Porth Wen is a beach of shingle and low-tide rocks and rock-pools, backed by steep bracken-covered banks with a derelict brick works on the western side. Just beyond it is a natural rock arch and a small harbour from where the bricks were exported. On the eastern side of the bay in a zawn near the headland, is a copper mine adit about 50 yards long which can be explored with the aid of a torch.
Access to the shore is a steep path down the bank, which is likely to be extremely slippery in wet conditions. Parking space for 2 or 3 vehicles can be found on the sloping verge at Grid Ref : SH398942 (Lat : 53.4213°N, Lon : 4,4117°W), from where a public footpath (the one on the right) leads to the coastal path behind the beach. A short distance away, further parking is available on lay-bys near the junction with the A5025.