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Avalon State Park

 Activities at Avalon State Park

Beaches

Beaches

Park visitors can enjoy the great beauty of our beach that we are well-known for. The beach offers a firm sandy bottom and a beautiful view of the Florida coastline. Take a leisurely stroll and find the 'gems' we call seashells in a variety of beautiful shapes and colors.

Restrooms and beach shower facilities at Avalon State Park are ADA-accessible. If you would like to use our beach wheelchair, please call the park at (772) 468-3985 an hour before arrival. Use of beach wheelchair is free of charge and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing & Kayaking

You can launch your canoe/kayak from the beach side. However, you must carry it 30-40 yards to the water. All water activities are conducted at your own risk. There are no lifeguards on duty.

Fishing

Fishing

If you like to fish, this is one of the hottest places where you can fish from land! At certain times of the year, you may see fish migrating along the coast. You can catch various species of fish including Bluefish, Snook, Red/Black Drums, Pompano, Permit and Whiting. All fishing within the park must conform to regulations concerning size, number, method of capture and season. A fishing license may be required.

Hiking/Nature Trail

Hiking/Nature Trail

Our coastal hammock, located on the west side of A1A, is open to visitors. You must park outside the gate and walk in because of the low marsh areas. This is an excellent place for bird watching. You can see many native trees including the Gumbo Limbo, Red Bay, Live Oak and Mangrove.

Picnicking

Picnicking

The park offers four medium-sized pavilions with barbecue grills located off the main parking area. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Electric and water are not available.

Showers, Day Visitors

Showers, Day Visitors

The park offers two showers that are located in front of the restroom. This makes it easy to shower off at the end of your memorable day, change clothes and hop in your vehicle.

Snorkeling

Snorkeling

Snorkeling is a popular recreational activity, weather permitting. Snorkelers can enjoy the beautiful tropical sea life that awaits them below. Most of the year, our waters are so clean you just might think you’re in the Bahamas!

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.

Please note: Any person using a surfboard, paddleboard, surfing kayak, or other similar hard, rigid equipment in the Atlantic Ocean within park boundaries, must have such equipment securely tethered to the person utilizing such equipment. The leash must be no longer than 12 feet in length.

Swimming

Swimming

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.

Please note: Any person using a surfboard, paddleboard, surfing kayak, or other similar hard, rigid equipment in the Atlantic Ocean within park boundaries, must have such equipment securely tethered to the person utilizing such equipment. The leash must be no longer than 12 feet in length.

Weddings

Weddings

Have you always dreamed of getting married on the beach? Many brides and grooms have said their vows on the sandy shores of Avalon State Park. Pavilions are available for your wedding reception or rehearsal dinner. Park permits and fee are required. For more information, please call the park at (772)-468-3985.