Dunbar East beach can be a sandy beach, a rocky beach, or a bit of both, as it is quickly affected by either the building or erosive power of the sea.
Rockpools are a feature enjoyed by many. It is actively managed by East Lothian Council in partnership with the Dunbar Shore and Harbour Neighbourhood Improvement Group.
The access to the beach is via a steep ramp or access steps. Regular community litter clean ups and events take place on the beach.