Llansantffraid Beach is mostly shingle with some patches of sand, and seaweed covered rocks lower down. It is backed by very low cliffs of boulder clay which are showing signs of erosion. Level access to the beach can be found by following the lane to the church and then alongside the stream (Afon Peris). About 200 yards to the south of this are metal steps from the coast path onto the beach.
There are no facilities or parking at the beach, but the adjoining village of Llanon has a free, short stay car park, toilets, a pub, a hotel, a bakery and a few other small shops. There are plenty of well marked footpaths leading down to the beach from the village.