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Nice beach, great restaurant

We have been to this beach many times. The beach is quiet except for Sundays when the locales go there. Do NOT go on Sunday. The restaurant is really good but pretty pricey... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 15, 2016
Alysonma
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Shoreham, New York
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Reinbeck, IA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This beach is a must! Calmer waters. Go to the second cafe as if you eat there, 2 chairs table and umbrella are only 10 dollars. The food we had there was also so good!

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Turnersville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is not easy to find . But when you do you have a smile on your face the road is not great and you will meet some cows that don't like to move but it's worth it Get there early because it fills up fast. The water is so blue and not too rough And the plus there... More 

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favourite spots. It's way off the main road past some nice estate homes. Quaint little bay with a nice sandy beach. Calmer waters make it great for swimming. Beautiful views. Lots of parking right on the beach so you're not far from your car. Chairs are reasonable to rent at $5 and the service staff very friendly.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We like the beach and restaurant and decided to buy souvenir beach bags. The man who sold them to my husband discouraged him from opening up the sealed plastic and we discovered why when we got home. When we unpacked the bags we discovered the canvas was so moldy we had to throw both bags away. Scammed :(

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Must visit, there are 2 beach bars, one at each end of the bay. Pick one, rent a chair and you're set for the day. Very relaxed and beautiful beach.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friar's Bay is a very pretty beach. We made the mistake of getting a chair and trying to eat at the first place you come upon. A very nice guy helped us with our chairs. About 1:45pm, though, we went to eat there. It took forever for very mediocre and expensive food. We finished at 4pm, and there were 2... More 

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

The beach is sandy, the water warm and gentle. There's a good restaurant with facilities, and a beach bar. Beds and umbrellas are available for $5, and it's not nearly as crowded as many other beaches.

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Glencoe, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

If you're looking for this beach, especially coming from Grand Case, follow the signs to the Friar's Bay restaurant, but after a turn and barely half a mile, turn off on an unpaved, rocky road to get here (don't go up the hill). It's rutted, so take it slow, but so worth it! Rent some chairs from the restaurant at... More 

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Shoreham, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

We have been to this beach many times. The beach is quiet except for Sundays when the locales go there. Do NOT go on Sunday. The restaurant is really good but pretty pricey. The service is excellent and the food amazing! Give it a try. If you eat at the restaurant the chair and umbrella rental is free.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Excellent smaller and less crowded beach. There are two ways to get to this beach. We ended up taking the more rough road but it worked--just go slowly. Lots of parking even though there were many cruise ships in port. Two chairs and umbrella were $10 if you are eating/drinking at the restaurant. The water is crystal clear.

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