This popular day use area provides opportunities for most visitors. These twelve parking areas start out with two sand access lots for off highway vehicles; South Jetty OHV Staging and Goose Pasture OHV Staging. There are also six lots providing excellent access to the beach. Two other parking areas are open viewpoints of wetlands for great wildlife observation. Visitors will also find the crab dock parking area that provides opportunities to enjoy a day of crabbing or fishing. Near the jetty our final two lots marks the location of the 1979 beaching of 41 sperm whales. Adventure, education, solitude or relaxation, all this and more can be found at the South Jetty.
Beach Access Limited to Protect Snowy Plovers March 15 - Sept 15
Beach access near plover nesting areas is limited during their breeding season, March 15 - September 15. In these areas, dry sand beach is CLOSED to entry. Within most plover nesting areas, dogs (on and off leash), kites (including drones), motorized vehicles, non-motorized vehicles (including bicycles) are prohibited in both dry and wet sand beach.
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