There are two miles of flat, golden sand and many fascinating rock pools for the family to explore. Some stretches are dangerous for swimming and the advice on the signs should always be followed. There is car parking and an excellent range of amenities close by. During the summer there are donkey rides, Punch and Judy shows and other amusements. The main centre part of the beach is dog free during the summer season but dogs are allowed on both ends of the beach during the whole year. Water sports are popular here.
Near to the beach are some public gardens and parks. Another beach, Sandy Bay, lies around a small headland. This is a sandy beach with easy disabled access.