We went in order to see the ponies. It was about a 20 minute hike before we saw them. some people on our ferry didn't see any while they were on the island. They were beautiful wild animals. We enjoyed the shelling (which is better on the sound side), and the ocean side was good for a walk. Near the ferry dropoff point there's a good place on the sound side for swimming, though we got in the oceanside too for a little bit. Lots of people right near the dropoff, but if you walk a half mile down the beach it's not very crowded at all!
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