Whether you're interested in riding horseback on a beach, or cooking out with friends, Stuart area beaches have lots to offer. With facilities for parties, volleyball courts, restrooms and free parking, there are plenty to choose from. Some Stuart area beaches are great for large groups and families, while others are little secret getaways!

Stuart Beach 

Stuart Beach offers basketball, volleyball, restrooms, pavilions, a concession stand, picnic tables, grills, and a playground... not to mention great fishing. Stuart Beach is ADA accessible and guarded. With lots of free parking, it's a Treasure Coast favorite. Easy access to this beach makes it a favorite for weddings, picnics and birthdays. It's open 24 hours a day and alcohol is permitted. 

Causeway Beach, Stuart

Causeway Beach is a great spot for avid fisherman and folks that love being on the water. With pavilions, grills, and a boat ramp for your toys, Causeway Beach faces the beautiful Indian River Lagoon. It's perfect for kayaking and canoeing. If you don't have a boat, there's large swaths of seawall waiting for you to cast under the bridge. Causeway Beach is home to the Annual Stuart Boat Races. There's fun for the entire family. Restrooms and ADA accessible.

Jensen Beach

The attraction can't be mistaken at Jensen Beach. Amenities include a concession stand and a beautiful, spacious pavilion available for rental. Showers and restrooms are nearby and the boardwalk will get you to the beach pronto! Jensen Beach has volleyball, surfing, fishing and is ADA accessible and guarded.

Bathtub Reef Beach, Stuart

This reef-encircled beach is perfect for young families, especially at low tide. Teach your kids all the wonders of the aquatic life here. If you like snorkeling or diving, you'll love Bathtub Beach. Just minutes away from the House of Refuge and other wonderful beaches to explore.

Frederick Douglass Memorial Park, Ft. Pierce

If you're up for horseback riding, this is the beach for you! It has restrooms, showers, a pavilion, picnic tables and grills. It's ADA compliant and guarded during the summer. Equestrian trails abound in this beautiful Hutchinson Island area. With these amenities, you're sure to enjoy the day!

House of Refuge Beach, Stuart

Great beach for snorkeling and swimming. This thinly-sliced south end of Hutchinson Island has a long history. Used as a beacon in storms, the House of Refuge was built in 1876. The Treasure Coast is named for the ships that sunk off our shores carrying heavily-laden treasures of gold, silver, coins, jewels and more.

The shipwreck of the Georges Valentine is only 100 yards off the rocky coastline for your snorkeling or diving enjoyment. The House of Refuge has great onshore rocks make it a hot spot for photo-taking especially when the rocks are blowing!

Jaycee Park, Vero Beach

There's lots to enjoy at Jaycee Park Beach. It's ADA accessible and has grills, picnic areas, a pavilion, restrooms, a playground and lots more. Food vendors make it easy to quench your thirst or grab a bite to eat. Vero's barrier island is stunning with an abundance of old Florida foliage and trees. I used to ride up and down the streets admiring the majestic oak trees these fortunate residents have in their very own yards.

Chastain Beach, Stuart

This beautiful Stuart beach, located next to Bathtub Beach, has restrooms, showers, picnic tables, grills, and fishing. It's also guarded during part of the year. This area of Hutchinson Island is a thin strip of land just north of Sailfish Point on the inlet. It's close to everything and a little quieter than Stuart Beach. 

Tiger Shores Beach, Stuart

Just two miles south of Jensen Beach, this quiet little gem is a locals' secret. Hidden among condos, this public beach is perfect for a quiet walk on the beach, or cooking out with friends. It has showers and is ADA compliant. Locals come to kite and wind surf here, but don't be fooled. It's deserted much of the time if you'd like some space.

South Causeway Island, Ft. Pierce

In Fort Pierce, South Causeway Island Beach has a museum, boat ramps, grills, picnic areas and a playground. This beach is on the Indian River Lagoon. Just to the west of the Atlantic, South Causeway Island Beach has calm, beautiful blue/green water and it's protected from rough seas.

Juno Beach

One of the best beaches in Palm Beach County, Juno Beach has a great pier with a bate shop and snack bar. It also has outdoor showers, restrooms and 300 feet of guarded beach front. The water here is amazing. It's a personal favorite.

Hobe Sound Beach

As one of Martin County's most cherished beaches, Hobe Sound Beach is a local favorite. This beach is guarded with a large pavilion, restrooms, showers, and water fountains. Surfers love this beach and can be seen here often. Coming through the Banyan trees before the little draw bridge, it almost feels like you're in a time capsule. This great beach is at the east end of Bridge Rd in Hobe Sound on Jupiter Island.

Walton Rocks Beach, Jensen Beach

This beach has gone to the dogs! This off-leash dog park was established on 24 acres of beach property so canines can romp in the sand and surf. Walton Rocks has pavilions, picnic tables, restrooms, and fishing. Looking to wear Fido out and get some sunshine? This is the spot.

Blind Creek Beach - Clothing Optional, Ft. Pierce

Located toward the north end of Hutchinson Island, this beach is one of the few "clothing optional" beaches in the area. Although amenities are lacking, it's a great beach for the free spirited and you can walk to local restaurants... where clothing is required.


For more Stuart area beaches, contact Mona Leonard, your local area Realtor and Blogger for Treasure Coast Insider. For more info, contact her at 772.530.6131