St Donat's Bay is a small bay of rocks, pebbles and low-tide sand backed by a sea wall and the fortified gateway to Atlantic College. The surrounding cliffs are of limestone layers interbedded with shale, and are very unstable. There is lay-by 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 coastal path. This should be followed for about 400 yards in a westerly direction to the beach.