This barrier island sanctuary is famed as a shelter for endangered plants and animals – including three rare sea turtle species – and the 50-foot sprays of saltwater that occur when the Atlantic Ocean breaks against its rocky, limestone shoreline. Visitors may swim, snorkel and scuba dive off of the protected beach and enjoy hiking trails and an education center.
This facility along South Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway packs every amenity for the quintessential waterfront park day: boat ramps and slips, a kayak and canoe launch, picnic areas, a playground, sand volleyball and horseshoe pits. Saltwater fishing is also allowed at the park (licensing may apply).
In addition to Atlantic Ocean beach access, this park offers a café and picnic areas; recreation facilities including bocce courts, sand volleyball and playground areas; and fishing (licensing may apply). Carlin Park is also home to the beautiful Seabreeze Amphitheater, an open-air, seaside venue for live entertainment.
This Atlantic Ocean beach access attracts surfers and anglers with a designated area for surfing and a 990-foot pier with bait shop and snack bar. You’ll also find a guarded swimming area off of the beach.