First some tips:
1. Bring water shoes if you have them, as the beach consists of small pebbles which can be painful on the feet. We found that walking down to the water with our flip flops was helpful.
2. There are two (at least) consession and bathroom areas. The larger one has showers. They are cold, but in a separate room, so you can actually shower and change your clothes to get the sand off. The smaller consession area has bathrooms and food, with outdoor showers.
3. Bring some sporting equipment and a grill. There are several nice large fields, basketball nets and nice playground area for the kids, and lots of nice shade trees. We were one of many families grilling.
4. Get there early for the best spot!
Now the review: We went here with my wife and two small children, along with some extended family. We were pleasantly surprised to find such a spacious beautiful park right next to the beach. The $10.00 fee for the parking/admission per car was very reasonable. The beach is made up of little pebbles which can be painful on the feet, but a pair of water shoes/flip flops took care of it. No real waves on this beach, and the depth of the water is pretty steady for at least 20 feet from the shore, which is nice for beginning swimmers. I will say that I had to intervene in an emergency, since the lifeguards didn't seem to be paying attention to the water, or to the semi-conscious guy that did a face plant next to us (10 feet from the lifeguard stand)
The bathrooms are pretty disgusting, and the showers are under renovation, so perhaps they are going to get better. We did see a lot of staff, and the park area itself, including grounds, playgrounds, and beach were very well kept and clean. There is also a hiking/nature area which we didn't expore. We would definitely go again.
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