The Kingston Cliff Face is home to 80 indigenous plant species, including Harlequin Mistletoe, Lysiana exocarpi, and Sticky Boobialla, Myoporun Viscosum. A third of the indigenous coastal cliff vegetation is endangered or vulnerable. Bird, animal and insects include the Harlequin Bird, Dicaeum Hirundinaceum, the Shingle-back Lizard, Trachyosaurus rugosus and the Trapdoor Spider.
The cliffface has three walking trails with a good level of fitness required. The trails are not accessible to wheelchairs.
The northern rocky beach area to the south is ideal for fishing and exploring rock pools whilst the beach to the south is usually calm and shallow for some distance, making it an ideal beach for families with young children.
The Kingston Park Coastal Reserve, a small park, with tennis courts, swings, BBQ and toilet facilities are located above the beach, with views out to the sea.
The Kingston family, the namesake of this suburb, were early landholders in this area. George Strickland Kingston was Deputy Surveyor in command of the Cygnet which landed at Holdfast Bay on 5 November 1836. His son, Charles Cameron Kingston was instrumental in drafting the Commonwealth Bill of Federation.
The Kingston family's holiday house, first known as Marino and now known as Kingston Historical House, is situated opposite the Lookout and Monument.
Although called the Brighton Caravan Park and Holiday Villaage, this tourist facility is actually located in Kingston Park.