I stayed across from this beach near the pier and could watch the goings on every day. The beach was clean and well maintained, with a lifeguard station right there. There are restaurants and a snack bar there, as well as shops across the street. It was so much fun to watch the surfers, and just interaction among the people there. The Amtrak train has a stop right at the beach where you can purchase tickets for the Amtrak as well as MetroLink. Shops across the street rent surfboards and boggie boards as well. Great place to visit!