AVALON STATE PARK
AVALON STATE PARK
Ft. Pierce Inlet State Park
Ft. Pierce, Florida 34949
One of the state's newest seaside parks, Avalon has more than a mile of increasingly rare undeveloped beachfront. The park provides habitat for many species of wildlife. Threatened and endangered sea turtles, like the loggerhead, Atlantic green, and leatherback, nest on the beach during the spring and summer. Dune crossovers protect the fragile dune ecosystem. We welcome swimmers, snorkelers, fishermen and sunbathers for beach recreation.
Swimmers and snorkelers are advised to be cautious of underwater obstacles left behind by amphibious warfare exercises during World War II.
Visitors can enjoy a meal at sheltered picnic tables overlooking the beach.
Located along A1A on North Hutchinson Island in St. Lucie County, four miles north of Ft. Pierce Inlet State Park.
Several protected species of plants (listed by Federal, State or the Florida Natural Areas Inventory) may be found within the boundaries of the Avalon tract. These include: giant leather fern, inkberry, nakedwood and coastal vervain.
Swimming is permitted in the Atlantic; however caution should be exercised when entering the ocean in the vicinity of the park. Numerous underwater obstacles, made of concrete and steel, were deposited offshore by the United States Navy during World War II for training purposes. While some of these obstacles have been removed, those that remain can cause serious harm to the unsuspecting swimmer, snorkeler or surfer. Please swim at your own risk. No lifeguards are on duty.
You can launch you canoe/kayak from the beach side. However, you must carry them 30-40 yards to the water. All water actives are conducted at your own risk. There are no lifeguards on duty