Top 5 things to do near Lydstep Beach and on park
Lydstep Beach Holiday Park in Pembrokeshire, South Wales, is nestled on the coast with direct beach access. Its sister property, Celtic Haven, is a short stroll away and some of its facilities are available for holidaymakers and owners to use too.
There’s so much to do and see along this stretch of the coast, so Lydstep Beach’s General Manager, Clare Watkins, gave us her pick of the best things to do when visiting here.
1. Join in with the Ranger activities
Definitely join our Ranger activities, like den-building, bug hunts and rock pooling. Dai the Ranger has been at Lydstep for over 15 years and has a wealth of knowledge, not only about Lydstep, but about the entire Pembrokeshire coastline, and his enthusiasm is second to none.
Anyone from the age of three up to 83 comes back from his sessions and they’ve either learnt something new or they’ve had some fun so that’s definitely a top one to do while you’re on site at Lydstep Beach.
2. Take a scenic walk
We have direct access to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path from the park. At the top of the park there’s the Headlands, this is a three-kilometre round circle walk, so it doesn’t matter if you’re a hiker or you don’t walk very often, and you can really see the peninsula in all its glory. You overlook Lydstep Bay itself and see out to Caldey Island which is home to an order of monks. On a really good day you can see Ireland as well!
3. Visit Manorbier and Caldey Island
Go and visit Manorbier Village - it's 10-minutes' drive from the park, or there’s a bus that goes from outside. It’s a lovely little village with a castle, direct beach access, a lovely café that’s open in the summer and other peak times, and some great little pubs as well.
Also visit Caldey Island – there's a monastery on it and it’s inhabited by an order of monks who create all different produce from honey to chocolate, to wine to beer. It’s a day trip out to it and it’s beautiful.
4. Enjoy the facilities at Lydstep Beach and Celtic Haven
When you’re staying at Lydstep you do get access to the fantastic spa, the tennis courts, football pitch and basketball courts at neighbouring site Celtic Haven as well.
At Lydstep Beach, you should visit the Manor House, home to food and entertainment. It’s an historic, listed building with some beautiful architecture and stories on the walls about the history of it as well. Sitting in the garden here overlooking the bay on a nice day is obviously something that everybody wants to do. We've also got an indoor climbing wall – it's a bit of a hidden gem.
5. Go on a foodie adventure
For the foodies, there are some hidden gems in this area. We have got the Rib and Oyster in Kilgetty which is frequently dined at by Marco Pierre White, and then Paternoster Farm in Pembroke do what we call a 10-mile menu, so all of the produce that they use is sourced within 10 miles.
What do you love about Lydstep Beach?
Genuinely it’s all about the location. We’ve got a beautifully sheltered bay, which is suitable for any activity from sailing up to snorkelling all the way to paddleboarding and light kayaking. There’s the coastal path, the area, the local produce, it’s all fantastic.