Orchid Island, Florida
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About Orchid Island, FL
Indian River shoreline of Sebastian Inlet State Park
Survivors' and Salvagers' Camp - 1715 Fleet historic marker near 13180 North A1A, Orchid Island, Florida

Orchid "Island", Florida is located in Indian River County, Florida, and is part of part of an Atlantic coastal barrier island known as [[North Hutchinson Island, Florida|North Hutchinson Island] .[1] The island is separated from the mainland on the west by the Indian River Lagoon. The entire island is known for beautiful beaches, several restaurants, shops, wildlife preserves and parks.

Main Roads

The principal north-south road on the island is State Road A1A which runs the entire length of North Hutchinson Island. It is called South A-1-A from Beachland Boulevard south and North A-1-A north of Beachland Boulevard.

South Beach CDP

The area from the southern county lineVero Beach South Beach CDP or census-designated place.

Sites of Interest

County-maintained Round Island Park abuts the county line on the south and runs from the ocean to the river.[2]

Vero Beach

The City of Vero Beach lies on both sides of the Indian River, with its main business and residential areas on the mainland. Two of the island's bridges from the mainland lie within the city limits. The Riomar Country Club built in the 1920s set the tone for residential development on the island. The City of Vero Beach adopted stringent planning and zoning regulation to support the area's natural beauty. [3]

Sites of interest

Town of Indian River Shores

The town of Indian River Shores borders the City of Vero Beach on the south and the Wabasso Beach CDP on the north.[6]

John's Island

John's "Island" is community on 1,650 acres (6.7 km2) within the Town of Indian River Shores.[7]

Wabasso Beach CDP

Wabasso Beach is a CDP or census-designated place lying north of the Town of Indian River Shores and south of the Town of Orchid and is centered around the intersection of North A-1-A and Wabasso Road, which comes across the Wabasso Bridge from the mainland. County-maintained Wabasso Beach Park is located just east of this intersection.[2]

Sites of interest

Town of Orchid

The Town of Orchid lies north of the Wabasso Beach CDP and is mainly to the north of Wabasso Road (SR 510) and now consists primarily of the Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club, although it was originally incorporated by the grove owners located in the area and covered somewhat different lands. The town does have some territory on the Atlantic.[9]

North Beach CDP

A portion of the unincorporated area is in the Windsor CDP, or census-designated place.

Sites of interest

Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge

The Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge established for the protection of sea turtles extends from Wabasso Beach on Orchid Island north along the coast to Melbourne Beach


External links

Coordinates: 27°51?31?N 80°26?59?W / 27.85861°N 80.44972°W / 27.85861; -80.44972

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