Florida's Treasure Coast, miles of tranquil sands and peaceful villages stretching from Jupiter and St. Lucie to the Sebastian Inlet, beautifully evokes the tranquil beauty of old-time Florida. Step back to a peaceful life centered on beaches, boats and surf casting along this historic stretch of Atlantic coastline. Rich in natural beauty, the well protected Treasure Coast features a series of narrow sandbars, barrier islands, shallow lagoons, rivers, lakes and pine flatlands. Named for the treasure-bearing Spanish galleons that wrecked on its treacherous reefs, the coast is still a magnet for adventurers seeking the legendary piles of gold and jewels lost beneath its azure waters.
Lovely St. Lucie County is nestled between the Indian River Lagoon and the St. Lucie River, encompassing picturesque communities including Jensen Beach and Hobe Sound. Nicknamed the Sailfish Capitol of the World, St. Lucie is renowned for its thrilling big game fishing tournaments, bustling marinas and professional guided deep-sea charters. County seat Fort Pierce boasts retains a laid-back small town vibe and is known for its excellent surfing, rich history and dedication to the arts.
Blessed with a rich history and a beachy charm, Stuart is the only incorporated township on the Treasure Coast's Martin County. Voted one of America's Most Beautiful Cities, Stuart boasts a wide, wonderful beach, walkable downtown and vibrant cultural scene. The neoclassical Lyric Theater is a central landmark and hosts a star-studded mix of live performances from country to classical, while the original courthouse has been reborn as an art gallery and cultural center.
Jammed with a sweet jumble of shops, boutiques and galleries, the unincorporated village of Hobe Sound is a vibrant cultural center where numerous annual arts and music festivals draw people from across the state. Hobe Sound is home to the sprawling Jonathan Dickinson State Park, a spectacular nature preserve offering camping, hiking, canoeing and fishing in surroundings filled with incredible tropical and subtropical wildlife.
Loaded with old Florida charm, Jensen Beach boasts great snorkeling, surfing and seafood restaurants. While visiting, take a quick trip across the causeway to Hutchinson Island, a gorgeous stretch of white sand and calm, reef-ringed waters. Popular beaches here include Bathtub Beach, notable for its warm, waveless water, and Sea Turtle Beach, late spring egg repository for green and loggerhead turtles. Once called the â€śPineapple Capital of the Worldâ€?, Jensen Beach still gives an exuberant nod to its tasty history at the annual Pineapple Festival.