Of note is an iron mine at the head of the bay, near the roadside. This is believed to have been worked from Roman times. It is now closed and sealed off. The beach itself has a varied and very different geology compared to the neighbouring Bracelet Bay.
Adjacent to the beach is the popular Fortes cafe that specialises in home made ice-cream, one of a number of companies in Swansea offering this product. Fortes previously operated a much large cafe on the landward side of the old Oystermouth Bus/Mumbles Railway Station.