This is my all time favorite beach! We have had a cabana on all three of our visits. I cannot recommend it highly enough. See details above.
Castaway Cay has a great water slide. Our son in law and four year old grandson did it over and over. They waited until near leaving time to go when there were few people in line.
The beach is beautiful. The bay is so shallow that you can walk all the way to the swim rope. Even our toddlers loved playing in the cove because the water was shallow and there were no waves. You can snorkel in a deeper area too.
Many crew members come ashore to work. We talked to two women who work on Castaway Cay who live on an island nine miles away. Disney shuttles them to and from work on their own ferry. She said about one hundred people live on the island full time. Interesting to me.
There are two cooking and dining pavilions on the island, stores, bathrooms, umbrellas, beach chairs and floats.
We were at the back of the tram on the way to the beach. Mickey, Donald Duck and Goofy were in a golf cart behind us. Our 4 year old was thrilled to see them going to the island too.