Due to it's relative inaccessibility, Nanjizel has remained more or less untouched and never gets busy. Most of the people you will see here are walkers doing the coast path.
Situated at the end of a short, shallow valley, the beach is a pretty boulder strewn cove with unusually clear water. The beach used to be much more sandy but after storms around 20 years ago much of it was washed away - it does, however, appear to be coming back. There are an abundance of caves and interesting rock formations for those not content with taking in the view.
Nanjizel is also a good spot for seal watching, particularly round the corner at Zawn Reeth.
One of the most striking features of Nanjizel is the chasm of Zawn Peggy directly opposite on the cliffs at Higher Bosistow.
The beach had a brief moment of fame in 1966 when Doctor Who's The Smugglers episodes were filmed here.