The beach is located next to a caravan park which has leisure facilities including a swimming pool and arcade. There is a deactivated lighthouse (the second oldest in Scotland) which is open to view during the summer. The 18 hole Southerness Golf Course welcomes visitors. The beach is connected to 2 footpaths:
• Southerness Point to Palnackie (22 miles, 35km) Starting at the Nineteenth Hole pub in Southerness and walking westwards along the beach before following a marked pathway across marshland to Mersehead, this challenging walk takes in beach, cliffs and some main roads. See www.britishwalks.org for details of route.
• Powillimount to Carsethorne (5.5miles, 8.8km) Turning eastwards from Southerness along the beach to Powillimount to join up with the leisurely walk to the harbour village of Carsethorne, taking in seashore, woodland and pasture along the way. See www.theaa.com/walks for details of route.
Southerness has a large, shallow, sandy beach with rocky outcrops. The beach is located next to a holiday park which has a pub and shop. The length of the beach allows visitors enough space even on the busiest days. There are water quality advice signs.