Beckton Spring has a nearly circular spring pool measuring 180 ft north to south and 159 ft east to west. It occupies a bowl shaped depression, and the vent is located in the center of the pool where the depth used to be 20.0 ft. The spring has been deepened to approximately 36 feet. The bottom is sand with some limestone exposed at the vent. The boil in the center is small, but noticeable. A side channel of Holmes Creek enters the east side of the pool. Holmes Creek is typically darker and more turbid, and the two waters mix into a swirl of clear spring water and cloudy creek water within the spring pool. There is little aquatic vegetation in the spring pool, but grasses and plants are scattered throughout the spring run. There is an old boat ramp on the northwest side of the spring pool.
Beckton Spring discharges through a spring run that is clear and shallow, averaging about 2 ft (0.6 m) deep. The run flows south about 900 ft into Holmes Creek. High ground borders the spring and its run along the west side. It rises steeply to 12-15 ft above the spring eventually leveling to approximately 20 ft. There is a private residence and yard on the hill. The lowland floodplain of Holmes Creek is along the east side of the spring and its run. It is densely forested with cypress and tupelo.
Beckton Spring is surrounded by private land. It is used locally for swimming.
Beckton Spring is located approximately 2 miles northeast of Vernon.
The spring run flows 825 ft into Holmes Creek from the northwest, 0.4 miles downstream from the Big Pine Lane boat ramp. The spring is approximately 0.1 miles up the spring run. Beckton Spring is surrounded by private property.