By Robin Draper   Martin County is a sparkling jewel along Florida’s Treasure Coast, bordered by Lake Okeechobee to the west, and by the deep blue Atlantic Ocean to the east. It is distinguished by diverse natural beauty and a public commitment to environmental protection. Numerous parks, preserves and refuges make this area an ideal...
Do you have a thirst for the arts? If so, there’s no better destination in all of Florida than Martin County, home to eight perfect communities along Florida’s Atlantic Coast, including Stuart, named the 2016 Happiest Seaside Town by Coastal Living magazine. The county has a wealth of reasons why it’s one of the state’s...
By: Terry Gibson / Visit Florida www.visitflorida.com One of the most beautiful and fascinating stretches of barrier island in Martin County, and for that matter in all of Florida, is Blowing Rocks Preserve, on Jupiter Island, just south of Hobe Sound and north of Jupiter. In 1969, residents of Jupiter Island donated 73 acres of intact beach, dune and reef...
By Kelly Jadon Florida is the birthplace of the American cowboy. Horses in the Americas came first to Florida, introduced by the Spanish in the 1500s. From this stock came Cracker horses which herded longhorn cattle, another first in the United States. This is the heritage of Martin County: The Land of the Cowboy Martin County,...
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Top off an unforgettable day at the beach with these deliciously decadent desserts. Ice Cream at Coconut Island Creamery Coconut Island Creamery in Port Salerno offers a plethora of creamy and delicious ice cream flavors ranging from classic to unique. Craving banana cream pie? Coconut Island Creamery has a flavor for that! Need a palate...
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The beginning of a new year means twelve months of unforgettable Martin County events! Make sure to add these late winter festivals and shows to your 2017 to-do list. Stuart Boat Show When: January 13 – 15 Where: The show spans over four locations including HMY’s Waterway Marina, Apex Marine, Stuart Harbor and more. Every...
Tucked away in a scenic corner of Martin County is the charming coastal community of Port Salerno. This unincorporated town spans only four miles but is full of stunning sights and sounds. Keep reading to find out why Port Salerno is one of Florida’s best kept secrets. In the 1920s, a small settlement of immigrants from...
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As Coastal Living Magazine’s pick for “America’s Happiest Seaside Town,” Stuart, Florida—and the rest of Martin County—has a pretty nice handle on happy hour dining. For dinner and a show, snag a seat at one of these waterside restaurants, then finish your evening with shopping, art galleries, live music, and a stroll along one of...
When you picture south Florida, you probably imagine blue water, crashing waves and white sand. But did you know that our region is also teeming with impressive wildlife? The Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge and Hobe Sound Nature Center offer unbeatable opportunities to get up close and personal with the local wildlife. Keep reading for...
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As soon as Thanksgiving ends, holiday shopping season kicks into high gear.  Luckily, Martin County is home to a slew of high-end boutiques, quirky shops, outdoor markets and more!   J. McLaughlin The McLaughlin brothers have been selling classic clothes with current relevance since 1977. This Hobe Sound spot offers everything from leather fringe skirts...
Chilly temperatures got you down? If shoveling your driveway and scraping ice off your car sound less appealing than stand up paddle boarding and white sand beaches, it’s time to start planning a warm winter getaway to Martin County. Warmer Temperatures With average high temperatures in the 70’s, December in Martin County is far from...
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  Soak up the sun and enjoy the outdoors while dining on pleasant patios at these Martin County restaurants.   Manatee Island Bar & Grill Dine under a tiki hut-inspired roof lined with lifesavers and festive flags at Manatee Island Bar & Grill in Port Salerno, Florida. Located at the end of Manatee Pocket, this restaurant has...
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Reconnect with your loved one at these romantic spots in Martin County, Florida. Inn Shepards’ Park  Snuggle with your sweetie in a Key West-style home at the Inn Shepard’s Park, located in Stuart’s Riverfront Village. This adorable abode offers beautifully appointed rooms full of Old Florida Charm. Bright colors, romantic canopies and an impressive front...
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With scenic vistas and waterside routes, Martin County is a two-wheeled haven. Keep reading for our picks for the best bike rides in Martin County. Need to rent a bike? Check out Stuart Scoot Bicycle & Scooter Rentals. Halpatiokee Regional Park Located at Halpatiokee Regional Park, this 10-mile, single-track trail is perfect for a beginning...
We are excited to bring you our new insider’s guide to Music in Martin County, brought to you by our friends at Terra Fermata, the Treasure Coast’s premier outdoor concert venue set on a lush, tropical property in the heart of downtown Stuart. Terra Fermata is the ultimate nightly destination for live music, hand-selected and constantly-rotated craft beers,...
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