Plan Your Visit

Operating Hours

Nature Center, Sea Turtle Rehabilitation, and Aquariums

  • Tuesday - Sunday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Monday, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Note:  The Gumbo Limbo Coastal Stewards Gift Store will be closed on Mondays until further notice.

Nature Trails

  • Monday - Sunday, 7:00 am - Sunset
  • Restrooms are not available when the nature center is closed

Closed (including boardwalk and trails)

  • New Year's Day
  • 4th of July
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • December 12-16, 2022

Visiting Groups (10 or more)

Advanced reservations required.   Fees apply.   Learn more here.


There is free parking on site for Gumbo Limbo visitors only. There is no beach parking permitted at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Additional parking is available in the Red Reef West parking lot, at the south end of our boardwalk (note: this is metered parking).


For the safety of our Visitors, Volunteers, and Staff, all outdoor facilities including the boardwalk, trails, Aquariums, and Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility, are closed when lightning is in the area.

Site Map

Map of Gumbo Limbo Nature Center's property

Help Us Stay Clean and Safe!

  • Picnicking on Gumbo Limbo property is limited to the tables on the grassy area next to the parking lot.  You may also use the picnic facilities located in Red Reef West, at the south end of the boardwalk.   
  • Pets are not permitted anywhere on Gumbo Limbo or Red Reef Park property.
  • ADA recognized service animals are permitted on the property.
  • Proper attire (no bathing suits), including shirts and shoes, are required at all times.  Sunbathing is not permitted on our property.
  • Most areas are wheelchair accessible.
  • Bicycles, roller blades, roller skates, scooters, or other recreational vehicles are not permitted on our boardwalks, on our trails, or in our Butterfly Garden.  Wheelchairs and strollers are permitted on the boardwalks.
  • Minors are required to have adult supervision at all times.
  • Smoking, including e-cigarettes and vaping, is prohibited.

Location & Directions

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is located at the north end of Red Reef Park.

Directions from I-95

  1. I-95 to Palmetto Park Road
  2. East on Palmetto Park Road to A1A (North Ocean Boulevard)
  3. Left (North) on A1A (North Ocean Boulevard)
  4. Gumbo Limbo will be approximately 1 mile on your left

Directions from Florida Turnpike

  1. Exit Glades Road
  2. After toll booth - turn left (East)
  3. Turn right (South) onto Dixie Highway
  4. Turn left (East) on Palmetto Park Road to A1A (North Ocean Boulevard)
  5. Left (North) on A1A (North Ocean Boulevard)
  6. Gumbo Limbo will be approximately 1 mile on your left
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