Llanon Beach is mostly shingle with some patches of sand, and backed by eroding low boulder clay cliffs and the coastal path. A road on the south side of Llanon village (Heol-y-Mor) leads to a small parking area at the back of the beach adjacent to the Afon Cledan (Grid Ref : SN506667), and parking is possible on the shingle overlooking the shore. A little further north, Llansantffraid beach (Grid Ref : SN509675) can be reached by following the lane (Stryd-yr-Eglwys) to the church and then alongside the Afon Peris, but parking is difficult here. This beach is similar, but more secluded as the coastal path runs further inland.
The village of Llanon has a free, short stay car park, toilets, a pub, a fish & chip shop and a store. There are plenty of well marked footpaths leading down to the beach from the village.