Hutchinson Island, Florida
is a barrier island in the middle of the Treasure Coast of
Florida, stretching a narrow 23 miles through both St. Lucie
and Martin Counties with the Atlantic Coast on the east and
the Indian River on the west. With an abundance of wildlife,
natural beaches, and year around beautiful weather, the
island offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for
everyone including boating, golfing, sailing, swimming,
fresh water or deep sea fishing, shelling, horseback riding,
bird watching, and surfing.
|Other points of
interest on the island include
The House of
Refuge: A National Historic Site for
shipwreck survivors and the oldest structure
on the Treasure Coast.
Museum: A cultural and educational facility
offering art, history, invention and
innovation to create an exciting visitor
experience for all ages.
Oceanographic Society: An educational and
on-going research facility for South
Navy UDT-SEAL Museum: The only museum in the
world dedicated exclusively to the elite
warriors of Naval Special Warfare.
through September Hutchinson Island becomes one of the most
important nesting areas for loggerhead turtles in the world.
The nest are carefully monitored and well marked on the
beaches and whether you rent a water front condo or hotel
room be sure to get up in the morning and look for the
amenities available right on the island such as grocery
stores, gas stations, beachside restaurants, motels and
more, one would never have to venture to the mainland.
However, just across the Indian River are the quaint
communities of Stuart, Jensen Beach and Fort Pierce rich in
history and culture, great local dining, shopping, and local
Even though the island has everything you need, much of the
island is left natural as the day it was when discovered,
making it a wonderful sanctuary for the wildlife. It's not
sculpted by endless rows of hedges like some of the islands
just south of us but still very wild and free of man's
hands. It has an abundance of public beach outlets welcoming
our visitors. And you don't have to pay to park at any of
them!!! The beaches are not overcrowded and most times
you'll find you have the beach to yourself. The people are
all friendly, courteous and very laid back. You will often
see people strolling the beach with a glass of wine.
While Hutchinson Island is probably one of the most
beautiful place in Florida it may also be one of itís best
kept secrets and we'd sorta like to keep it that way, as we
like our non-crowded island. Please don't all pack your
trunks and head for Hutchinson Island all at once. Check
with each other's itinerary and spread yourselves throughout
the year but don't share our secret with your neighbors,
family and friends. This is between you and I. HAHA! Say, "hello!" to us when you see us on the beach!
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