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Lydstep cliffs and caverns walk


A great cliff-top walk for wildlife watching. The grassland is rich in wildflowers and butterflies, while the cliffs are home to choughs, fulmars, razorbills and gulls.

Enjoy a family walk exploring highlights of the Pembrokeshire coast

There are marvellous views out to sea. On clear days you can see Lundy Island and the Somerset coast, and you might be lucky enough to spot dolphins or porpoises offshore.

Lydstep Head from the air
Enjoy a cliff-top walk at Lydstep Head Sid Howells


Map route for Lydstep cliffs and caverns walk
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Lydstep Head car park, grid ref: SS087977


From the car park walk towards the sea past a concrete pillar and Second World War gun emplacement. Where the path divides, turn right for a view of the beach, caverns and across to Manorbier Artillery Range.


Follow the path round to the left through the gorse bushes. You may meet the cattle who graze the headland for us.


When the bushes open out onto the coastal grassland you'll see Caldey Island with its lighthouse ahead of you. On clear days look for Lundy Island and the Somerset coast on the horizon.

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The limestone cliffs, with their dramatic vertical folds, are popular with climbers and you may see anglers on the rocks below.


As you reach the end of the headland, views open up of Giltar Point and the whole of Carmarthen Bay round to Gower.

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Follow the coast round to the spectacular quarry overlooking Lydstep Haven, a large and well-landscaped holiday resort.


Carry on through a small patch of woodland and back to the car park.


To explore the caverns, bear right where you leave the car park and go down the 100 steps to the beach. NB. The caverns are only accessible at low tide so check the times if you want to explore them.

Rocks on the beach at Lydstep Headland in Pembrokeshire, Wales
Lydstep Headland in Pembrokeshire, Wales National Trust Images / Robert Morris


Lydstep Head car park, grid ref: SS087977

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Lydstep cliffs and caverns walk


On the headland, mostly level with grassy slopes. Can be muddy underfoot under the trees. There are 100 steps down to the beach and caverns (optional).

Dogs on leads are welcome.

Lydstep cliffs and caverns walk

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Lydstep cliffs and caverns walk

How to get here

Lydstep, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, SA70 7SE
By train

Nearest station Tenby 5.5 miles (8.85km). Details at Traveline-Cymru

By road

A4139 Pembroke to Tenby road, then the lane from Lydstep village to the headland. Post code SA70 7SE.

By bus

From Tenby or Haverfordwest to Lydstep village. For information on the nearest routes see Traveline-Cymru

Lydstep cliffs and caverns walk

Facilities and access

  • Dogs on leads are welcome