Yes, the sands are a reddish brown color.
We asked where the locals would go to the beach- and we got directions to this out-of-the-way locale that required an ascent and a descent before we hit the water. I'll leave you with random scenes that really need no explanation...
No one was carried away by the strong tides or rip currents.
(We were actually underwhelmed by the size of the "waves". This ain't the Pacific Ocean!)