Once known as Traeth yr Aes, Monknash is a beach of mostly rocks, rockpools, low tide sand and wave cut shore platforms backed by the usual unstable cliffs of blue lias. Just south of Monknash village is the Plough and Harrow pub (which serves food and real ale), from where a narrow lane turns off and leads to a car park at Grid Ref: SS912700, with an honesty box for the fee. From the car park, continue along the lane (on foot) to a footpath through the Blaen-y-cwm nature reserve, which then leads down to the beach. Alternatively, roadside parking is possible at the junction with Water Street, from where a good public footpath leads across several stone stiles, closely following Nash Brook to the nature reserve and beach.
Dogs are allowed at all times.