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Beaches, Parks & Ecotourism

 

You won't regret clearing your calendar and spending a day at our award-winning Bathtub Beach, named by "Road & Travel" magazine as one of the "Top 10 Family-Friendly Beaches in the U.S." Martin County's other pristine beaches cater to swimmers, surfers, and fans of nesting sea turtles.  Eco-tourism opportunities include horseback rides, bird watching excursions and visits to our acclaimed parks and beaches.

 

Boating Enthusiasts

 

It doesn't take long for watersport enthusiasts to discover why Martin County is known as the "Sailfish Capital of the World." Our proximity to the Gulf Stream provides a plethora of marine life, and the shore is dotted with more than 20 marinas, fishing and sightseeing charters and bait and tackle shops. Enjoy world-class fishing within a 10-mile radius of the St. Lucie Inlet or a leisurely cruise to coves, islands and Lake Okeechobee.
 

 

Golf, Tennis & Recreation

 

If golf is your game, you can practice your swing on courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Arnold Palmer and Chi Chi Rodriquez. Martin County is dotted with dozens of well-kept and challenging public and private golf courses designed to test all skill levels.
 

 

Downtown Stuart

 

Wind down the day with dinner at a quaint sidewalk café, a quick stop into an eclectic shop and finish with a stroll along the riverfront-just one way to end another day in paradise.
 

 

Lyric Theatre

 

The Lyric Theatre has been a hub for quality entertainment on the Treasure Coast for nearly a century. Built as a silent movie hours in 1926, the restored theater draws more than 80,000 audience members every year.
 

 

Elliott Museum

 

The Elliott Museum, currently undergoing a complete renovation, houses an eclectic collection of American antiques, decorative arts, baseball memorabilia and vintage automobiles.


Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center

 

Situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon, the 527-acre Hutchinson Island nature center features coastal reef aquariums, a stingray exhibit, a game fish lagoon, a touch tank, nature trails and more.


Courthouse Cultural Center and Gallery

 

Managed by the Arts Council, which serves Stuart and Martin County, the Court house Cultural Center Gallery hosts an array of exhibitions by top artists.