Beach parking permits will go on sales at 9 AM that day ($75 for the season) at the Entrance Station, although they are not required until Memorial Day Weekend. You can also buy Interagency passes at both of those locations.
TIPS NPS Would Like Visitors to know:
ALL parking areas will be open, with the exception of Beach F / Fishing Road. As roads are being repaved, some are temporarily closed. That includes the usual route to Gunnison and North Beach parking lots. Gunnisonians can drive into Fort Hancock and follow the signs to “Beach Parking.” (If you drive all the way to the Lighthouse, you’ve gone too far.)
Biking their main roads during repavement is unsafe. Instead, bring your bike to Fort Hancock and bike the Multi-Use Path there.
While the sewer system is under repair, beach centers will have port-a-johns. Some are in place now and more will be arriving later this month.