The large beach has soft fine sand, with shingle below the shore line, that is popular with families.
The harbour wall and “rocky” is popular with surfers for its “vortex” surf break. There is disabled access to the beach, and some designated disabled parking spaces in the car park that overlooks the beach.
Refreshments may be obtained from the Beach Café or The Retreat Restaurant & Take-Away which has a relaxed atmosphere with comfy sofas. There are two surf/beach shops and an amusement arcade for families located on the seafront. Public toilets are also available close by. The village has a local supermarket, Post Office, Bakery and a tearoom located within The Square.
The village also has three pubs – one of which overlooks the harbour and a smaller, sandy beach.
- Disabled access.
- Seasonal dog ban
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