The fee was 1) wasting an entire afternoon looking for parking in this small town that doesn't want visitors. 2) Having arthritis and unable to walk a mile up a massive hill to the beach, I paid off someone in a condo development to use their spot ($50).
3) Weeks later, received a $75.00 ticket in the mail because we made the sinful mistake of deciding -- after driving two hours and looking for parking for 75 minutes - to stop looking and stop for less than 90 seconds to discharge young teens who then had to walk with all our gear unaccompanied and find the beach solo. Apparently, if you go to this town, which is nothing special and has some truly nondescript basic shops and a pathetically smelly bad deli, you are supposed to haul your gear for a mile to their beach, where there is no lifeguard, food, water, or anything extraordinary. You arrive and wonder why the heck anyone cares about this stretch of beach when there are plenty of others nearby that don't hate you before you even arrive in theIr pseudo-pristine town!! It's a complete waste of time. Think of a "blank" show, and Watch Hill is it. What a joke of a town and shiatty little beach!! Do NOT waste your day.
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