(We got a packed vehicle down to the parking lot at the Spit early each morning. The lot only holds 5 cars. That way the coolers, chairs, beach toys, horseshoes, etc. were there when we were ready to hit the beach!) We prefer the Spit at Popponesset Beach. In addition to the ocean beach, there is an inlet where the kids catch crabs, little fish, etc. And...the Ice Cream Boat pulls right in there!