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Ladye Bay is a small west-facing cove to the northeast of Clevedon in North Somerset.
Situated near the village of Walton St. Mary and sandwiched between Walton Cliff and Ladye Point, it is one of Somerset's lesser known beaches, and consequently is rarely busy.
The rocky cove is accessed down a flight of steps and is backed by wooded cliffs. It looks southwest down the coast to Clevedon Pier and beyond.
Boulder strewn and consisting of rocks, pebbles and coarse sand, geologists may like to investigate the dipping cliffs of Devonian sandstone and siltstone and the Pleistocene raised beach.
As with other beaches along this coast beware of the high rise and fall in the tides and take care if exploring near the cliffs as they are unstable. Swimming is not advised due to strong currents and the beach sign also warns of the dangers of soft mud.
There are no facilities but dogs are allowed all year round. The cove, due to its westerly aspect is often strewn with seaweed but does offer some excellent sunsets
The bay is popular with anglers who fish from the ledges above the water. The cliffs are also popular with climbers, with over 60 distinct climbs of varying difficulty.
✔ Dogs permitted
✔ Interesting geology
OS Explorer Map 154: Bristol West & Portishead
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Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
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