This sand and shingle beach shelves gently into the sea, making it ideal for families. It is Marine Conservation Society Recommended and holds a Blue Flag Award. It’s a short walk along the sea wall to Hemford Water National Nature Reserve, a designated Ramsar site for its important bird habitats, particularly over-wintering waterfowl and waders. There’s a resident population of common and grey seals, too.
The beach itself and surrounding area has plenty of activities: there is a zoned area for water sports and wind surfing, jet skiing, sailing, and canoeing are all popular. A host of activities on the promenade include a boating lake and skate park.