There are miles of beautiful sandy beaches to enjoy on this barrier island that is the eastern-most part of Florida’s Treasure Coast. It spans three counties from Vero Beach to the north and the St. Lucie Inlet to the south. The lifestyle features a culturally vibrant, yet laid-back quality of life centered on boating, fishing, swimming, beach-combing, surfing, paddleboarding and snorkeling.
Martin County’s natural resources really begin at its coastline. Bathtub Beach is a special spot for young families where small children can enjoy the surf with the protection of a reef that creates a wading pool adjacent to the beach.
You can enjoy a walk on the beach, hunting for shells, surfing the waves, windsurfing at a local causeway or watching for lumbering sea turtles crawling ashore to lay their eggs in the sand. Kick off your shoes and let the sand sift between your toes, or wet a line for some of the best surf, river and lake fishing in the state. Martin County maintains numerous beach access points like Stuart Beach, Hobe Sound Beach and Sea Turtle / Jensen Beach.