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.