VISITORS of Clevedon's Ladye Bay have left mixed reviews on TripAdvisor. 

Posting on the website, one visitor said: "Side of the road parking on a small dead end road. Lots of steps down the stony beach with a not very secure hand rail half way down.

"No disabled access. The beach is very secluded."

Another added: "This is a long walk from Clevedon centre which is not made clear on the signposts.

"Also, when you get there, it is not very exciting and I would think impossible to access for the disabled.

"Could be developed and improved by importing a load of sand and installing a lift or ramp to access beach."

Someone else said: "Very quiet beach, a lot of steps to go down to the beach and parking can be a issue.

"You can walk from here to Portishead so very popular with the walkers. The beach is a pebbled beach, great for peace, quiet, and sunbathing but not for swimming due to the large rocks and is very slippery to get in.

"Please make note this is a beach that attracts naturists so this is not a beach for everyone's taste."

The practicalities of getting to the beach also caused some issues. One reviewer added: "The beach is not easily accessible, it is down a lot of rugged steps which are steep.

"The beach is a stone one and as you get near to the water the mud starts to come through the stones."

Not everyone shared this view. Giving a five star rating, one person said: "Lovely, little bay (pebbles) - nice for dog walks - secluded - parking on the road. Not crowded when we visited in April."

Another said: "A jewel in North Somerset's crown. Beautiful tranquil little-visited beach."

Views have also proved a big hit with some. One local said: "We thoroughly enjoy the everchanging seascape and estuary views from this bay all year round, usually accompanied with a flask and munchies."

A commenter concluded: "It was our first time visiting. The landscape is awe inspiring with all the large rocks. We watched a lovely sunset."