The beach has a wild and remote feel to it - but it's so close to town! Accessible from a dirt carpark off Cliff Street, then a track and stairs wind down to the beach.
There are no facilities at Middle Beach, and it's quite a big walk back up the hill to the car (about 400m uphill), so take water and sunscreen.
The layered rock formations, rock pools, fishing and exploring possibilities exceed the swimming qualities of this beach. There can be quite rough waves breaking and it is not patrolled, so not a good choice for small children. Older kids and adults will enjoying walking from one end to the other and discovering all the nooks and crannies along the way.
A rock platform on the southern end is a popular stop for fisherman, and it's a great snorkel spot when the conditions are calm. Before the descent down from the carpark, there's a little whale watching lookout on the right that's a good vantage point during the season.