At first glance, Bullwell Bay would appear to be a most uninteresting place. It's a small beach of shingle and low-tide mud approximately 100 yards wide, with red sandstone cliffs to either side. It lies directly opposite the town of Milford Haven and looks out towards the jetties which serve the oil tankers, just a few hundred yards from the shore. Behind the beach are wooded slopes, a ruined farmhouse and an old lime kiln. There are two paths down to the shore (the one from the eastern side being the easiest), and a visitor to the beach will find millions of shells of many different species. These include : limpet, slipper limpet, cockle, mussel, saddle oyster, tower shell, winkle, European cowrie, dog whelk, top shells, carpet shells and otter shell. Pieces of sea-glass are also quite abundant.
The nearest official parking area is approximately 1½ miles away at Angle Bay (Grid Ref : SM897020 - Lat: 51.6777°N, Lon: 5.0424°W). From here, the coastal path follows a private road around the eastern side of Angle Bay towards Popton Fort.