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19 Attractions to Explore Near Ft Pierce Inlet State Park

Ft Pierce Inlet State Park
Ft Pierce Inlet State Park905 Shorewinds Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34949, USA

Fort Pierce Inlet State Park is a 340-acre part of the Florida State Park system. It consists of beaches, dunes and a coastal hammock between the Atlantic Ocean and the waters of Tucker Cove, an indentation of the Indian River Lagoon.

Nearby Attractions

Navy UDT SEAL Museum
Navy UDT SEAL Museum1.49 KMs away from Ft Pierce Inlet State Park

Also known as the Navy SEAL Museum, is located in St. Lucie County. It houses exhibits to inform and educate on the role of Navy Underwater Demolition Teams. The museum also preserves the history of the SEALs (the original Navy frogmen first trained outside of Fort Pierce).

A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery
A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery3.94 KMs away from Ft Pierce Inlet State Park

This museum houses artwork by A. E. Backus and other Florida artists. The museum contains the largest collection of paintings by A. E. Backus, a preeminent Florida landscape painter.

Avalon State Park
Avalon State Park6.42 KMs away from Ft Pierce Inlet State Park

Avalon State Park is a Florida State Park, located on North Hutchinson Island, 4 miles north of Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, along A1A. Florida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and sundown every day of the year .

Heathcote Botanical Gardens
Heathcote Botanical Gardens7.39 KMs away from Ft Pierce Inlet State Park

Heathcote Botanical Gardens is a five-acre subtropical botanical garden located at 210 Savannah Road, Fort Pierce. It currently includes a Japanese garden with teahouse, Reflection Garden, Herb Garden, Rainforest Display, Native Plants Garden, Children's Garden, and a Palm and Cycad Walk.

Hutchinson Island
Hutchinson Island15.10 KMs away from Ft Pierce Inlet State Park

Known for beautiful beaches, nature preserves and parks. The two islands are separated by the Fort Pierce Inlet and are known as North Hutchinson Island and South Hutchinson Island. North Hutchinson Island is divided into two counties - Indian River County and St. Lucie County.

Savannas Preserve State Park Environmental Education Center
Savannas Preserve State Park Environmental Education Center20.54 KMs away from Ft Pierce Inlet State Park

Savannas Preserve State Park is a Florida State Park, located along much of the Atlantic Coast between Fort Pierce and Jensen Beach. Savannas Preserve also has a group of youth volunteers, the Junior Friends of Savannas Preserve State Park.

Elliott Museum
Elliott Museum32.18 KMs away from Ft Pierce Inlet State Park

Harmon Elliott built the original Elliott Museum in 1961 as a tribute to Sterling Elliott. On November 18, 1961, the Historical Society of Martin County received it. As time passed, the original building became damaged, and the spaces could no longer accommodate the museum's operation. The Elliott Museum hosts a variety of programs and lectures throughout the year. The annual Classics at the Beach car show is held every Spring and attracts a number of vintage car enthusiasts.

Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge
Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge56.71 KMs away from Ft Pierce Inlet State Park

It is part of the United States National Wildlife Refuge System (NWR). About one-fourth of all sea turtles nesting in the United States nest at the refuge.

Turkey Creek Sanctuary
Turkey Creek Sanctuary66.52 KMs away from Ft Pierce Inlet State Park

Turkey Creek Sanctuary is a small nature reserve in Palm Bay. Florida Audubon Society and the city of Palm Bay donated the property in 1978. Park hours are from 7 am to sunset daily.

Liberty Bell Memorial Museum
Liberty Bell Memorial Museum73.67 KMs away from Ft Pierce Inlet State Park

There are two main components to the museum, the Rotunda of American History and Freedom Hall. Liberty Bell Memorial Museum was founded by Honor America Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to American history and heritage.

Erna Nixon Park
Erna Nixon Park76.12 KMs away from Ft Pierce Inlet State Park

Erna Nixon Park is a public park. There are ferns and old live oaks in the park with Spanish moss hanging from them. Several species of birds and small animals live there, including the gopher tortoise and indigo snake.

Rossetter House Museum Office
Rossetter House Museum Office78.66 KMs away from Ft Pierce Inlet State Park

James Wadsworth Rossetter House and Gardens (1908), William P. Roesch House, and Houston Family Memorial Cemetery comprise the museum. It is owned by The Rossetter House Foundation, Inc. and managed by the Florida Historical Society. On display are antiques and exhibits that explore local history.

American Muscle Car Museum
American Muscle Car Museum80.40 KMs away from Ft Pierce Inlet State Park

It is a private, non-profit museum located in Melbourne. It is not open to the general public. Instead, the museum is used to raise funds for charity events.

Lake Washington
Lake Washington82.52 KMs away from Ft Pierce Inlet State Park

The largest lake in Brevard County is Lake Washington. Nearby is the John A. Buckley Surface Water Treatment Plant.

Wickham Park
Wickham Park83.72 KMs away from Ft Pierce Inlet State Park

Wickham Park is a public county park located at 2500 Parkway Drive in Melbourne, Florida. There are a number of recreational facilities and amenities here, including campgrounds, a disc golf course, equestrian facilities, an archery range, an off-leash dog park, a bicycle/jogging roadway, nature trails, exercise trails, ball fields, an event pavilion, picnic pavilions, a playground, and swimming lakes.

Brevard Zoo Linear Park
Brevard Zoo Linear Park91.72 KMs away from Ft Pierce Inlet State Park

More than 900 animals representing more than 195 species live at the Brevard Zoo. There are four loops at the zoo: Expedition Africa, Lands of Change: Australia and Beyond, Wild Florida, and Rainforest Revealed.

Brevard Zoo
Brevard Zoo92.02 KMs away from Ft Pierce Inlet State Park

More than 900 animals representing more than 195 species can be seen at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida, United States. It was founded in 1986. They wanted a zoo to serve as a "conversation hub where people could learn about animals and nature" for Brevard County.

Cocoa Beach
Cocoa Beach97.91 KMs away from Ft Pierce Inlet State Park

In the 1960s, Cocoa Beach began its rapid growth. As a result of the U.S. space program, there was a 1000% increase in population from 1950 to 1960. NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center is located about 24 kilometers north of town. A lot of people moved to Cocoa Beach in search of new opportunities and because of jobs related to the space program.

Thousand Islands
Thousand Islands98.84 KMs away from Ft Pierce Inlet State Park

A group of natural, modified, and spoiled islands in the Banana River Lagoon are known as the Thousand Islands. Florida acquired the Thousand Islands in 1988. It leased them back to Cocoa Beach in 1991 under the condition that they are used for recreation and conservation.