There are stairs to get down to the beach, but once there, it is amazing. It is usually fairly crowded. There are volunteers that are in the preservation area who remind you it is against the law to disturb anything or take a shell or rock souvinir. This was a little disappointing, as we had been accustomed to collecting something, but we respected it. Because of this, the beach is not combed, and there is a lot of life, death and muck about. The shoreline is truly beautiful. Many go to surf and snorkel. the waves are fairly strong, though the water is nice and much cleaner than many other beaches in that same area.