Highway 399 (J. Earle Bowden Way): 24 hours a day, year-round
Parking Lots along Hwy. 399 are closed from sunset to sunrise.
Opal Beach Facilities: 8:00 a.m. to sunset
Beach Parking: There are numberous parking lots throughout the area offering easy access to the beach.
Opal Beach: This swim beach offers numerous public restrooms, outdoor showers, and picnic shelters. Lifeguards are on duty at this beach during the summer months.
From Interstate 10: Take Exit 12 for I-110 South, exit 1B Gregory Street East, merge onto 30 E Chase Street, turn left onto Bayfront Parkway /Hwy 98 East, merge onto Hwy 399 to beaches, cross toll bridge ($1.00), continue along Hwy. 399 for 6 miles, the area continues for an additional 7 miles after entering.