Howard park as we locals call it is a great place to go. The sand is great and the beach(that goes all the way around) is plentiful. Be sure NOT TO FEED THE BIRDS! They become aggressive and tend to steal your food if they are fed. As far as the $5 parking goes us locals really hate it. If you do wind up paying the fee make sure you pay it forward and give your parking receipt to the next guy as you leave!
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