The sand around the pier is of the coquina kind, so not the softest, but indicative of the area. We walked around a little, and saw a few people sunbathing. I think the pier itself charges to go out on it, but we didn't attempt it this year (although we'd been out on the pier many years ago). Many like to fish off the pier, so its a popular place. The Wednesday market is a mix of arts and crafts and local farmer or other hand-crafted materials, with some bargains to be found and a fair variety to choose from. Fun for gift shopping.