We stopped by here on our return from Key West. There is parking on either side of the beach...not a lot, but we lucked out when we drove by. It is FREE, which is a BIG plus. The beach can be very, very narrow, depending upon the time you are there. However, what a lot of people with young children will like is how shallow the water is. It is SO shallow and clear, which is great for the little ones. The thing that is odd is that it's not the normal kind of "sandy" beach you would run in to. Not all that great for building castles. There is a boardwalk through trees and you can go across there to get to the other side of the beach, depending upon the tide. I think it's definitely worth a stop, if you are driving by.