Tunkalilla Beach is a straight beach, backed by a low fore dune and wave over wash deposits, and continuous grassy slopes. The surf zone average is 60 metres in width and is cut by beach rips every 250 metres in the west, with several reef controlled rips to the east.
This is a publicly accessible beach with a car park located on the bluffs above the western end of the beach. It is a hazardous beach due to its moderate to occasionally high waves strong permanent rips and prevalence of rocks and reef. It is popular with fishers who do not mind the steep walk back to the car park.
Overall, it is a scenic but largely inaccessible section of coast, offering several pocket beaches each bounded and backed by steep grassy slopes.