Looking for some peace and quiet? No need to stay in the heart of Seven Mile. Keep walking all the way north of the beach--or hop in a taxi--and end up at Long Bay Beach Park. Past the hotel belt, this stretch offers respite from the chaotic tourist scene. There are picnic benches and changing rooms on site. Adjacent is an excellent beach restaurant, Cosmo's, in case you have the munchies. Few folks venture here and you'll be relieved to know that vendors stick to the busier, crowded stretch of Seven Mile. If you're looking for even more quiet, take a taxi ride to Half Moon Beach, just 10 minutes away--a private, stunning crescent shaped stretch where you can swim and spend the day as long as you're buying lunch at their excellent, casual on site restaurant serving the fresh catch of the day.