I have been camping all over the State of California, and this is one of the most unique sites I Have been to. It is rugged and pristine. I took my daughters to camp at the environmental sites under the Cypress Trees. Unusual & beautiful. The Cypress Trees provided a very effective wind break. There was so much driftwood down on the beach, they traveled for hundreds of feet at a time just hopping from log to log. Manchester Beach is one of their favorite places and I loved it. It is definitely worth a visit. We will be returning soon.