This park has it all. And everything is close by. For smaller children or snorkeling, the water by the jetty is awesome. It only gets up to about 3 foot and no waves to splash the young kids. But just on the other side of the sand dunes is the beach on the gulf. So if you want waves, you got them. All kinds of shelter and shade for eating, showers, biking, and nature trails. So awesome for a family vacation. Oh and did I mention it has a pier?