We parked in the lot north of the guard rail just south of the 81 mile marker. Get there early morning because parking is limited. This a a great hike on a gravel road & rocky trail. The trail isn't well marked so know what direction you need to go. Once you get to the shore head north to the bay. We saw sea turtles on the beach & whales breaching. We saw more wild life on this free hike than the whale watching excursion we did later in the week. Will definitely do this hike again.