The beach is seven tenths of a mile due south of the Pickersgill Passage and has a gently shoaling sandy beach, which in calm conditions permits the bow beaching of a vessel.
There is a cairn, erected by the Mana Cruising Club in 1973, at the southernmost end of the beach.
The holding is good in a sandy bottom but the bay is open to all except SW conditions. It is a pleasant picnic spot but only recommended as an overnight anchorage in calm conditions.
The anchorage shown to the north of Burney’s Beach is a good picnic spot and is sheltered in N to SE winds. There is also limited shelter in moderate NW conditions. There is also a combined club mooring here.