Treasure Coast

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Treasure Coast is a region on the east coast of Florida. It has beautiful beaches and many opportunities to see nature, and have fun. It is comprised of Indian River County, St. Lucie County, and Martin County.

Cities[edit]

Other destinations[edit]

  • Avalon State Park is a Florida State Park, located on North Hutchinson Island, 4 miles north of Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, along A1A.
  • Jonathan Dickinson State Park is a large and varied state park between Hobe Sound and Jupiter. Great place to see natural Florida's grasslands, woodlands, mangrove forest, and swamp. A 4-hour kayak trip or 2-hour pontoon boat tour to Trapper Nelson's Cabin is well worth your while, as is the much easier stroll up Hobe Mountain, the highest point in Florida south of Lake Okeechobee.
  • Siesta Key

Understand[edit]

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Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

There is an Amtrak station in West Palm Beach, within the next few years this region will get one.

By car[edit]

The Treasure Coast is served by Interstate 95, the Florida Turnpike, and U.S. Highway 1. Popular alternative routes include US A1A along Hutchinson Island, the barrier island bordering the ocean, and Indian River Drive, which runs the length of the Indian River Lagoon.

By air[edit]

  • Orlando International Airport (MCO), [1] in Orlando, and Palm Beach International Airport (WPB), [2] in West Palm Beach are both outside the region, but are the major airports used.
  • Melbourne International Airport (MLB), One Air Terminal Pkwy, Suite 220, Melbourne, (321) 723-6227 ext. 222, [3]. Near the north end of the region and served by Delta.
  • West Palm Beach International Airport (PBIA) South End of Region with served by most American aircraft carriers

Get around[edit]

In the Downtown district of most cities, everything is walking distance, but otherwise it is good to have a car. Public transportation is very limited, and most natives have their own vehicle. Visiting tourists and "snowbirds" from urban areas often express exasperation at the difference in distance between destinations on the Treasure Coast, and Florida in general. You pretty much need a car to get anywhere.

See[edit]

  • Downtown Stuart- A beautiful downtown centered around a giant sailfish statue with several beautiful buildings, great food and lots of fun shops
  • Downtown Jensen- A fun artistic beachy downtown which used to be an old college town and still retains the college town feel.
  • Shepards Park- A boardwalk park in Stuart
  • Elliot Museum- An intrestiong Museum in Stuart on Hutchison Island which has several antique cars and tells the history of stuart and the Elliot inventors
  • House of Refuge- last of all the Houses of Refuge on Florida's Coast
  • Tradition Field- The Spring Training home of the New York Mets. The stadium is in Port St. Lucie.
    • Savannas Preserve State Park protects 7000 acres near the Indian River and on the north fork of the Saint Lucie River. The park principally protects the largest freshwater marsh remaining in southeast Florida. Visitors can hike/bike 17 miles of trails (be aware: the trails flood seasonally), take kayak tours through the marsh, and participate in a variety of activities run by the park's Education Center. The park is excellent habitat for wading birds and several endangered species.

Do[edit]

  • Hit the Beach!- This area has wonderful beaches for swimming surfing and more including:
    • Fort Pierce Inlet Park- a popular fishing destination and home to the infamous Jetty Lounge, home of the original Treasure Coast RumRunner.
    • Stuart Beach- with facilities and good waves this is a beautiful family beach
    • Bathtub Beach- enclosed in a reef this is a great place to find crabs and other small aquatic animals during low tide this; however it does not have facilities.
    • Jensen beach- with more adventurous waters this beach is great and includes facilities
  • Oceanogaphic Center- stroll through this amazing park and learn about all and see ocean creatures and plants
    • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Four species of sea turtle nest on Hutchinson Island, so Turtle Walks, in season, can be a spectacular sight. It is best to go with a group such as those offered by FPL through its Energy Encounter museum (see above). Be warned that it is both illegal and harmful to take a flashlight onto the beach. Turtles are easily distracted by bright lights and a flashlight may easily scare off a nesting adult or lead a hatchling away from the sea to its death.
  • Bathtub Reef and the Indian River are great places to learn to snorkel. Both are protected waters with a great deal of sealife. Ask at the Oceanographic Center or St. Lucie County Aquarium (at the north and south ends of Hutchinson island, respectively, for tips on conditions and locations.

Eat[edit]

  • Mulligans- In both Downtown Stuart and Jensen, this seafood restaurant has great food
  • Harborside- under the bridge in Downtown Stuart this seafood shop has a beautiful mood
  • Lunas- a pizzeria with good garlic knots in downtown Stuart
  • Huffmans- a local ice cream shop in Downtown Stuart
  • Kilwins- an ice cream shop in Downtown Stuart

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