beach has a little bit of everything for just about anybody. A
long sandy beach is flanked by a grass. There are plenty
of grills and picnic tables and a brisk wind keeps bathers from
getting over heated. There is a busy walking trail nearby.
The parking is free. A fishing pier,
restaurant and snack bar, volleyball nets, restrooms, and large areas for group
picnics provide plenty of amenities. Although it is close to the University and the airport, ground and
air traffic seem very far away.
Cons: The area is
rich in oil deposits, which occasionally give it a tar smell. It
is a very busy beach and parking can be difficult to find.
Since it is right off the highway, it isn't possible to park on the
From the 101 take the 217 until you come almost the end. Take
the airport exit and at the bottom of the ramp turn left. Go
under the bridge and turn right into the parking lot.