There is a beach which can be accessed from either side of the harbour. This is refurbished every winter with fresh sand when required and is cleaned daily during the season. The beach is ideal for young families, with safe bathing and plenty to see and do. Be aware that both areas of beach will be covered at full tide.
Important – Dogs are not permitted on the beach at any time of year.
The harbour has two public conveniences, run by the Harbour Authority on behalf of the community. The North Pier Toilets are open all year round and include disabled facilities. The South Pier (Gurnick Street) toilets are only open during the summer season (March – September) and during the display of the Christmas lights.
The harbour authority has two car parks on its land. The North Pier car park is open all year round and includes parking along the North Pier and on the upper hard stand. The South pier car park includes parking along the South Pier and also in a small area of tarmac immediately above the beach. This area is generally unavailable in the winter months as it is used for storage of boats.