Not to be belabor the point about lack of pollution, but: the beach is pristine, unused (ok, it was April, but still), and long. Not a beach that’s lying just 5 miles away from a major chemical plant. Stunning and ripe for development by the leisure industry in any other country.
I suspect the locals never come here. The area is behind guarded gates and the guards were positive about the fact they hadn’t been told that we were coming. And they were very suspicious of us.