Port Eynon is a wide sandy bay stretching from Port Eynon Point to the village of Horton - this end of the beach being known as Horton Beach. The sandy shore is mostly backed by dunes, becoming rocky at either end. East of Horton the shore has plenty of streams and rockpools. Lifeguards patrol from end of May to the end of August and dog restrictions apply from the eastern edge of the steps to the beach at Port Eynon to the eastern edge of the access at Horton (May to September inclusive). Surf conditions can be good around the high tide period with a good swell.
There are car parks (P&D) at both Port Eynon and Horton. Port Eynon village has good facilities including toilets, cafes, a pub (The Ship Inn), a youth hostel, a surf shop and a camp site just behind the beach. There is a slipway here and a marked channel for launching boats (registered users only). It is quite a sheltered bay and swimming is generally safe.
At the southern end of the bay are the ruins of a building called the salt-house, where salt was extracted from sea-water. Just past this is a small sandy beach, beyond which the shore becomes completely rocky.
Port Eynon is a good 12 miles drive from Swansea along narrow and winding Gower roads, which can be very stressful on hot days or other busy periods.