During peak season you better get there before 11 to get any parking spot. Rocky bottom the closer you get to the jumping bridge. I needed some beach aqua shoes to walk on the rocks. Sandy bottoms more toward the life guard area. Bring a umbrella if you plan to stay a while. Stop and pick Up some sandwiches from one of the many sandwich shops around. Bring headphones cause when it's crowded you can drown out all the noisy people. LOVE the beach.
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