Locals and tourists agree: Martin County’s quaint shorelines are the perfect place to disconnect. With miles and miles of peaceful beaches, beautiful water, and natural sand dunes, there’s no better time to turn off your cell phone and soak up the incredible ambiance of Old Florida.
Bathtub Beach is the southernmost public beach on Hutchinson Island, and a favorite spot of families and beachgoers of all ages. At low tide, the calm, crystal-clear water is warmed by the sun’s rays and protected from the breaking surf by the reef and rock formations. This “bathtub” effect makes it a perfect outing for wading, snorkeling, and enjoying the sun, and has repeatedly earned it the title of “one of the best beaches in Martin County.”
This public access beach is officially called Jensen Sea Turtle Beach, but is known more colloquially as simply “Jensen Beach”. Locals and visitors flock to this wide sandy beach on the edge of Hutchinson Island and the Atlantic Ocean, for picnics, volleyball, clean bathrooms and showers, and lunch at The Sand Dune Café—open seven days a week.
Take the scenic drive east on SE Bridge Rd through the tree canopy and you’ll find yourself at Hobe Sound Public Beach Park. This guarded beach is a great spot for breezily soaking up the sun and enjoying a warm day with family and friends.
Stuart Beach is located across from the Elliott Museum and the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center. The park offers a variety of amenities including covered picnic areas, beach volleyball courts, basketball courts, and clean restrooms with showers. Grab a snack or lunch at the Chef Shack and enjoy your day at one of Martin County’s favorite beaches.