Lydstep Haven

Photo: Guy Candler Photography

Lydstep can be great for sea angling, swimming and water sports.

Dog friendly?
Seasonal dog restrictions apply to part of the beach between May-September. Please be a responsible dog owner. There is a responsibility for dog owners to clean up after their dogs on the whole of this site.

Getting there
You can get to Lydstep by bike with the Celtic Trail passing within two miles. The beach is part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail. By car there’s a private road off the A4139 through the caravan site, or a rough track from Lydstep village.

Site description
A very pretty beach made up of sand and pebbles, with rugged limestone cliffs at either end. There’s a large caravan site, on privately owned land, immediately behind the beach. Lydstep Head, to the south, is owned by the National Trust, There are good views of Caldey Island, framed between Giltar Point and Lydstep Head. Caves known as Lydstep Caverns can be explored at low tide, accessible from a separate bay – you have to walk up over Lydstep Head to get to the Caverns from Lydstep Haven. The so-called Smuggler’s Cave is always accessible. The bay is a sheltered anchorage for boats, with a slipway for launching.

Facilities
There are toilets including facilities for disabled. There is a cafe, shop and take away on site. A telephone and slipway with launching charges. The beach is cleaned and litter bins are provided. Please help keep Lydstep beautiful and use the facilities.

Byelaws
Pembrokeshire County Council Bathing Water Byelaws apply to the whole area off this beach.

Source: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

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Dog Friendly: Yes
Blue Flag: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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