If you're used to ocean beaches, you may find it a bit strange to note the one obvious feature of this beach, which fringes Lake Ontario: it's not tidal, and the surf is minimal. In fact, it's slightly mucky where the water meets the sand. The beach itself, however, soft, clean, and well-kept - it's a pleasant place to while away the afternoon. And although clothing is optional, you won't be alone if you choose to keep your suit on. Generally, only about half the visitors to Hanlan's Point beach strip down to nothing.