Avalon State Park

Fort 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.

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.

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UNSPOILED SETTING

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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ALL THE BASICS COVERED

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.

NICE BEACH

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.  

 

BEACH INFO

LAT/LONG:
27.54’85”N 80.32’56”W

SETTING:
Unspoiled

SAND:
Light Brown/Granular

PARKING:
Parking Lot ($2 Honor Box)

SHOWERS:
Yes

BATHROOMS:
Yes

STAIRS:
No (Sandy Paths)

PICNIC AREA:
Yes

WAVES:
Varies

WALKING DISTANCE TO BEACH:
Very Close

LIFEGUARDS:
No

WATER CLARITY:
Very Good

RESTAURANTS NEARBY:

Sharky’s

NEARBY HOTELS:
Mellon Patch, VRBO Rentals

 

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