Several Stuart area marinas are located in the Manatee Pocket, an area protected from the elements in Stuart. Known to locals as Salerno, this entire area was a fishing village for many decades. Many fishermen still live in the area today. Just a few minutes to the inlet, these Stuart area marinas offer everything the angler in you wants or needs for boating and fishing. 

Pirate's Cove Resort And Marina Salerno

Pirate's Cove, in Stuart is a long time favorite area for boating, hanging out, dancing, great restaurants and fun. Stay at the Pirate's Cove Resort and Marina and capture old Florida charm with all the amenities. Newly updated rooms for that extra special feeling while enjoying the amenities. If you live here, this is a great place to recommend when folks visit from out of town. With a full service marina, bait and tackle, restaurant and banquet facilities, laundry, limited pet friendly rooms, swimming pool and showers, it's the perfect place to relax.

Shrimpers Grill And Raw Bar is a favorite for stopping in on your way home or to relax after boating. With great happy hour drinks and delicious appetizers, it hits the spot. You can pull right up to the restaurant in your boat (depending on size). The menu makes my mouth water. A little secret, it's near some of the best snook fishing on the Treasure Coast. Manatee Island Bar and Grill is another favorite. With some of the best restaurants on the coast, the Pocket, as we locals call it, is alive with lots to see and do.

Waterway Marina Stuart

Waterway Marina has slip spaces for rent on a daily or monthly basis and is located just north of the Old Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart. If you're delight is river cruising, you can choose the north or south forks of the St Lucie River, or capture the breathtaking views from the Indian River Lagoon. Both are full of wildlife. 

A short walk across the bridge takes you into Old Downtown Stuart. The lovely boutiques, restaurants, antiques and the Lyric Theatre make it a special area along Flagler and Osceola. Memorial Park, a few blocks away on East Ocean has grassy spaces, foot paths, a pond and a bridge for beautiful photos. It's a favorite for wedding ceremonies and on the other side of the Old Courthouse stands a beautiful gazebo ready and waiting for the next bride and groom.

Fort Pierce Inlet Marina

Fort Pierce Inlet Marina offers beautiful apartments and is walking distance to restaurants and shopping. Very close to the inlet, you'll be on that beautiful Atlantic Ocean in just a few minutes. Downtown Ft. Pierce is great for exploring. Much of the area has been gentrified in recent years and there's lots to do. Stuart area marinas are full of amenities.

Sailfish Marina of Stuart

Sailfish Marina of Stuart is the closest marina to the St Lucie Inlet. Wet slips and dry boat storage are available, as well as a boatyard, charters, and more. The outstanding selection at Fish Heads of Stuart is close by for all your bait and tackle needs. Several waterfront restaurants are just a few blocks away.

The Jib Club Jupiter

Jupiter Inlet to the south has many great marinas to choose from. The Jib Club on Jupiter Island provides wet and dry slips including transient storage, and a ship store, for last minute items. Close to the inlet, you'll be trolling or deep sea fishing in no time. About two minutes from the Atlantic, this intracoastal waterway marina is close to the ocean. There's great fishing in the inlet.

Jupiter Island is chock full of great beaches and one of the most scenic drives in Florida. Check out Blowing Rock Preserve on the island while taking in the view. Toward the north end is Hobe Sound Beach, where you can take a picnic, fish and swim. Restrooms, showers and a covered pavilion make it a want-to-see oceanfront beach. Ample parking except during peak season.

The Black Pearl Marina

The Black Pearl Marina located north of the Jupiter Inlet has accessibility 24/7 with free ice, and a waterfront patio with outside bar and grill. Close to the Jupiter Inlet, this marina provides the necessities for a day on the water. 

Carefree Boat Club

Carefree Boat Club in Ft. Pierce offers waterfront dining, laundry, dock carts, free Wi-Fi and cable, a fitness room and heated pool. There's something for everyone at this outstanding marina.


For more information on Stuart area marinas, contact Treasure Coast Insider Blogger, Mona Leonard at 772-530-6131.