St Donat's Bay is a small bay of rocks, pebbles and some sand backed by a sea wall and the grounds of Atlantic College. The surrounding cliffs are of limestone layers interbedded with shales, and are very unstable. There is layby parking for about 8 cars just east of St Donat's village alongside the wall of the college grounds. From here a footpath leads through a narrow kissing gate and past the sports pitches to the coast path. This should be followed for about 400 yards in a westerly direction to the beach.