North Bay is a sandy beach with rocky outcrops to the north which become isolated at high tide and provide rock pool areas at low tide. To the south, there is a flat sandy area which leads onto rock armour and continues around the headland to South Bay. The main road around the headland runs parallel to the beach with ample parking provided. The beach is used by a wide range of users, from families through to recreational water sports.enthusiasts, with there being a number of beach chalets available for hire.
The beach is patrolled by an RNLI qualified lifeguard service during the summer season