The Town of Orchid has beautiful, pristine beaches. Orchid Island, Florida, an Atlantic coastal barrier island located in Indian River County, Florida, is actually the Indian River County part of North Hutchinson Island, although that term in not used in Indian River County.
Orchid Island is separated from the mainland on the west by the Indian River Lagoon. Its southern boundary is the county line between Indian River and St. Lucie counties, while its northern boundary is the Sebastian Inlet, which is the county line between Indian River and Brevard counties. The entire island constitutes the Vero Beach, Florida 32963 Zip Code. The island is home to many wealthy residents and luxurious homes. The Town of Orchid lies north of the Wabasso Beach and is mainly to the north of Wabasso Road (SR 510) and now consists primarily of the Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club
First, you may bring your dog along with you for a splash in the ocean or a stroll along the beach. That’s right! The Town Council has passed an ordinance on the heels of a petition by property owner’s which allows residents to have their dogs accompany them on a stroll on the beach. The dog must be leashed or under the control of the owner. Also, owners must clean up and dispose of properly their dog’s feces. Please also be reminded that dogs are NOT allowed on the dunes and they are NOT allowed to dig or destroy sea turtle nests. There are strict penalties imposed by the State if it is proven your dog has disturbed a turtle nest. Turtle nesting season runs from March through October. Bearing these few things in mind, take Rover to the beach for fun, sun and exercise.
The State of Florida has strict Statutes that protect our fragile dune system. It is very important that you do not disturb the dunes. Use only dune crossovers to access the beach. Do not pick any of the vegetation on the dunes. Keep your pet off the dunes at all times.