Generally the better surfing is available at Madiha Surf Point where there are some awesome sets coming straight from the ocean. www.madihasurfpoint.com
There are many little beaches amongst the palms with great swimming protected by the coral reef. Bring a takeaway picnic or visit one of the many charming restaurants that follow the coast. Caribbean Gate is the popular watering hole and the food is good with a full menu and reasonable prices.
Polhena beach is an infamous destination because of the natural swimming pool created by the coral reef, giving safe swimming conditions at most states of tide.
There is not just one beach – there are individual coves and beaches along the coastline from Polhena right through the best surf beaches at Madiha Point.