This beach is really not a good beach for swimming--you go here to watch the surfers, and to enjoy the fabulous tides that crash against the rocks. Walking the shoreline is fine--it was too cold in June to do more than get my ankles wet anyway. I am probably slightly prejudiced since we stayed near this beach, and it was so easy to get to...we just packed our stuff and walked down the street. Parking can be limited during the weekends (and probably during high season), but visiting the beach here is really about enjoying the location, not the swimming. Under parental supervision, there were lots of children swimming near the shore. Near "the grassy shack" there were lifeguards on duty every day for the surfers. I took so many photos of this location--it is what you really the postcard photo you expect to take home with you...sand, ocean, rocks, cliffs, homes on the cliffs, various plant life, interesting people...and it doesn't matter what the weather is...the photos have great variety whether it is a gloomy day or a sunny one.