The beach has no direct access by car. Visitors have to park near the village and Llanmadoc and make their way on foot via country paths. It’s relative inaccessibility compared to many other beaches in the gower makes it a very clean and quiet beach. According to the Gower Information Centre, the beach has made quite a name for itself among naturists but this activity is not really approved of by locals.
The cast iron Whiteford Lighthouse is situated on the bay at Whiteford Sands.