Tenneti Beach Park Entrance Fees and Hours Every day of the week, from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., the park is open. However, during high tide or strong wind, the park may be closed until further notice.
Day use: The park is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., with rules in place to encourage physical separation and discourage group meetings. Century Lake Rock Pool is available for day use between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Boat storage: Boats may be stored at no cost if they are not being used. If your boat is being stored, you must display a valid fishing license from the Department of Fish and Wildlife on it. A parking spot must be reserved in advance by calling (805) 561-1444 or visiting www.parks.ca.gov/malibuecreek. You can also send a message through Facebook or Twitter (@ParksCA). Reservations are required for vehicles longer than 18 feet and can be made up to five days in advance. Space is limited so make sure to call first.
Fishing: Yes, but only if you have a permit.
3:30 p.m. Beach Timetable (weather permitting) 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m.; after 6 p.m., no admittance. Admission is $4 for adults, $5 for children aged 5 to 11, and free for children under 5. Parking is $15 per day.
The beach opens when the lifeguards give the signal. During peak season, the signal usually goes off around 3:00 p.m. However, during low-demand periods the signal may be given at other times of the day. Be sure to check the Beach Timetable before you go to find out what time the signal goes off.
If you get there before the lifeguards, you can still use the beach, but you will need to bring your own security guard. The cost of using the private guards is also $15 per day.
Playland Beach is located in Bethany Beach, Delaware. The town is about an hour drive from Washington, D.C. via I-95; about 50 miles from Philadelphia via I-76/I-495; and about 100 miles from New York City via I-95/I-195.
You can reach Playland by taking Delmarva Parkway east out of Baltimore for about 40 minutes until you reach Maryland Route 24. Then follow the directions above for getting to the beach from here.
The park is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. The only time it is closed is if there is severe weather or other emergencies.
There are no entry fees at any of the parks in the national seashore system. However, donations are welcome to help with maintenance and operations costs.
All visitors to the national seashore are encouraged to be active participants in protecting and enjoying our shared natural resources. To this end, everyone should follow these guidelines:
Don't bring illegal substances into the national seashore. These substances include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, and alcohol. The punishment for violating this law can include imprisonment and/or fines.
Do leave a small footprint. That means do not throw rocks, use firearms, or conduct other activities that may damage the environment. Also, keep in mind that some areas of the national seashore are private property, so you might be asked to leave by the landowner.
Follow all posted regulations. This includes those at recreation sites as well as facilities such as campgrounds and museums. Failure to follow these regulations could result in your being asked to leave.
What is currently available? The state beach is available for both active and passive enjoyment. Restrooms and parking lots are available. The park's automated pay devices may be used to pay day-use fees.
From Interstate 5, take the Mission Road/Carlsbad State Beach exit and follow the signs toward town. The resort is about a 15-minute drive south of downtown San Diego.
What should I bring? Bring your swimsuit and towel (or use one of theirs), and you're all set!
Is there food there? There are several restaurants located within the state beach complex that will happily cook up some of their famous burgers if that's what you're in the mood for. Otherwise, there are snacks and drinks available at various locations throughout the park. Be sure to pick up a map when you enter the park so you don't miss any of the sites.
Where can I go surfing? About 20 miles north of Carlsbad is El Capitan State Beach. This is one of California's most popular surf spots with waves suitable for beginners as well as experienced surfers. There are also paddleboard rentals here if you'd like to try something new.
Beaches and picnic spots on the National Forest are normally available from Memorial Day weekend until mid-October. The length of the open season is determined by snowfall and can vary from year to year. Most beaches and picnic sites demand a per-vehicle parking fee. There are also many areas where you can walk freely along the shoreline without leaving public land.
The best times to go to the beach are usually in the summer, when it's not too hot or cold, and there's no rain expected. The winter months are good for skiing and other winter activities, but the beaches tend to be less crowded then.
Some places that are accessible only by foot include: Harvey's Cove, Homewood Beach, North Star Beach, South Shore Park, and Virginia City. These are all free beaches so bring your own food and drinks instead of buying stuff at the store. Please use caution not to leave any valuables in your car.
If you get a ticket for something wrong with your vehicle, there are cashier's stations at some pay phones where you can pay your fine directly over the phone with a credit card. You'll need to have proof of identity to do this, so make sure to bring your driver's license or state ID card.
Lake Tahoe is located in Nevada and California.