Activities in Vero Beach: Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge

Activities in Vero Beach: Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge

There are too many activities in Vero Beach to list. But you don’t need to limit your travels to Vero Beach. Only a short drive away is Melbourne, where you can find the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge. Learn more about the park and what you can do there.

What Is It?

The Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge is 248 acres and 20 miles in length. While there, you can explore tranquil beaches full of wildlife. It’s the perfect place to go to get away from the crowds.

At the refuge, you can walk around and explore the beach. You can also try your hand at surf fishing. Although it’s not allowed at all of the beaches, it is allowed at most of them.

The refuge is also a way to educate the public about native wildlife. For instance, there is a Sea Turtle Watch program. The turtles lay their eggs along the beach. If you go during mating season, you can watch experts monitor and protect various species of sea turtles. There are green sea turtles, loggerheads, and leatherbacks. You might see one species, or you might see them all.

This refuge has a huge environmental significance. It’s the most important area in the Western Hemisphere for loggerhead sea turtles who are nesting. Likewise, it’s the most important area in North America for green turtles who are nesting. There are also more than 140 special is of bird in the refuge, more than 300 species of fish, And more than 15 species of mammals.

Visiting the Refuge

Whether you want to visit the refuge or try one of the activities in Vero Beach, contact us at the Vero Beach Inn and Suites. Book your room today.