FROM its old view with sharp and rusty pieces of steel sticking out along the water’s edge, the newly-paved walkway with protective bars at the Smiling Cove Marina has become one of the newest destinations for joggers and sunset watchers these days.
The long stretch of the walkway at the Smiling Cove is an alternative to jogging along the Beach Road. Although it is not as accessible, you can jog or run to your heart’s content with only the sound of the ocean and the wind as your backdrop music. This is a pleasant change from the whirring of engines from passing vehicles if you jog at the Beach Road.
The Smiling Cove is a favorite hangout on the island for many, and although I still love the old view before the seaside was paved, the development is a refreshing change.
Head out to the farthest end of Smiling Cove where a red miniature lighthouse is located. It’s a nice spot to see Managaha Island from the distance and watch boats going in for the day, or going out for the night.
On windy afternoons, enjoy the feel of the strong winds blowing from the sea. Revel in the sight of the huge waves slapping and breaking against the huge stones and boulders on the cove.
Place to relax
Stressed from the daily routine of your work at the office? Unwind at the Smiling Cove sometime and notice the change it will bring. For a few minutes, forget about the incessant ringing of telephones, the glare of your computer monitor. Forget the 10,485 unopened emails in your inbox. Get out from the confines of the four walls of your workplace.
Drop everything and take a long whiff of the salty tang of the ocean breeze. Watch the sun go down and disappear on the horizon. People-watch the tourists boarding the boats for a sunset cruise along the bay. Experience what a few minutes’ drive down to the Smiling Cove can do to refresh your mind and body—for free.