The beach narrows to 20 m on a spring high tide, widening to 300-400 m on the low tide. The beach receives waves averaging about 1 m, higher when summer westerlies blow. The waves are usually higher at high tide, decreasing at low tide owing to the shallow seabed off the beach.
It is largely backed by a low foredune and moderately active sand dune that extend up to 300 m inland and have climbed up on top of the backing red bluffs, to reach a maximum height of 30 m.
There is access to the beach at the point, with the main access at the northern end where there is a car ramp. Numerous activities including surfing, swimming, camel riding and wind surfing are available along the beach.
On the bluffs immediately south of the ramp, is a grassy park and car park, then the surf club, with the main resort and tourist facilities all located on the eastern side of the road. The surf club was founded in 1988 and sits atop the bluffs with an excellent view across the beach.