Culdaff beach consists of a sandy beach with two rock outcrops at the south east of the beach. The coastal habitats in this area are protected and designated a Special area for Conservation (SAC). The site is divided into distinct zones by the rocky headlands of Black Rock, Bucker's Rock and Lady's Rock.
Beach use is concentrated on the eastern part of the main beach between Carratra and central access points and in the rock coves between Lady's Port and Black Pool.
Culdaff beach is located off the R243 east of the town of Malin.