If you are looking for long strolls along the beach then you will be disappointed. If you are just looking for a beach to lay on and enjoy the sun, then you won't be disappointed. The weeks we were at CTI & CSS, the water was a bit rough, but I don't know if it is always like that. We were never able to float at CTI, but did do some floating at CSS, but the sea grass was a bit gross. I wouldn't say the sand is hard as they do rake it daily, but I don't think it was as silky as the Negril side.
But I wouldn't let the beach be your entire deciding factor. CSS's grounds are so fabulous and the place is incredibly romantic that I would suggest you give it a try. I really don't think you will be disappointed. Just like there are winding paths at CSA, CSS also has quiet winding paths to explore with hidden surprises along the way.
Juliann & Jeff
Jamaica Soon Come