This shingle beach is more rural in character and less commercialised than some others in the area. It is Marine Conservation Society Recommended and has clean, safe waters for swimming. Water sports also take place here - surfing, water skiing and wind surfing - and some zoning is in place for safety. Sea angling is also popular. Across the road from the beach is the Lodmoor RSPB Nature Reserve, with areas of reed beds, marshland and open water, much-frequented by migratory birds in spring and autumn, and with the largest colony of common terns in the south west.