Lindsway Bay is a lovely beach to walk to and explore. A day out can here can include a play in the park, a run in the fields and a stroll along the coastal path taking in the stunning views. Lindsway Bay is fairly secluded meaning you’ll most likely get to enjoy the beach in peace – perfect!
Visiting Lindsway Bay
We parked in St Ishmaels, Pembrokeshire, near St Ishmaels Sports and Leisure Club (Sat nav postcode: SA62 3TB). There is a lovely field to run across which brings you to the toilet and a play park- handy facilities for before and after your walk!
Be aware that there are steep steps leading to Lindsway Bay. The path is not suitable for wheelchairs, buggies or people with mobility problems. Check the tide times before visiting and leave in plenty of time to ensure you don’t get cut off by the tide.
Run (or Walk) Across the Field
Caitlyn loves getting to practise her dribbling skills on days out.
After the play park, we walked along the cricket field heading for the coastal path.
Across The Farmer’s Field
At the end of the field we turned right and walked along the side of the farmer’s field.
The Coastal Path
This bought us to the coastal path where we stopped to enjoy the stunning views.
We also spotted lots of cobwebs and tiny spiders on the coastal hedging.
A Seaside View
Along the way we spotted peeks of our destination Lindsway Bay. Local artists Jon Foreman (Sculpt the World) and Brioney McClean regularly create sand art and sculptures here and it’s easy to see why. It’s also a great spot for amateurs to have a go as the completed work could be photographed easily without the need for a drone. We were going to write a message but as the tide was on it’s way in, we knew it would be covered in water by the time we walked past on our way home.
Down the Steep Steps to Lindsway Bay
As I mentioned earlier, there are steep steps leading down to Lindsway Bay. It’s not a walk suitable for wheelchairs, buggies or those with mobility problems (don’t worry there are lots of accessible beaches in Pembrokeshire). In full disclosure, with my fear of heights and short legs, I don’t like these steps at all (I panic the whole way down!), but for me it’s worth it to get down to the lovely beach below. Dave and the kids have no problems on this pathway at all as they love climbing.
Many years ago Dave worked on these steps and inscribed his initials! They could also stand for Dave and Claire today! 😉
Playing on Lydstep Beach
As expected the kids got down a lot more easily and quickly than me! In hindsight I should have passed on my rucksack, handbag and camera to the more able climbers of the group!
I slowly made my way down the steep steps and path and then had only the rocks left to scramble over.
I finally made it!
The kids were happy playing made up games. I quickly stripped off to my bathers and ran into the sea. The girls came in too. It was wonderful and wild. We couldn’t swim as the waves kept on coming and fast and strong, but we had lots of fun jumping over them and just splashing about.
Then it was time to dry in the sun. Izzy and Caitlyn continued to play while Rebecca read her book- bliss!
As the tide began coming in thick and fast we made our way back across the rocks and up the steep steps. I was so happy to reach the top and have a rest!
Play in the Park
We retraced our steps back along the coastal path, along the farmer’s field and across the field and came to play in the park before heading home.
St Ishmael’s Park is lovely. When I was teaching we sometimes used to take the kids from school here to play. Now as a parent. I love the little nooks and crannies you can sit in and relax while the kids play.
Of course, Caitlyn found time for more football in the park. Then it was time to dribble the ball across the field to the car and make our way home.
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