Across from Chatham Light, South Beach has soft, clean sand and gentle waters. Parking is limited to a half hour. Visitors who want to spend an entire day here can make the short walk or pick up shuttle buses from downtown Chatham. Gorgeous view: bring binoculars to increase your view. Lighthouse Beach is not guarded by lifeguards. It is swim-at-your-own-risk and is open in most areas. The beach is monitored by beach/boat patrols.