We visited for the day from Charleston and it was wonderful. There is a changing area and outdoor showers as well as a small snack bar. The beach was clean and beautiful. The waves were small and perfect for young kids or those who are worried about strong currents. You can rent umbrellas from the lifeguard for 10 dollars and parking is around 7 or 8 I think. If you plan to park at the public beach access go early as we heard that spaces really fill up (especially on the weekends) by noon.