Curio Bay has a very safe beach for swimming and surfing and is very popular during the summer months. The surf is frequented by a Pod of Hector Dolphins and they enjoy swimming alongside bathers but it is essential for their future that they are not disturbed in any way.
Fortrose estuary is a great expanse of water at high tide for the purpose of boating, fishing and water-skiing. It is not a safe outlet to the sea because of a sandbar at the entrance. The Fortrose Boat Club welcomes visitors and they can use the boat ramp for a minimal fee.