The nicest beach I've been to! Found the water calm and still in mid October and had my 4 year old in the water with armbands no problem at all. It does get deep quite quickly and I wouldn't go into any water with waves above 4 or 5 feet. It is true that the stones, while smooth are sore on your feet - so buy flip flops! There is a nice cave at the southern end of the beach that you can swim through without having to be particularly brave - providing water is calm. Take a snorkel as the island has interesting little fish.