Imagine the gentle power of warm, welcoming waves, perfectly sandy beaches, and weather that leaves you wanting more. Welcome to a St. Lucie getaway. What is that something more you’ll experience? World-class fishing, water sports, mastering golf swings, or retail treasures. Whether by water, by land, or around town, St. Lucie’s greatest gems are yours to explore.
The quiet town is home to the highest point in Florida. The point is called “Hobe Mountain,” which is 86 feet above sea level! Pretty impressive for the flat state of Florida. Hobe Mountain is actually an ancient sand dune located in Jonathan Dickinson State Park.
Walking along the boardwalk in Peck Lake Park, 8108 Gomez Ave., feels like stepping into Old Florida. Native plants, flatwoods, mangroves and swamps surround you. Once you reach the end of the short boardwalk, you’re on a spoil island and are offered beautiful views of the intracoastal and a tranquil beach. There’s a large pavilion and picnic areas, so pack a lunch, enjoy the quiet and take in the view. The park is adjacent to the Nathaniel P. Reed Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge.
Located on Florida’s Treasure Coast, Stuart is the largest of four incorporated municipalities in Martin County. The estimated population is 16,237 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Stuart is the 126th largest city in Florida based on official 2019 estimates from the US Census Bureau.
Martin County Florida is such a beautiful place to live. The Stuart area, also known as the “Sailfish Capital of the World,” has been recommended as one of the top six locations to retire in the United States. Martin County, Florida is a treasure trove of great restaurants, educational activities, and outdoor adventures. Hobe Sound, Hutchinson Island, Indiantown, Jensen Beach, Palm City, Jupiter Island, Port Salerno Sewall’s Point, Stuart, and Tequesta make up Martin County. Each area is worth getting to know. Whether you can visit for a week or only a weekend, come discover what Martin County, Florida has to offer!
Port Salerno in Martin County has so many places to see. There are ample restaurants to choose from, and all right on the water. The waterfront views are wonderful and the home prices remain affordable. You’re sure to see plenty of manatee popping up to say hello while you dine, visit, or live on the Saint Lucie River in Port Salerno.