The beach parking lot is very close to the beach itself, only about a minute away. It leads to this small cliff above the beach, where large boulders are arrayed and benches and a picnic table allow the visitor to monitor what’s going on below.
The sand dunes begin at the right of the photo and continue on to the breakwater on the Mabou River. The outlet of Johnny Bans Pond can be seen running into the water in the middle ground of the photo.
In the summer, the water is quite warm and, while salty, much less so than the Atlantic Ocean. On very hot summer days, the beach is understandably very popular with lots of activity as people of all ages cool off in the water; during cooler times, the beach is often empty, as on this greyish October day.