They say the best things in life are free. That statement is certainly true in Martin County, Florida. Visiting some of Martin County’s most iconic sights won’t cost you a dime. With its beachside beauty, Martin County offers a wide array of things to do – even if you’re on a budget.
Plan a Beach Day
Martin County, Florida’s beloved beaches are completely FREE to visit! That is correct. There are absolutely no fees to soak up the sun or dig your toes in the sand. Whether you’re headed to Hobe Sound Beach or Tiger Shores Beach, all you need is a beach towel to have the perfect, cash-free day in the sun and sand.
Hike the Trails
An eco-tourism haven, Martin County is home to 93,000 acres of conservation land and parks. That is a lot of land begging to be explored, so lace up your walking shoes and start exploring Martin County’s many trails by foot. While on your outdoor adventure, you may spot animals like the gopher tortoise at Halpatiokee Regional Park or identify over 4,300 species of plants and animals along the St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park. Learn more about Martin County’s eco-tourism offerings here.
Take To Two Wheels
If walking is too slow for you, pull your bicycle out of storage and hit the pavement! Indian River Drive, The Martin Grade and A1A near Sewall’s Point to MacArthur Boulevard are both popular, scenic routes amongst local cyclists. New to cycling, Jupiter Island’s even elevation and limited traffic is perfect for a cycling novice. If you’re in need of a bicycle, several local companies, like Stuart Scoot Bicycle & Scooter Rentals, offer bike rentals for very low prices.
Dance the Day Away
Every Thursday night from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m., downtown Jensen Beach celebrates its local artisan community. This weekly celebration is called Jammin’ Jensen and features local arts, crafts, music and family entertainment. Located only 6 miles south of Jensen Beach is the community of Stuart. If you visit downtown Stuart on a Sunday afternoon, you will experience Rock’n Riverwalk, an open air concert on the Riverwalk Stage. Both Jammin’ Jensen and Rock’n Riverwalk are completely FREE to attend!
Get Inspired by Local Artists
Located on the waterfront of Manatee Pocket in Port Salerno, The Fish House Art Center and Gallery has ten resident artists’ studios including painters, glass artists and ceramic sculptors. The public is welcome and encouraged to stop by to see the artists hard at work, free of charge.