Good question. There is public parking at Chadwick Park and at Stump Pass State Park. (Both charge a small fee.) Between these two there are several side streets that dead end at the beach with walkway/cuts to the beach. There just isn't really any parking unless you park in front of someones house which may be frowned upon. Since there are no bathroom facilities except at the Parks...not sure why anyone would want to set up away from them anyway.