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.