We are vacationing in Oct. and can't decide between CTI or CN. We want a place with AN beach. We haven't been to either. We thought someone could answer a few questions for us...

Is there a beach on Tower Isle for swimming or just the pool?
Is there any shade on TI? Food? Drinks?
Is the AN section at CN right on the main beach - so no access to the water except through general population?
How do the main beaches compare for those long walks along the beach?
Any other info you can give to help us make a decision will be appreciated.