Steve Yates: This is a "great day out at the beach" kind of place. At low water there is a couple of miles of firm sand and shallow pools to splash around in, it's regularly used by everyone from dog walkers/Wild swimmers and surfers. It always seems to have a good atmosphere here whether you want to sit up against the rocks or go for a good long beach walk.
The beach shelves very gently and i often have to wade 50m before starting to swim. In gentle conditions swimming here feels very safe--it can get moderate to heavy surf especially at the western end. It is also possible to do good distance along the shore here.
The bay is very tidal like all of this coast so you do need to check your tide tables, only very small sections are accessible on the average high water and the incoming tide does move in very fast.