We aren't beach people and don't normally spend entire days at the beach, but we do like an occasional visit for a few hours. We had a very good time at Red River Beach.
First, we are not locals and we were able to pay at the beach for a one-day $15 pass. Don't let anyone tell you that the beach is restricted to residents because it is not true. I didn't find the $15 fee objectionable for such a nice beach and our group of four people.
The beach is a nice blend of fairly fine white sand, with large amounts of shells washing up for those who like to collect them, and a very pleasant place to walk. Yes, some seaweed does wash up, but not in any quantity that would deter even a landlubber from going in the water. You might also find interesting things like horseshoe crabs and hermit crabs and the like, at least we did on our visit. There are some submerged stones when you wade out, but not enough to make swimming unpleasant.
We especially liked the cleanliness of the beach, and that it wasn't packed solid with people. There was enough room that we never felt crowded.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.