Street parking is how you park here. Watch out don't park on yellow curb anywhere. After circling the streets a few times we found parking on two separate days. Not impossible! Just keep looking! As far as the waves, they are pretty calm. There is a breaker and that helps, but do keep an eye out. We stayed on condado beach but after seeing how crazy those waves were we decided to drive here twice. The first time was on a Sunday and the beach was pretty packed and there was a stand selling food, you can rent chairs and umbrella. Today we came back and it was much better! Not as crowded. This isn't a beach that has any shells, probably because of breakers. The sand is incredibly soft. The water pretty clear. Pack a lunch bring a towel, this isn't south beach but it's doable.