Stuck between two groynes and the athletes physiotherapy centre is a tiny beach with hollow bowls on a strong swell. This is where most of the surfers in the area will end up in winter and fight for one of the steep, sucky, sand-churning slammers that might just hold up enough for a short, fast ride. There's often a left into the rips near the southern groyne and a stable right at the north end.
Plenty of close-outs and terrible backwash on high tide. Over-populated on weekends, attracting plenty of bodyboarders. Surf schools seem to use this beach when really it is for intermediates upwards. More difficult town parking since they pedestrianised the beachfront.
Pay to park on the beachfront.