The traffic is bad on off season when we were there, and I can only imagine during summer months parking is next to impossible. There are maybe 200 spaces, but it all bottlenecks right next to the beach access, so all congestion is bad.
A hurricane category 3 can produce water surges up to this sign, so check the weather before you go and make sure no storms are expected during your visit. weather.com is good information on any location. So be careful and have fun!
Be very careful swimming here, the currents here are very dangerous and there are NO LIFEGUARDS on duty. The only thing you get here is a prayer and instructions to call 911! So they don't suggest you swim near the channel.