Jensen Beach, Florida

 

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Jensen Beach, tucked into Florida’s East Coast between Fort Pierce and West Palm Beach, once was known as the “Pineapple Capital of the World” and still holds an annual pineapple festival. Appropriately, the pineapple is a symbol of hospitality, and Jensen Beach lives up to this hallmark every day. With its major shopping centers, numerous specialty stores and unusual boutiques, the Jensen Beach area is renowned as a retail shopping center of the Treasure Coast. Jensen Beach also has earned a reputation for its seafood-intensive fine dining.  We had a great time at this beach area.

St. Lucie County Beaches, Florida

With over 21 miles of white sand, Port St. Lucie and St. Lucie County, Florida, offer visitors a diverse array of pristine, family-friendly beaches, making St. Lucie County one of the area’s most noted tourist attractions. Whether you’re visiting for a day or a week, here are a few beaches to include in your itinerary. We spent a a few minutes at each one of these and we may have missed one.  They are all wonderful clean family fun beaches.

We visited all these:  Blind Creek Riverside Beach,  Dollman B each,  Frederick Douglas Beach,  Herman’s Beach,  John Brooks Park Beach,  Ocean Bay Beach,  Walton Rock Beach, and Waveland Beach.

All in about a 20 mile stretch of A1A in St. Lucie County, Florida

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Avalon Beach, Florida (Vero Beach Area)

 

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Avalon Beach is an ocean to river community ideally situated on North Hutchinson Island, just south of Vero Beach, surrounded by park preserve lands.   The beach offers a firm sandy bottom and a beautiful view of the Florida coastline. Take a leisurely stroll and find the ‘gems’ we call seashells in a variety of beautiful shapes and colors. The park provides habitat for many species of wildlife. Threatened and endangered sea turtles, like the loggerhead, Atlantic green, and leatherback, nest on the beach during the spring and summer.

Pepper Beach Park, Florida and Navy Seal Museum (Ft. Pierce Area)

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Pepper Park Beach is a pretty beach with fine pale sand and blue-green water. A boardwalk leads you past scrubland where large turtles roam. Then you arrive at the beach where a cool breeze blows. The beach is wide open with condos in the distance. It’s great for a swim or building sand castles.

Just a short walk from Pepper Park Beach is the UDT-SEAL Museum. They share some of the same parking lot.  This is one place you need to visit if you come to Ft. Pierce, Florida.   It covers the history of the Navy Seal Unit since it was formed.  They do charge $10 her adult to visit inside.

This is well worth the visit.

Vero Beach, Florida

 

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Vero Beach is an elegant city with great beach area located along Florida’s Atlantic Coast, Vero Beach is a haven for golf, water sports and fishing. Peaceful beaches, museums, nature tours and a range of hotels make Vero Beach a terrific vacation destination and an important part of the region known as the Treasure Coast. Vero Beach also offers a fine selection of shops – both downtown and in large shopping malls – and delectable cuisine for all budgets.

The park we visited was a perfect place to park our car and walk down to the beach. You can eat or drink at one of the many eating places near this lovely beach area. Just down the street are many shops and hotels.  This is an A Plus beach to visit for either a day trip or a weekend get away.

South Beach at Vero Beach, Florida

There is an area just south of Vero Beach Park called South Beach.    The homes are just breath taking.  South Beach median real estate price is $725, 000 which is more expensive than 95.9% of the neighborhoods in Florida and 93.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.  A drive to this neighborhood is well worth the visit if you like to see Estate type homes located in a non-gated community. South Beach is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.  It has that wow factor!!

Round Island Beach Park at Vero Beach, Florida

Round Island Riverfront Park is located on North Hutchinson Island in Indian River County. The park has a small playground, a couple of picnic pavilions, and restrooms. There is also a wooden bridge and walkway over to the edge of the Indian River.