- Indian River Drive
The name says it all for Indian River Drive. Part of Florida’s 130-mile Indian River Scenic Highway, Indian River Drive provides an opportunity to leave behind the busy main roads and tourist traps for a leisurely cruise up Florida’s coast. Get a glimpse of the simplicity and realness of the true Florida with the Indian River Lagoon on one side and historic Floridian houses on the other. Winding its way through the heart of downtown Jensen Beach, the drive is perfect for any time of day. In the morning, glimpse the sunrise over the lagoon; drive through for an afternoon in Jensen Beach, greeted by the bright and shining river; and at night, see the water lit by the sunset while old Florida docks stretch out in the beauty. Relaxing, quiet and coastal, Indian River Drive also offers access to Indian RiverSide Park and numerous fishing cottages for a quiet, tropical getaway.
- NE Ocean Boulevard
After crossing over onto Hutchinson Island from Stuart’s mainland, drivers are ushered down the incredible beach road of Ocean Boulevard. With access to most Martin County beaches found off this thoroughfare, there are innumerable reasons to take the drive. As a barrier island, Hutchinson Island provides both river and beach views so at dusk, you can view stunning sunsets over the river and reflected onto the ocean just across the road. With convenient access to hotels and restaurants, NE Ocean Boulevard is the perfect destination for a relaxing tropical getaway.
- MacArthur Boulevard
MacArthur Boulevard is Martin County’s go-to beach road, carving and leaning its way through the dunes. MacArthur Boulevard is a relaxing ride, complete with the sound of crashing waves and the invigorating smell of salt water. Crossing the narrowest parts of Hutchinson Island, the road offers visitors views of the river and the ever-rolling, blue ocean, while providing access to six of Martin County’s beaches, including the famous Bathtub Reef beach and many hidden stretches of shoreline.
- Martin Grade
The Martin Grade Scenic Highway stretches 12 miles from western Palm City to the near edge of Lake Okeechobee. Above, the sky is woven with ancient oaks, bejeweled with moss and native birds. Hardly altered from when the road was originally carved out, swamp and forest still surround “The Grade,” and Florida’s famous alligators are never far away. A bypass between the coastal paradise of Martin County’s Atlantic coast and the rich fishing culture of Lake Okeechobee, the path ends in Allapattah Flats Wildlife Management Area, which features activities such as hiking, biking, horseback riding and a primitive campground.
- A1A through Hobe Sound
A drive south on A1A from Downtown Port Salerno offers glimpses of Florida’s native fishermen and its natural beauty. Palm, oak and pine trees create a forest of old Florida charm with island vibes and an adventuresome spirit. When the forest breaks, it is only to reveal the characteristic buildings and communities of Martin County’s hidden gem of Hobe Sound, home to restaurants, cultural centers and some of the best local beaches. A1A also provides access to US1.