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Lydstep Haven Beach

Tenby, Benfro / Pembrokeshire

Lydstep Haven is a very pretty beach consisting of sand and pebbles, backed by impressive wooded cliffs at either end. At the north end of the beach there is a small sandy area exposed at low tide.

Beach Type



Toilets are available
Including facilities for the disabled
There is a cafe and takeaway nearby
There is a slipway at the beach (launches are charged for)


Jet skiing
Water skiing
Scuba diving and parascending take place off the beach

Nature and Wildlife

The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path passes nearby. Contact the Tourist Information Centre for more details. The beach is within an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest).

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily by the council. Bins are provided.


Dogs are allowed on part of the beach. but there are no dog bins.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Tenby Tourist Information Centre. The Croft. Tenby. Tel: +44 (0)1834 842404. Fax: +44 (0)1834 845439


Nearest town: Tenby
County: Benfro / Pembrokeshire
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6506, -4.75839
Postcode: SA70 7SB
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Lydstep Haven is off the Tenby - Pembroke road. 3 miles from Tenby. A cliff path leads down to the beach. via a private caravan park. The beach is a private site so there is an entry charge.

Public Transport

The nearest train station is Tenby. Buses from Tenby pass the caravan park.

Nearest Railway Stations

Manorbier (About a mile and a half away)
Penally (Approx. 2 miles away)
Tenby (Approx. 2 miles away)
Lamphey (Approx. 5 miles away)
Saundersfoot (Approx. 5 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is parking for around 40 cars. including spaces for the disabled. There is a charge for parking.

Nearby Car Parks

Lydstep Head, Tenby (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Penally Station, Penally (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Manorbier, Manorbier (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Marsh Road, Tenby (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
The Marshes, Penally (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Salterns, Tenby (Long stay).
About 2.5 miles away
South Beach, Tenby (Long stay).
About 2.6 miles away
The Green, Tenby (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
South Cliff Street, Tenby (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Tenby Station, Tenby (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Tenby