The beach in summer is not really my scene (crowds of people + children shrieking + sand in everything + people dressed in things they shouldn't be wearing) but we're thinking we might try for a winter weekend. Long chilly walks, lots of coffee and piles of books. No internet or TV, so you have to shut off.
The cove was essentially a private beach until fairly recently (you can read all about the history here). The cottages were built between 1917 and 1979 and there are some fabulous black and white pictures that I would have loved to share with you. Sadly, they all appear to be in a private collection and are completely unavailable online. If you're persistent, you can check out the book here and then use the "search inside" feature to look at the pictures.