I agree,,,,do NOT swim across the cut. Very dangerous, even during the day. I have seen boats cruise through there, not very "safey conscious' to put it politely. In one instance, almost plowing into some little kids swimming near the shore. If you want to be where the action is , I recommend staying in the south end. The north end is more isolated and quiet...fine if that's what you want. Of course, you can boat into town; it just takes time.