Welcome to a place that is culturally vibrant yet laid-back, welcome to the Treasure Coast. Here, you can have the opportunity to relax, be adventurous and make lasting memories. With thousands of miles of untouched land, undeveloped coastline, and many diverse shops and restaurants, there is no shortage of fun-filled activities in this coastal region of Florida.
Located on the southeastern coast of Florida, Treasure Coast is comprised on three counties including Martin County, St. Lucie County, and Indian River County. If you’re looking to explore this coastal region, simply read on for information on the area and the don’t-miss attractions that make The Treasure Coast a popular residential and vacation destination. Take a look!
What’s in a name?
The Treasure Coast name’s origin goes back to the 18th century. In the early 1800s a fleet of Spanish ships carrying gold, silver, and precious jewels crashed and sank right off the southeastern Florida coast. The treasure sank and can still be found washed up on shore to this day. This unfortunate blunder gave this area its well-deserved name making the Treasure Coast not just a great place for relaxation, but also an ideal spot for modern day treasure hunting.
Sebastian Inlet State Park
The Treasure Coast’s biggest attraction is its thriving wildlife. Here, there are so many natural wonders to enjoy and many coastal adventures to embark on. You may find yourself wondering how to fit it all in, but we’ve got a few ideas for the water enthusiasts!
Sebastian Inlet State Park, located in Indian River County, is a premier saltwater fishing spot. The park contains three miles of gorgeous beaches that provide perfect opportunities for surfing, swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, beachcombing and more! This park is a true beach lovers paradise. Surfers from around the world flock to the park to catch some of the best waves in Florida. For the calmer visitor, the untouched beaches are ideal for collecting shells, observing sea turtle nests or fishing from one of the jetties that run into the Atlantic. You can even spend the night at the park’s campground or simply park your boat for the day to explore the land. You won’t want to miss this gorgeous natural attraction!
Offshore and Inshore Fishing
For the more serious fisherman, you can spend the day fishing the water that The Treasure Coast is known for. Catch a Fort Pierce Fishing Charter in St. Lucie County for a world-class offshore fishing experience that you won’t soon forget. If inshore fishing is more of your thing, the Indian River Lagoon is ideal for making the perfect catch. Top of the line fishing charters are plentiful in The Treasure Coast and guides are knowledgeable of the area so that you can learn the best spots and strategies for making your dream catch.
Blowing Rocks Preserve
Head to Martin County to experience Blowing Rocks Preserve! This is the largest rocky, limestone shoreline on the United States Atlantic coast. The ecosystem that is found here is quickly disappearing from many Florida islands. In fact, there are many endangered plants and animals that call Blowing Rocks Preserve home, including the rare loggerhead, green and leatherback sea turtles.
Experience this unique rocky shoreline by indulging in some swimming, snorkeling or simply observing the rare birds, plants and animals along their three hiking trails.
Snorkel a Shipwreck
Have you ever wanted to explore a real life shipwreck? Well, you’re in luck! Indian River County’s Vero Beach is home to one of the most famous shallow water wrecks, the SS Breconshire. On this exciting excursion, you’ll have the opportunity to go beneath the crystal blue waters to witness an ever-changing landscape of colorful coral and vibrant marine life. Marvel at the historic shipwreck that lives below and try to spot your very own underwater treasures
After your snorkeling experience, head over to The McLarty Treasure Museum in Vero Beach to see artifacts, dioramas, cannons and a film about the one of most famous shipwrecks in the area, the 1715 Fleet disaster.
Located in Martin County, Stuart, Florida’s historic downtown was voted the #1 Happiest Seaside Town by Coastal Living. You’ll quickly understand why when you see the countless local restaurants, shops, art galleries, music venues, and more. Many boaters love this downtown due to its many docking and waterfront dining opportunities.
As you explore the beautiful Treasure Coast this summer and beyond, be sure to stop by South Florida Yachts and say “hi” at our Treasure Coast location right in Stuart. We offer an amazing selection of boats and are one of the top Robalo dealers in the state of Florida. We pride ourselves on treating each and every client in a personal and professional manner with the ultimate goal of placing you on your dream boat. Contact us today to discover the perfect vessel for your Treasure Coast expedition!