It’s hard to believe, but Father’s Day is already right around the corner. Instead of procrastinating (or getting dad a tie…again) consider surprising him with a relaxing escape to Martin County!
Tucked away on the tranquil shores of the Treasure Coast, Martin County is teeming with activities and attractions that pops is sure to love. From fishing and family-friendly spots to epic outdoor adventures, we’ve got it all. Trust us when we say, there’s something for him to enjoy, no matter what he’s into! Here are some ideas to help you start planning an unforgettable escape.
For the History Buff:
Is dad obsessed with the History Channel? Luckily for him, Martin County has a rich historic legacy. Sign up for our free “Martin County Historic Preservation Trail” and follow along to learn more about these local gems while you see them firsthand! We also have a collection of fascinating museums he’ll appreciate. Examples include the Elliott Museum, the Stuart Heritage Museum, and the Road to Victory Military Museum.
For the Fishing Fanatic:
Martin County is home to world-class fishing, and there are more than 800 different fish species found in our waters! Over the years, multiple state and world fishing records have even been set here. Our communities sit on the most bio-diverse lagoon ecosystem in the Northern Hemisphere (the St. Lucie Inlet) and our waters mark the start of the Florida Coral Reef Tract. With a range of deep sea fishing charters and plenty of inshore, offshore, freshwater fishing opportunities, there’s something suited for every dad – whether he’s an expert angler or casual caster.
For the Beach Bum:
A trip to the Sunshine State wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the beach! Tell dad to turn off his cell phone and soak up the incredible ambiance of the Martin County shore. More than 22 miles of uncrowded beaches, beautiful water, and natural sand dunes await, from Hobe Sound to Jensen Beach (with hundreds more in between). He can spend his days working on his tan, splashing in the waves, searching for seashells, or even taking a surfing lesson!
For the Foodie:
If dad’s a bit of a gastronome, he’ll feel right at home here in Martin County. Our quaint slice of paradise simmers with enticing flavors, unique culinary experiences, and mouthwatering dishes. Al fresco or indoors, casual or extravagant, New World or “Floribbean” – Martin County plates it all. From waterfront views to charming villages, our locally-owned restaurants serve up incredible flavors to satisfy every taste (and budget). Plus, everything is served with a side of hometown hospitality and service!
For the Golfing Guru:
Is your father an aspiring golf pro? Let him swing by the shore in sunny South Florida! Martin County boasts more than 28 world-class golf courses — all within 15 minutes and set against the picturesque coastal landscapes. The area has a natural sand ridge that stands out alongside the Treasure Coast’s typically flat terrain. Don’t miss the brand new Sailfish Sands Golf Course or one of these challenging options. After all, there’s a reason why more than 100 professional golfers live in Martin County. It’s a favorite for pro athletes and amateurs alike.
For the Thrill-Seeker:
There are countless ways to get your blood pumping in Martin County. During their visit, daredevil dads can embark on a range of epic adventures on the water, land, or air. They can spend an afternoon cycling along our 80+ miles of paths and trails, exploring the wilderness on horseback, or watching wildlife during a stand-up paddle tour. In the mood to try something new? Book a hydrofoil or kiteboarding adventure! And for the extreme thrill-seekers, consider going scuba diving or joining a shark diving excursion!
For the Outdoorsman:
In addition to offering more than 22 miles pristine beaches, Martin County also features more than 100,000 acres of parks and conservation lands! From hidden pockets to sprawling parks, there are plenty of places for dad to reconnect with Mother Nature. Popular spots include Phipps Park and Campground, Halpatiokee Regional Park, and Jonathan Dickinson State Park. So whether he wants to spend a couple hours in the great outdoors or a few days camping in the wilderness — we’ve got you covered!