Although the gates are closed about 6 months of the year, there is adequate road-side parking and guests can walk in across the parking lot to the beach at no charge. I've walked this beach many times during the winter months.
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Yes, the park is open year round.
No, but it is possible to access the beach during the winter months anyway. We often take walks on the beach during pleasant off season days, and we see many others doing the same.
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