Beach is beautiful, water is warm, calm, very peaceful, we stayed there for hours. You do need a key to the gate. We rented a home in that area which came with the key. I felt bad for people that drove out there but could not get in, there were some people that did get in somehow. One time people ran to try to come in behind us but there was a maintenance guy there and he came to the gate to see how we were getting in. If the maintenance guy wasn't around I probably would have let them come in but he stood there and watched us open with our key. For those lucky enough to have that key enjoy it's a beautiful place!! Can't wait to go back although with the hurricane I pray for those locals there and hope all is ok.