This beach is smooth and sandy with dunes further inland. It is located on the west side of the Exe Estuary. The sea water is clear and the current is normally gentle. Dog restrictions apply and the beach has gained the blue flag award. Jet-skiing and other water sports are common, and equipment can be hired locally. Lifeguards patrol the beach making it an ideal family venue.
A nature reserve is situated close to the beach and there is reasonable disabled access. There are amusements, cafés, shops, parking and other facilities nearby.