Vero Beach Vacation: Pelican Island National Refuge
There are many exciting attractions in the Vero Beach area. In fact, you might have a hard time picking only a few attractions for your Vero Beach vacation. Pelican Island National Refuge is one attraction that belongs on every Vero Beach to-do list.
Located near the coastal town of Sebastian, this wildlife refuge is a small island in the Indian River Lagoon. Although the area might seem small, it’s value is far from small. The island houses over 5,400 acres of federally protected water and land.
On the island, you can find both brown and white pelicans. However, there are many more birds to be found. You can find well over 100 species of birds on the island. Of course, one of the major attractions for the birds is the variety of fish. There are over 700 species of fish on the island. Other island guests include manatees, bottlenose dolphins, and sea turtles.
In addition to being a natural attraction, Pelican Island National Refuge is also a historical one. The refuge is the first national wildlife refuge in the US. The history of the refuge dates back to 1903, when it first earned its status.
The refuge is open to the public. If you want some fun on your Vero Beach vacation, then take a day trip to the island.
Your Vero Beach Vacation
As you plan your Vero Beach vacation, you need to choose a local hotel. Contact us at the Vero Beach Inn and Suites. We can offer you a luxurious room with a convenient location during your stay.