The beach is mainly sandy at low tide, with some stone at the top. Sand dunes lie between the car park and the beach itself. It faces south west so catches the surf and is great for body boarding and surfing, often more sheltered than Freshwater West or East.
A stream runs down the middle, with the castle just behind, and a Neolithic burial chamber alongside the Pembrokeshire Coast Path on the hill to the east. There is a large car park with toilets and often an ice cream van in the summer months.