There are a variety of hiking trails in the park. The one from the parking lot to the beach area is about 2 miles long and passes through woods, a marsh, and past a freshwater pond where you can see the evidence of beaver activity. It's important to note that you do not park close to the beach so be sure to have bug spray, water, etc. for the hike. The beach itself is next to the cliffs and offers some great views of the cliffs, the Chesapeake Bay, a distant island and unfortunately Dominion's LNG plant offshore. It's fun to look for the fossilized sharks teeth although they can be a bit hard to find.