With miles of uncrowded beaches and year-round warm weather, it feels like it’s always summer in Martin County! That said, there’s just something extra special about the “official” summer months of May to August. Check out this itinerary, and see why local and tourists agree we’re the perfect place for fun in the sun this summer!
Maybe it should go without saying, but a Martin County beach vacation just isn’t complete without a trip (or several) to our beautiful beaches! Soak up the sun, and enjoy tons of fun, on Stuart, Bath Tub and Jensen Beach, the guarded beaches on Hutchison Island. There are also several more unguarded beaches on Hutchison Island where you can watch fisherman from the shore. Why pick just one spot? Try them all and find your favorite!
With its collection of antique shops, funky eateries, art galleries and nature parks, Hobe Sound is the picture-perfect definition of beach town charm. Take a drive along the iconic Bridge Road, a scenic drive in Hobe Sound, where beautiful banyan trees lead the way to Hobe Sound Beach, Hobe Sound Wildlife Refuge and Blowing Rocks Preserve. Does it look familiar? You’ve probably seen it before, as the drive as been photographed and painted countless times before. But you just can’t beat the real thing!
Peek through a rare window into Florida’s natural history, and see what South Florida’s Barrier islands looked like a century ago. Blowing Rocks is named for its rocky Anastasia limestone shoreline, the largest on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Catch a glimpse of one of Florida’s rarest surviving landscapes, an intact Florida dune habitat with beach sunflower, bay cedar, sea grape, and sea oats.
See how learning can be fun – and luxurious – aboard a Riding The Waves-Treasure Coast guided boat tour. Learn about our local ecosystem and natural environment from a certified Florida naturalist as you cruise along in your own private catamaran.
Surfing. Snorkeling. And so much more! Whatever your passion, age or experience level, Martin County has opportunities for watersport lovers. Make memories, and waves, with some of the most consistent surfing north along Florida’s coast. Pick your perfect spot for snorkeling and get an up-close view of the sea life below. Or simply go for a swim in the warm waters of South Florida. See why we’re a paradise for water lovers!
Want something more active than sunbathing, but more low-key than surfing? The best way to “sight-sea” is on a stand-up paddleboard, a.k.a. SUP for short. Take a leisurely SUP trip up the waterway and see if you can spot the manatees, dolphins, or even the occasional sea turtle. Catch a sunset, and enjoy the best views you’ll find anywhere. Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned pro, there’s no better place in South Florida (or dare we say, the world) for SUPing than Martin County.
Have you worked up an appetite after all this adventure? Check out The Twisted Tuna, the largest waterfront restaurant in Martin County. Feast your eyes on10,000 sq. ft. of indoor dining on two floors, then enjoy a feast with a special twist on everything from sushi to pizza. The Twisted Tuna offers lunch and dinner seven days a week, with three full bars, outdoor dining, and pet friendly accommodations.
Enjoy lunch and dinner at a local landmark. Conchy Joe’s is a South Florida tradition with a colorful history, from roaring parties in the 1920s, to rum running from the Bahamas. And the food is delicious, with exciting menu items served in a playful, tropical bar setting. Conchy Joe’s is a must-see on your Martin County trip.