Martin County draws talented photographers from near and far. All year long, we see the beautiful photos that visitors and locals capture while exploring our little slice of paradise. Here, natural wonders, charming downtown districts, and picture-perfect attractions are commonplace. From colorful cityscapes to picturesque parks and secret stretches of sand, there are Instagram-worthy moments around every turn. So today, we’re compiling some of the most photogenic spots found in Martin County. What are you waiting for? Grab your camera and get ready to snap some stunning shots!
Bridge Road, The Grade, and St. Lucie Blvd.
Each of these scenic drives look like a fairytale world. The towering tree tunnels make for great photographs – especially when the light hits just right. Take a drive and see for yourself!
The Colorful Artist Cottages in Downtown Jensen Beach
Have you ever been to this adorable little pocket of Downtown Jensen Beach? A collection of rainbow-colored cottages serve as artist studios and make for the perfect photo subject. Pop in to shop around and see the artists at work.
House of Refuge at Gilbert’s Bar
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Sprawling more than 17 square miles, this state park is located just south of Stuart. Witness wildlife in 13 natural habitats including sand pine, scrub pine, flatwoods, mangroves, and river swamps. The Loxahatchee River (Florida’s first federally designated Wild and Scenic River) also runs through the park. Oh and don’t miss out on Hobe Mountain!
Blowing Rocks Preserve
Blowing Rocks Preserve is easily one of the coolest beaches in Martin County. It also boasts the largest Anastasia limestone shoreline on the Atlantic Coast! Visit during high tide to see the waves crash up through the craggy rock formations.
Stuart is nicknamed “the Sailfish Capital of the World” and the sailfish symbol can be seen all throughout the city. The charming downtown district is dotted with waterfront restaurants, cute boutiques, a winding Riverwalk, and more! You’ll fall in love with this seaside escape.
Indian RiverSide Park
Found in Jensen Beach, Indian RiverSide Park is a popular family favorite. Home to attractions like the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, the U.S. Sailing Center of Martin County, and Frances Langford Dockside Pavilion – there’s no shortage of awesome subject matter!
The Roosevelt Bridge
Bridges always make for beautiful photos, but the Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart really does the trick. This segmental bridge looks great any time of day – but it will really take your breath away once the sun sets. It was even named one of the “Most Stunning Bridges in the World” by Travel + Leisure!
Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center
With its 750,000-gallon game fish lagoon, Rays on the Reef stingray exhibit, and miles of nature trails, the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center is a treasure trove of picturesque moments. Here, you can get up close and personal with marine life like nurse sharks, starfish, and rescued sea turtles. There’s even an octopus inside the brand-new Ocean EcoCenter!
Indiantown’s Rustic Charm
To get an authentic taste of Old Florida, take a drive into Indiantown. Here, miles upon miles of pastoral farmlands are home to livestock like cattle, goats, chicken, horses, and more. Visit spots like the historic Seminole Inn and Allapattah Flats Wildlife Management Area for rustic photo opps.
Peck Lake Park
Peck Lake Park is located immediately south of the St. Lucie Inlet, close to the Hobe Sound Nature Center. Swing by this natural and peaceful park to capture images of Florida’s unspoiled wilds. Then stroll along the boardwalk, which ends with sweeping views of the intracoastal waterway.