5 Ways to Beat the Heat in Martin County

It’s no secret that Martin County can get pretty hot. But, don’t let the heat slow you down. Keep reading for a list of weather-conscious activities to help you stay cool while having fun in the midst of the South Florida heat.

Learn How to Surf

Catch some waves in Martin County! Ohana Surf Shop in Stuart and Cowabunga in Jensen Beach both offer private surf lessons and surf camps for those who are looking to learn a new skill. Already know how to surf? You can stock up on professional-grade boards, surfing equipment and apparel at these local surf shops.

Boat Like Royalty

Relax and enjoy the scenery onboard an Island Princess Cruise. Scan the seas for porpoises and manatees from the comfort of the enclosed, air-conditioned main salon or the open-air upper deck of the sleek Island Princess. Cruise offerings include lunch cruises, dinner cruises, nature cruises, charter cruises and more.

Get Inspired

Escape the Florida heat as you check out the air-conditioned exhibits at Elliott Museum in Stuart. Named after prolific inventor Sterling Elliott, this beloved museum hosts an interactive collection of antique automobiles, vintage boats and an impressive baseball collection.

Connect with Nature

Take a break from the beach at the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center in Stuart. This 57-acre marine life nature center is home to a fish lagoon, nature trails, a sea turtle pavilion, a sea star touch tank and a reef ray! Also offering opportunities to get up close and personal with Martin County’s flora and fauna, the Hobe Sound Nature Center is dedicated to promoting environmental awareness.

Shop 'Til You Drop

The communities of Stuart, Jensen and Hobe Sound are paradise for shopaholics of all ages. Treat yourself to a new pair of shoes and a pedicure at Tootsies in downtown Stuart, stock up on beach-inspired styles at Juno Girl Boutique in Hobe Sound or shop for your favorite brands at Treasure Coast Square Mall in Jensen Beach. No matter your style, Martin County has a shop to suit your needs.

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