Mansion Beach was originally home to an actual mansion – the large, elegant home of Edward F. Searles, which burned down in the 1960s and was never rebuilt. Even without the mansion, however, the beach is one of the island’s most picturesque. Mansion Beach marks the north end of what’s known as Crescent Beach, and is generally less crowded. It also has bigger waves than the areas around Fred Benson Town Beach, making it good for body surfing and beach combing. To get there, travel about three miles down Corn Neck Road, and look for a dirt road on the right with a Mansion Beach Road sign. Follow it to the end, and you’ll find a large parking area, built around the foundation of the old mansion, with a short path the beach. No mopeds are allowed on the dirt road.