This beach is around 3.6 km (2.25 mi), providing plenty of room for water sports enthusiasts and the families that flock here each season. The beach is sandy and backed by sandy hills and the Woolacombe Downs, providing a rural feel. There is zoning in place for water sports and safe swimming: activities include surfing, wind surfing, sailing and sea canoeing. Jet skis and speedboats are prohibited. The beach is both Marine Conservation Society Recommended and a frequent Blue Flag Award winner; and the National Trust runs tractor rides to view the seals of Morte Point, a nearby peninsula.