Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, Fort Pierce
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Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, a 340acre part of the Florida State Park system, is located just north of the Fort Pierce Inlet, on North Hutchinson Island, near Fort Pierce. It consists of beaches, dunes and a coastal hammock between the Atlantic Ocean and the waters of Tucker Cove, an indentation of the Indian River Lagoon.Recreational ActivitiesThe primary use of the park is as a recreation area. Activities include fishing, swimming, surfing, picnicking, hiking, and birding as well as scuba diving, snorkeling, and youth camping. Amenities include a half-mile beach, primitive youth/group campground, a paved bike path, playground, picnic area, a nature trail, and a reef about from the beach.Jack Island State PreserveJack Island State Preserve, located a mile north of Fort Pierce Inlet State Park on State Road A1A is under the same manager as the state park. Jack Island features trails for hiking, biking, and studying nature. At the west end of its Marsh Rabbit Run Trail, there is an observation tower that affords spectacular views of the Indian River as well as Jack Island itself.Use our Fort Pierce travel itinerary planner to visit Fort Pierce Inlet State Park on your trip to Fort Pierce, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Truth is, Fort Pierce has lots of good beaches. There's just something about this one that's special. We liked this place so much it influenced our decision on where in Florida to live. A beautiful be... read more »
Recently visited Ft. Pierce Inlet State Park with my dog. Did not get the opportunity to see the beach area or trails as dogs are restricted to the picnic areas only. The park was busy with surfers go... read more »
Growing up here, snorkeling has been part of my life and this beach (known to locals as "pay beach") has been the place in Ft. Pierce to go for great snorkeling along the rocks. The water on calm days... read more »
Amazing! Picnic and barbeque area for family get togethers. Most beautiful were the Manatees swimming very close as well as sighting of dolphins near. This was actually my favorite beach. I can't wait to visit again!
Had an awesome time with my baby. Sweet, cute beaches. Awesome waves. Cool rocks!!! Pretty chill, not crowded. Lots of parking, vegetation and pretty good bathrooms.
Excellent beach. our favorite for surfing and family fun. Volunteer staff is the best. The place is always clean and well maintained.
The short pathway through the woods is one of the most beautiful nature pathways I've seen in years. Coming from Michigan, the Florida fauna was exceptionally beautiful, especially all the Sabal Palm trees that were truly resplendent amount the Hercules Club trees, Live Oak many others. The small beach makes for great walking and the birds, most gulls, egrets and terns, along the ocean, as well as beautiful sea shells made for a lot of fun.
Just beautiful! You won't find a better beach.
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