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.