There were lots of signs posted letting people know there were no fires allowed. We assumed this did not include BBQs and cooked our lunch anyway.
One thing that immediately struck us was the amount of shoot on the sand. It seemed that everything was covered with a thin layer of black dust and as a result our children were quickly covered as well. Despite this a good time was had by everyone and while the Ocean was cold it was not freezing and we all enjoyed playing in the waves.
Overall a great day but if time is limited would suggest checking out other beaches like Half Moon Bay around for your sand castle building and BBQing enjoyment!