St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park
Welcome to St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park
This classic Florida barrier island is accessible only by boat, and it is worth the ride.
A boardwalk takes visitors through mangrove forests and hammocks of live oaks, cabbage palms, paradise trees and wild limes to a neatly preserved Atlantic beach.
During the summer months, the island is an important nesting area for loggerhead, leatherback and green turtles. They come ashore at night to dig holes in the beach sand where they lay their eggs.
The preserve is a favorite of nature students interested in learning about the native flora and fauna of Florida barrier islands.
Visitors come to swim, sunbathe, or picnic at the pavilion on the quiet beach. Others make the trip for the great surf fishing. Snorkeling and scuba diving are also popular activities.
Plan Your Visit
Diving and Snorkeling at St. Lucie Inlet
St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park Photo Gallery
Coral Reef at St. Lucie Inlet Preserve
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