Don't know if you saw my other thread, but I have now committed to a beach day with my teen kids so I will be surf fishing for sure and may paddle out a few times to carry bait or maybe make a cast or two if I see harried baitfish. I have a little 10' 40# SIK with a skirt and flotation and may do a little playing in the waves also. I have an even smaller surfing SOT for the kids that might make the trip also. I need to check the water temps Friday. Anyway, I was thinking of driving to Surf City, hanging a left and stopping at one of the beach accesses that has restrooms and maybe concessions (if they are open yet). I haven't been to Topsail in a while, but from a quick web surf it seems those accesses are still operating. Open to other suggestions for specific location. Don't care for the crowds and parking at WB; it's amazing what people will put up with to shave 10 minutes off the drive (and so many do it that it often takes more time instead of less because of traffic).