The highlights of this Palm Beach County barrier island park
include a nature center, 1.8 miles of undeveloped beach, two
self-guided nature trails through subtropical hammock, and a
1,600-foot boardwalk over a mangrove-lined estuary.
In the estuary, check for year-round populations of osprey, brown
pelican, anhinga, cormorant and snowy egret. Roseate spoonbills are
occasional summer visitors. The hammocks attract warblers during
migration. Several dune crossovers lead to the beach, a good place
to find gulls, terns and shorebirds. Look for the tracks of nesting
loggerhead, green and leatherback sea turtles in the summer. Sign
up in advance for ranger-led sea turtle walks, conducted at night
in June through mid-July, and for snorkeling tours of the offshore
limestone reef, June though August.
Department of Environmental Protection
In North Palm Beach, turn east off of U.S.1 onto S.R. 703 (A1A
south) and drive 1.8 miles to the park.
Florida Wildlife Sites