Leven beach is situated in an area of industrial heritage. It is backed by a promenade, green open space, a caravan park and golf course. The beach is close to the town centre and has views across the Firth of Forth. There are picnic tables overlooking the beach, a skate board park and children's play area close by. A new outdoor gym is also located close by. Beachguards patrol the beach over the summer holidays.
The beach is accessed from A915 Fife coastal road, taking the B955 and turning left along The Promenade. There is a new bus terminal close to the beach. The Fife Coastal Path network also passes the beach.
Leven East beach are winners of a Keep Scotland Beautiful 2016 Beach Award.