Round Island Beach Park
Round Island Beach Park
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  • Dean H
    Miami, Florida46 contributions
    Quiet peaceful place for a walk or paddle...
    Take some time to walk the boardwalk with some peace and quiet while you look for manatees snacking on the brackish waters and mangroves. If you can rent or get a kayak or canoe, this location is a great place to launch and paddle for hours. Best times would be early or late in the day as you'll have an opportunity to see some great marine life and birds.
    Written October 8, 2020
  • Triste037
    Warwick, Rhode Island82 contributions
    Always A fun Stop
    We stop here a couple of times a month in the winter and it is always a very relaxing spot. Very common to see manatee and dolphins in the water. It is a short walk but offers shade on a hot day. Beach side has plenty of picnic tables and each side has a bathroom. Florida does an excellent job with their parks and beaches and this spot is no exception.
    Written February 2, 2020
  • Trafimov
    Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin60 contributions
    Best Beach & Amazing Manatee Viewing
    Forget all the other state parks and beaches. This one by far was our favorite. The lagoon for viewing manatees on the west side and shade picnic areas with shower/ rinsing stations on the east side. By far the cleanest water and beach of all the ones we visited in the area. Just beware of chiggers under trees/ grassy areas and I don't recommend braving the wooded walking trails due to mosquitoes in the summer. The only exception was the manager bridge and connecting short trail to the larger lagoon which was fine.
    Traveled with family
    Written June 21, 2020
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bkl58
Cumming, GA126 contributions
Jun 2020
We had read that this was a good spot to see wildlife. We went there one day on our vacation and just missed seeing manatees up close. We decided to go back the next day and see if we had better luck. Day two was much better. We saw 3 manatees swimming under the bridge ( one was a calf). Dolphins are present as well. Overall good trails with several observation areas. This is a good place to spend a couple of hours.
Written June 27, 2020
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bbbob84
Staten Island, NY1,685 contributions
Aug 2021
We were told that this was one of the better parks to visit if we wanted to see manatees. On one side of the road is the Beach Park which has a parking lot, playground and facilities along with the beach. Not much more, but a great destination for a swim. On the other side of the road is the Riverside Park where you can hike and enjoy nature. We made our way down several paths to different points where you could see the water and hopefully get a glimpse of a manatee. There was one in the murky waters where we periodically could see it's nostrils come up for air every several minutes. Kind of anticlimactic from seeing a whole manatee. Lots of fish, birds and wildlife. We enjoyed our hike.
Written August 20, 2021
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SALLY P
12 contributions
Jun 2015 • Family
One of the main things that I wanted to see while we were in Vero Beach were the manatees. Everything I read said that manatee viewings were better in the spring when the water was cooler so I went not expecting to see any. I was pleasantly surprised that not only did I see one, I saw several! The river side was absolutely beautiful and the bridge over the water was perfect for viewing. I can't wait to go back.
Written July 1, 2015
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That’s All She Wrote
Daytona Beach, FL155 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
Vero Beach has a lot to offer, including this little hidden treasure. The well-maintained boardwalk trails take you along the Round Island creek edge. Lots to discover, but it’s not overwhelming to novice explorers, like myself. It’s a tranquil place to go fishing, read a book and soak up a Vitamin D, get your bird nerding on, go kayaking, scout some elusive manatees, discover some dolphins, or just breathe in the fresh air.
Round Island Oceanside Park is a new facility with showers, restrooms, water fountains, restrooms, paved parking for autos and boat trailers, covered pavilions, grills and picnic tables, easy beach access and a children’s playground. Lifeguards are on duty from 9:10 am – 4:50 pm. The park hours are from sunrise to sunset. ADA beach access.
Written March 30, 2018
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partiesbyjenniferb
Vero Beach, FL125 contributions
Mar 2018 • Family
Manatee are usually in the area and are best seen by kayak or paddle board. If you are in a motor boat, please be very careful as they are usually in the boat's path. There is also a very well maintained bridge, trail and viewing area that is accessible to those that are handicap. There is a walkway with benches to sit on along the river. Tons of wildlife - dolphins, birds, fish, manatee - to watch. Very rarely do we not see something beautiful every time we go! Highly recommend.
Written March 7, 2018
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Bensionq
West New York, NJ274 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
Nice place to see birds dolphins and manatees , canoeing , I saw people bring their own boats , there are 2 docks to release/ attach boat
Written May 22, 2021
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susieQ_Cam
Hudsonville, MI13 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
Park with a walking trail (wish it was marked better), manatee viewing spots, and benches to sit and enjoy the scenery. We saw a number of manatees up close. Great experience, and will visit again.
Written January 17, 2019
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mikebelobradic
Oakville, Canada87 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
We visited this park on the advice of a Cast Member at Disney's Vero Beach Resort. The park has two sides to it: an ocean beach on one side of A1A and a more natural woodland environment on the river side. We spent our time on the river side because we wanted to see some manatee. There are boardwalks, wooden bridges and trails through the woods and several spots are viewing areas to see manatee. We were lucky on our visit to see a couple of manatee frolicking in the water. There's no guarantee that you will see manatee, as this is not a zoo. But all in all it is worth a visit as there is no fee to enter the area. There is even a small covered playground for kids, a grill area and covered picnic tables.
Written August 22, 2018
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tamjan
Port Elizabeth, South Africa3,199 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
A lovely spot - right alongside the beautiful river. Enjoy watching the pelicans dive for Fish and the teeming bird life. Free admission and lovely restrooms. We saw the fishermen catch so many sheeps head along the banks. We didn’t see the manatees but when the water is warmer - this is the spot !!
Written January 14, 2018
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1stglobetrotter
Bicester, UK157 contributions
Nov 2017
The address shown on Trio Advisor is for the Riverside Park not Round Island!
The correct address for Round Island is 2200 South A1A and is locates some 7 mikes south of the Riverside Park.

Went to Round Island early this morning to see the Manatees since we were told early a.m. was the best time to see them and we were not disappointed.

A couple of nice board walks and a kayak slip are the main features of the Park which was a peaceful haven away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Recommended
Written November 9, 2017
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