Restaurant, Rentals & Special Events

Park & Ocean Visitor Services
Visit the site

Park and Ocean, formerly BG Coco Cafe Outdoor Center, is a short walk from beachside shops and condominiums. Visitors can rent a canoe and paddle along a mile-long freshwater lagoon or fish from the seawall. Nature lovers can hike along two short trails and learn about local plants and wildlife while bicyclists and skaters glide along the paved park road. Visitors can access the beach via the pedestrian tunnel under A1A. Picnic areas overlook the channel; pavilions with water and electricity are available for rental.

Eat at Park and Ocean

Aptly named Park & Ocean, the restaurant and garden sits amid a shady grove on the southeast side of Birch Park along A1A featuring oceanfront seating and views. Our Caribbean & Southern influenced menu offers an eclectic mix of farm-to-table items. We created several social seating areas to create a unique experience for 2 to 2,000 guests to sit back and enjoy all that nature has to offer. Our own in-house brewery named Shady Brewing offers specialty beers featuring the finest fruits that Florida has to offer, in-house cold brewed coffee and rustic ice tea on tap. Whether your plans include a day at the beach or a walk in the park, or just a place to chill, Park & Ocean is your spot.

Watersports & Recreation

There are a wide variety of activities you can do at the park, including kayaks,
canoes, waverunners, standup paddleboards and guided tours.


Imagine saying “I do” on the beach as the waves come ashore at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. Soon-to-be newlyweds are welcome to reserve their spot on the beach and may also choose to reserve one of the park’s pavilions for the reception for an additional fee. All wedding and pavilion reservations must be made in advance in person or by calling 954-563-2900.

Ecotours / Classes

A variety of classes and tours are available. Please check our calendar or visit us to reserve your space today.