As it curves to the southwest it becomes increasingly protected by its orientation and the rocks and islets off Twilight Cove. The Cove region is the site of the Esperance/Goldfields Surf Life Saving Club and offers the least hazardous swimming and surfing beach along this section of shore. The club was founded in 1990 and patrols the beach on Sundays between December and March.
Fourth and Surfers beaches are exposed to high waves, which together with scattered beach rock reefs, induce strong permanent rips. This section is more popular with surfers and fishers. The road to the Cove runs along the bluffs behind the beach with several car parks and access points down to the beach.
The more protected Twilight Beach lies at the western end of the beach with two large car parks either side of the Surf Life Saving Club. The beach faces southeast in the Cove and has rounded granite rocks forming the western headland, wave-washed granite islets just off the beach, as well as slabs of granite on the beach. The beach is composed of fine white sand, which combine with lower waves averaging 1 m, to produce a wide, flat beach and continuous shallow bar. Rips are usually absent in the western corner, but increase east of the Surf Life Saving Club as wave height picks up.