First things first, get here early so you don't have to fight to get a parking spot or run the chance that they'll run out of rentable chairs and umbrellas. The water isn't clear by any means, but it is wonderfully warm and calm and not very deep. It's one of the cleanest beaches I've ever come across, even with all the dogs that frolic on the beach with their owners. There is a wonderful concession stand and great bathrooms and changing facilities. A definite must visit!