Penbryn Beach is owned by the National Trust and is approximately 1 mile long at low tide. It usually attains the Seaside Award and Green Coast Award. Parking is at a small P&D car park which has toilets and cycle stands. Next to the car park is Penbryn Beach cafe which has outdoor seating and serves teas, coffees, light lunches and cream teas. Access to the beach from the car park is a 500 yard walk down a leafy lane which ends in a turning area, enabling less able passengers to be dropped off. For a more scenic (and strenuous) route, a path leads into the woods at the rear of the car park following the river Hoffnant down the steep-sided valley known as Cwm Lladron or Robber's Valley - a reference to its history of smuggling.
The beach is sand and some pebbles with a few small caves, and backed by high wooded cliffs. It's quite sheltered for sunbathing and generally safe for swimming. It's also a popular place for star-gazing at night being largely free from light pollution. On low tides it's possible to walk along the shore to Tresaith. Dogs are not allowed anywhere on the beach from 1st May to 30th September.