Mandahl Bay is usually sparsely populated with the exception of a couple people fishing from shore. The beach has a rustic, natural charm to it; be it the pelicans diving for lunch with their expert aim and skill or the small tide pools with tiny fish and crabs. The small tide pools are neat for exploring. The beach and the water area are rocky. The area around the beach is not developed, there are no facilities nearby. People line fish from the rocky shore and man-made rock wall entrance to the nearby lagoon/salt pond.
Went to explore rather than swim. Kids enjoyed seeing the tiny crabs and snails along the rocks at the tide pools. Not much else in them because the water was rough and washing into the shallow pools. Was somewhat tough walking along the rocks. The beach had drift wood, coral and other items in some spots, rocky in others and sand. Not many beachgoers... saw one other family. They were net fishing in the lagoon. Water was rough and rocky.