The suburb is mainly residential, with two small rows of shops, a small park and a primary school located on the top of the plateau. The Bilgola Beach on the eastern side features a surf club and kiosk. The suburb has views of the beach on the eastern side, and views of the body of water, Pittwater on the western side. To the north are the suburbs of Avalon Beach, Whale Beach, and Palm Beach, with Careel Bay being a minor bay in between the latter two. To the south is Newport, Mona Vale and Narrabeen.