Indian River County beaches from Vero Beach to Ambersands received considerable damage from the two back to back storm events causing significant structure damage, dune erosion, and beach loss. Renourishment projects are expected to continue through February 28, 2023. The following closures are scheduled:
View a calendar of beach closures
Golden Sands Park is an oceanfront park located in northern Indian River County on Highway A1A, north of County Road 510. Features include beach access with lifeguards, a playground, restroom facilities, showers, picnic pavilions with grills and paved parking. Hours are from 7:00am until sunset. Golden Sands Park offers ADA beach access.
Normal beach activities are allowed during park hours. These include: fishing (outside of guarded areas), surfing, scuba diving, sunbathing and picnicking.
For more information about the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, go to http://www.fws.gov/archiecarr/
Please remember that all sea turtles are protected by federal and state laws. Of the eight species of sea turtles worldwide, five are found in Florida. Sea turtles deposit from 40,000 to 70,000 nests in Florida annually which makes this the most important nesting area in the United States. Females lay their eggs on sandy beaches and may lay several nests during one season. Sea Turtle nesting season is from March 1-October 31. Please remember that trash left on beaches, holes dug and digging may affect sea turtles’ abilities to nest and hatch successfully. Please fill in any holes dug before leaving beach. Take all garbage to the garbage cans.
Applicable Phone Number(s):Lifeguard Tower: 772 581-4995