Leven East beach is situated in an area of industrial heritage. It is backed by a promenade, green open space, a caravan park and golf course. The beach is close to the town centre and has views across the Firth of Forth. There are picnic tables overlooking the beach, a skate board park and children's play area close by. A new outdoor gym is also located close by. Lifeguards patrol the beach during the peak summer season.
RNLI Lifeguard service provided Sat 25 June 2016 – Sun 21 Aug 2016 inclusive. Supervision provided 7 days a week with 2 lifeguards on duty at any one time (1 x senior and 1 x grade 1- 3). Supervision between the hours of 1000 - 1800.
The beach is accessed from A915 Fife coastal road, taking the B955 and turning left along The Promenade. There is a new bus terminal close to the beach. The Fife Coastal Path network also passes the beach.