Originally Posted by snb73
I want to take the wife and kids there to see the horses.
You can take the wife and kids to see the horses without driving on the beach. When I did the Seagull Century (bike riding) and we crossed over the bridge onto the park, some of the ponies (they are actually considered ponies I believe) were right there along side the road. It was a Mom and her baby. Have a cell phone picture of them, they were so close.
I would like to drive on the beach once in awhile, but not so much as to pay $90 a year. If you look online, the requirements for driving on the beach are all listed there. Keep in mind that even if you do buy the pass, there is a limit to how many cars are allowed on the beach at a time. They even claim that demand is so high, that they often have to resort to only allowing the next car (after the limit) on after one comes off. You will need a proper jack pad, or a sheet of plywood for a jack base, and some other stuff or they won't let you on. If you're a surf fisher, the pass is a great idea because not only can they drive on the beach, but if they have a camper on their truck, they can stay overnight on the beach. Everyone else has to be off the beach (vehicles) at sundown.