads to the car park at the top of the hill.

The shore is of sand and pebbles, backed with a sea-defence wall of rocks and flanked by limestone cliffs. These shelter the bay, and swimming is generally safe, but there are no lifeguards here. Caves on the north side can be explored at low tide.

Access to the shore is down a steep slipway or steps. Facilities include toilets, drinking water and a small shop. In summer, the northern half of the beach has a designated swimming zone and dog restrictions apply on this section of the beach from 1st May to 30th September. The beach looks out towards Sandtop Bay on Caldey Island.

The photos were taken at low tide.

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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