Experiences & Amenities
North Peninsula State Park is located on the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. Our park plays host to many different species of birds.
Many shorebirds, such as laughing gulls, ring-billed gulls, least terns and royal terns to name a few, are found resting on our beach and feeding in the tides. Water birds such as the great blue heron, tricolor heron, great egret and yellow-crowned night heron stalk the shallows of the salt marsh and intracoastal waterway. Osprey can be seen high above the water perched on platforms or in trees feeding on a freshly caught mullet.
The interior of the park plays host to different kinds of warblers, cardinals, robins, sapsuckers and woodpeckers, to name a few.
Our beach offers excellent surf fishing, while anglers also can bank fish on the intracoastal waterway.
- All fishing within the park must conform to regulations concerning size, number, method of capture and season.
- A fishing license may be required. More information is available at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Fishing in Florida.
The park staff and visitor service provider offer a wide variety of programs and activities that are sure to entice the adventurous side of you. Join us for programs that will immerse you in the wild side of the park. Inspire your imagination by joining us for an upcoming program.
Contact the park for more information on upcoming programs, events and projects.
Wildlife viewing is possible at the park. The park is on the Atlantic Flyway, a major route for migratory birds. The park is home to the endangered Florida scrub-jay. Pelicans, ospreys and a wide variety of shorebirds can be spotted. The protected gopher tortoise and white-tailed deer can be seen, as well as the elusive Florida bobcat.
North Peninsula State Park boasts more than two miles of stunning beach. We invite you to relax and enjoy the beautiful ambiance of the blue ocean, white foam and orange sand.
Visitors can access our beach via several boardwalks including an accessible ramp.
Visitors can enjoy sunbathing, sand sculpting, shelling, swimming, surfing, fishing and wildlife viewing.
Pets are welcome at North Peninsula State Park but are not allowed in any park building or on the beach. Pets must be confined, leashed (not to exceed six feet in length) or otherwise under the physical control of a person at all times.
Tethered pets must not be left unattended for more than 30 minutes. Pet owners must pick up after their pets and properly dispose of all pet droppings in trash receptacles. Florida law requires that pets be vaccinated against rabies. Any pet that is noisy, dangerous, intimidating or destructive will not be allowed to remain in the park.
Non-furbearing pets, such as reptiles, birds or fish, must be confined or under the physical control of the owner. Some animals may be prohibited on park property. Failure to adhere to these rules may result in the visitor being asked to leave the park.
- Service animals are allowed in all areas of the park.
- See our Pet Policy.