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Beginning at S Middleton Avenue and stretching to The Point on the island’s western edge, West Beach is a largely residential community that greets visitors arriving on the Swain’s Cut Bridge. Ranging from a single row on the far western tip to 4-5 rows at select locations south of Davis Canal, the West Beach community is home to the Bluewater Point Marina and a restaurant that looks out onto the convergence of the Intracoastal Waterway and Montgomery Slough. The Point is a favorite spot for birding and stand up paddle boarding (SUP). At low tide, catch a glimpse of locals digging for clams. For visitors who time their vacations during the US Open King Mackerel Tournament, the Point is also an ideal location to witness boats charging out of the Lockwood Folly Inlet at the start of competition.