We took a cab to Rainbow Beach. The water was crystal clear, the shore bottom sandy, and the beach uncrowded. We expected to rent chairs and an umbrella, but the taxi stop bar/restaurant was had no more. Luckily, right next door was Cottages by the Sea, and the proprietor rented both to us for considerably less. It was a beautiful day for the beach and we were able to enjoy it, thanks to Cottages by the Sea.