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Lydstep Haven

Lydstep Haven

Lydstep Haven beach is about ½ mile long and dominated by the private holiday park 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. Approximately 300 yards along this 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. Caves on the north side can be explored at low tide. Access to the shore is down a steep slipway. Facilities include toilets, drinking water and a small shop. In summer, 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 beach
Northern half of the beach
Lydstep Beach and Caldey Island
Lydstep Beach and Caldey Island

There is 1 review for this beach :

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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