I was happy to have brought my aqua shoes, as there's abundent pebbles. The water's great. We arrived by 8:30AM to the right of the entrance. There's a single row of parking at the edge of the beach. Tide was coming in, but not ridiculously fast so we setup our umbrella about 40 feet from the water's edge. It was getting close when we packed it in at noon.
Water's for the brave. Every once in a bit a seal pops his/her head out of the water to check things out.