Overlooking the Indian River Lagoon, this 33-acre site contains many threatened and endangered species of plants that are found only in this scrub. A half- mile self-guided interpretive trail leads visitors through the site. Great for birding, fishing, and hiking.
The Treasure Coast Scenic Highway has many state parks and beaches. The Fort Pierce inlet connects the Atlantic ocean to Indian River Lagoon creating an estuary with an abundance of sea life. Sea turtles, tarpon, reef fish, snook, nurse sharks, and rays can be spotted. A day at the beach in these clear waters will revive and entertain you!
Pepper Park is the location of the Urca de Lima Underwater Archaeological Preserve, the site of one of the fabled Spanish plate fleet wrecks that sank during a hurricane in 1715. It is Florida’s first Underwater Archaeological Preserve. The park is a 52-acre lifeguarded beach with several shallow nearshore reefs approximately 100 yards off the beach. Pepper Park is full of amenities including tennis courts, a softball field, picnic pavilions, paved parking, showers, dune walkovers and restrooms. The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum is located within the park.