Avalon State ParkFort Pierce, FL
Avalon State Park is a great beach on the east coast of Florida. It has many amenities, a beautiful setting and a lot of history.
During World War II, the U.S. Navy established a top-secret training ground at this site. Used to train the “Frogmen” (later becoming the Navy SEALS) the beach was used to hone the skills of landing craft crews. Consequently, beach obstacles were placed in the water to simulate potential water hazards on the beaches of Normandy. That’s why the beach is considered rocky under the surf and also why swimmers should exercise caution when swimming.
Like Treasure Shores Park to the north, Avalon State Park is set within a beautiful, unspoiled setting. You won’t see any high rise condos in this area because it consists of 1.7 miles of Atlantic coastline and more than 650 acres overall.
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Avalon State Park offers a nice amount of beach amenities. Here you’ll find restrooms, a short walk to the beach, inexpensive parking ($2), covered picnic areas and showers to rinse the sand.
The beach is beautiful, peaceful and uncrowded. The sand is the typical light brown color that’s so common on the east coast. The water wasn’t very clear when I visited due to the wind however, it can get absolutely beautiful and crystal-clear! The waves can get big but normally, are small enough to enjoy without too much effort. As always, make sure to pay attention to the weather and wind and be aware of rip currents.
Parking Lot ($2 Honor Box)
No (Sandy Paths)
WALKING DISTANCE TO BEACH:
Mellon Patch, VRBO Rentals
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