Avalon State Park, located on North Hutchinson Island, is a surfer’s paradise. As you head toward the beach, you will walk down a path made of coquina shells that traverses a pristine dune ecosystem. Even from a distance, you can hear the roar of the waves crashing on the beach and you’ll begin to smell the salt in the air. When you are atop of the dune, be sure to stop and appreciate the view, the wildflowers, and the sea oats that sway with the ocean breeze. As you get closer, the golden-brown sand and the warm, inviting waters of the Atlantic Ocean beckons you to jump in and go surfing!
The underwater topography of the coastline creates waves that can be ideal for surfing and with a little practice, you can be a part of the action! If you arrive at the park when there is an incoming tide and a wind out of the west it creates more of the larger, “clean” waves that surfers love! On a day with good weather and waves Avalon State Park is visited by many surfers of all ages and from all around the state.