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The Treasure Coast is rich in its offerings of all-season attractions and activities for all ages. Below are just a few highlights of our area, many of which relate to our beautiful ocean and plentiful waterfronts.

Stuart/Jensen Beach Area

The Children's Museum: 
1707 NE Indian River Dr., Jensen Beach

The Children’s Museum is a family-friendly place that features over a dozen bright, creative and hands-on exhibits designed to spark discovery and creative thinking. Their philosophy is that children learn through play and, for the youngest among us, play provides the essential foundation for lifelong learning.

The Cowabunga Company:  
Hutchinson Island, Jensen Beach

Family owned and operated, The Cowabunga Company offers great beachfront fun for all ages. Join them for surf or skimboard lessons; private parties for kids and/or adults; family, corporate, or church events; seasonal student programs; bachelor/bachelorette events — and a rockin’ summer surf camp for kids age 5 to 15.

Elliot Musuem: 
825 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart

The Elliott Museum enriches the community through its wide variety of exhibits, collections, and lectures, all designed to serve the interests of the people who live in and visit the Treasure Coast.

You will enjoy the significant collection of classic cars, trucks, bicycles, and boats; baseball memorabilia; local history; Americana; a variety of art; a tribute to actress Frances Langford; rotating exhibits; and even a Foucault Pendulum. The Elliott Museum has been a treasure on the Treasure Coast since 1961!

Environmental Studies Center: 
2900 NE Indian River Dr., Jensen Beach

The Environmental Studies Center is operated by the Martin County Public School System. Offering a touch tank and a close-up encounter with a wide variety of fish and reptiles, the Center is home to a loggerhead sea turtle, baby alligators, a shark, and more! Serving and educating school children throughout the day, the Center is open to the public from 1:30 to 3:00 weekday afternoons and also offers a popular summer camp for children in grades 2 through 8.

Florida Oceanographic Society: 
890 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart

Located on 57 acres on Hutchinson Island, FOS houses the Society's headquarters, nature trails, 750,000-gallon game fish lagoon, sea turtle pavilion, children's activity pavilion, sea star touch tank pavilion, Rays on the Reef ray pavilion, and the Frances Langford Visitors' Center. With its coastal hardwood hammocks and mangrove swamp communities, the site provides excellent opportunities for education and research aimed at increasing visitors' knowledge of these unique environments.

The House of Refuge: 
301 SE MacArthur Blvd., Stuart

Step back in time to the turn of the century with a visit to the House of Refuge Museum at Gilbert’s Bar. Built as one of 10 original houses of refuge and now the only one that remains along the east coast of Florida, it is the oldest structure in Martin County and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1974.

Indian Riverside Park: 
1707 NE Indian River Dr., Jensen Beach

Indian Riverside Park is the premier family destination park in Martin County. The 63-acre park that sits along the Indian River lagoon and offers a half-mile of waterfront space, a three-quarter-mile walking path and mangrove boardwalk, a 780-foot fishing pier, a large free interactive play fountain, a beach, four picnic pavilions, beautifully landscaped gardens, and open grass fields.

Lady Stuart Deep Sea Fishing: 
Hutchinson Island Marriott Marina, 555 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart

Proclaimed as the best deep-sea fishing on the Treasure Coast, the Lady Stuart deep sea party boat trips include:

Free fishing gear, tackle, bait, and fishing license
Free fish cleaning service
Seating all around the boat
Enclosed cabin with booths/benches
Upper deck with seating
Helpful, friendly and experienced crew

New Wave Kiteboarding
3565 SE St. Lucie Blvd., Stuart

Offering kite, wake, and factory-authorized lessons and demos for Lift eFoil since 2007, New Wave Kiteboarding has been featured on The Travel Channel and in National Geographic as one of Florida’s top kiteboarding schools. Proud to offer professional coaching at its highest level, they will teach you to kiteboard/kitesurf, offering an unforgettable experience on the water. They have extensive experience training beginners, experts, professional riders and everyone in between.

Ohana Surf Shop
652 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart

Planning an exciting beach holiday? Worried about getting the right equipment for your next adventure? Ohana Surf Shop is your one-stop shop for everything that you need. Sunglasses, flip flops, sunscreen, swimwear, and more. Serving the Treasure Coast since 2006, they feature the largest surfboard selection on Hutchinson Island and offer rentals, lessons, SUP tours, and ding repair.   

Sailfish Splash Waterpark: 
931 Ruhnke St., Stuart

Sailfish Splash Waterpark is a 2-acre facility with exciting attractions for the whole family that include a 1,000-foot lazy river; two four-story-tall waterslides; a 7,326-square-foot water playground with jets, sprays, slides and a 300-gallon "Dump Bucket”; "Wiggly Waters" cargo net walk-across; a shaded picnic area; plenty of deck space; 700 lounge and deck chairs; private cabanas available for rent; and a competitive lap pool area. Birthday party packages available!

Fort Pierce Area

Fort Pierce Farmers' Market: 
Saturdays, 8 am to 12 noon
10 Melody Ln., Fort Pierce

Enjoy the extraordinary Downtown Fort Pierce Farmers’ Market where over 70 friendly vendors offer a wonderful and diverse selection of delicious foods, exotic plants, savory spices, and so much more! Bring the whole family to the Downtown Fort Pierce Farmers’ Market every Saturday, 8 am until 12 pm (rain or shine). Enjoy special events and live bands! There is always great music, fresh food, and fun waiting for you!

Horseback Riding on the Beach:  
Frederick Douglass Memorial Park, 3600 S. Ocean Dr., Fort Pierce

Experience a slow-paced, gentle ride down the sandy shores of the beautiful, scenic St. Lucie County beaches. Guided tours pass preserves filled with a vast array of natural landscapes such as wetlands, hammocks, grass fields, giant old oaks, and a variety of wildlife. Beginner and advanced riders are welcome. Children do not need prior riding experience as long as they are 10 years of age or older. Remember to bring your camera!

Navy Seal Museum: 
3300 N. Highway A1A, Fort Pierce

The National Navy SEAL Museum is home to one of the most unusual collections of artifacts and exhibits anywhere. As the only museum dedicated to the elite warriors on the Navy SEAL teams and their predecessors, their collection is your window into the secret world of naval special warfare.

St. Lucie Co. History Center: 
414 Seaway Dr., Fort Pierce

Overlooking the magnificent Indian River in Museum Point Park, the Regional History Center offers a glimpse at the foundation of our community. Displays present information and artifacts about the earliest known residents, the rise of the fishing industry and the failed efforts at making the area the "Pineapple Capital of the World." Visit Cobb's General Store or take a walk down Main Street, past the doctor's office and the printing press. Step back into the 1900s with a tour of the fully furnished Gardner House.

Summer Crush Vineyard and Winery: 
4200 Johnston Rd., Fort Pierce

Summer Crush is a family-owned sun-and-fun boutique winery creation that is the result of the blending of owner/vintner Gary Roberts' love of history and surfing with native muscadine and fruit wines. Growing up in Florida, Gary began surfing at the age of 11, and started his prolific collection of classic surf boards and memorabilia in 1972 (some of which can be seen in the tasting room and pavilion). Onsite offerings include tours and tastings, weekend events, concerts, and music festivals. Please visit their website for schedules and ticketing.

Jupiter Area

Jupiter Lighthouse and Museum: 
500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter

Operated by the Loxahatchee River Historical Society, the waterfront lighthouse, museum and grounds feature 5,000 years of regional history. In addition to offering climbing tours of the landmark 1860 lighthouse, they are the proud site of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area, of which they offer tours.