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Beaches and Parks

When it comes to what attracts most people to Florida, Martin County offers its visitors and residents alike some of the finest beaches on the east coast. Officials and residents have worked hand-in-hand to assure access to the Atlantic Ocean, various river parks and Lake Okeechobee as another way to "Enjoy Our Good Nature."

Martin County's natural resources really begin at its coastline. You can enjoy this natural scene with a walk on the beach, hunting for shells during a day of "fun in the sun," taking advantage of the waves, windsurfing at a local causeway or watching for large, lumbering sea turtles crawling ashore to lay their eggs in the sand. Kick off your shoes and let the sand sift between your toes, or wet a line for some of the best surf, river and lake fishing in the state. The county's beaches include individual access strips that allow for more private spots to enjoy the surf and sand or larger, guard-protected areas like Stuart Beach, Hobe Sound Beach and Sea Turtle / Jensen Beach.

The Bathtub Beach is a special spot for young families where small children can enjoy the surf with the protection of a reef that creates a wading pool adjacent to the beach. This particular state beach has lifeguards on duty as well as a fishing pier and access for canoeing and kayaking. Stuart Beach, Hobe Sound Beach and Jensen Beach are also public with lifeguards on duty. Parking is free at all Martin County beaches. A complete list of beach accesses is listed below. 
Sailfish Splash Waterpark fulfills the recreation, fitness and competitive swimming and diving dreams of the community. The modern complex, centrally located in Stuart on Willoughby Boulevard north of Indian Street, provides a rich venue for aquatics recreation for all ages. The waterpark provides an affordable option for families looking to have a great time without breaking the bank. Sailfish Splash Waterpark’s two-acre recreational “water play” area features a 1,000-foot lazy river, two 40-foot-high water slides,  zero-depth entry, a 7,326 square-foot water playground with jets, sprays, slides and a 300-gallon “Dump Bucket.” A shaded picnic area with plenty of deck space and a competitive swimming and diving pool add to the park's many amenities.

Phipps Park, located along the Okeechobee Waterway, is a 55-acre conservation and campground area. The campground is near the Florida Turnpike and is easily accessible via Interstate 95. Martin County's beautiful Beaches are a short drive from the campsite, as are various shopping destinations. Other nearby attractions include Disney World, the Kennedy Space Center and the Florida Everglades. The Park's close proximity to the St. Lucie Locks provides fishermen with an opportunity to enjoy fresh and/or saltwater fishing. Campers also appreciate the waterfront view that many of our sites provide. Our rates for campsites with electric & water are $18.00 plus tax for Martin County residents, and $21.00 plus tax for non-residents. Primitive campsites are $13.00 plus tax for Martin residents and $16.00 plus tax for non-residents. We would like to welcome our guests and hope you have an enjoyable visit.

Halpatiokee Regional Park is the largest park in Martin County with 65 acres of active park land surrounded by 470 acres of wetland preserve area. Many sport activities occur here on the soccer/football fields, tennis courts, softball/baseball fields and an open air roller-hockey rink. Bring your camera to catch wildlife along the many walking/hiking trails and 7.5 miles of mountain biking trails. You can bring your own kayak or canoe and explore the South Fork of the St. Lucie River, you may also rent them here too. Halpatiokee is the Seminole Indian word meaning “Alligator Water.”

For more information on Martin County parks, visit the Martin County Parks and Recreation website  at: to learn more about our amenities and much more or call our office at 772-221-1418.

Beaches & Beach Access


Stuart Beaches
Hutchinson Island
No. A1A
Lifeguard, Concession, Picnic Area, Restrooms, Fishing, Surfing, Swimming, Shelling, Snorkeling, Windsurfing, Dune Walkovers, Parking, Phone, Museum

Sea Turtle / Jensen Beach
Hutchinson Island
No A1A, Fishing, Surfing, Swimming, Shelling, Snorkeling, Windsurfing, Dune Walkovers, Parking, Phone

Hobe Sound Beach
Jupiter Island
Beach Road and A1A
Lifeguard, Concession, Picnic Area, Restrooms, Fishing, Surfing, Swimming, Shelling, Snorkeling, Windsurfing, Dune Walkovers, Parking, Phone

Bathtub Reef BeachPark 
Lifeguard, Fishing, Surfing, Swimming, Snorkeling, Shelling, Diving, Windsurfing Boat Dock, Board Access, River Boardwalk, Dune Walkovers, Parking, Showers, Restrooms, Phone, Nature Center


Causeway Parks
Stuart Causeway
(Between the Ernest Lyons and Evans Crary Bridges on So. A1A)

Jensen Beach Causeway
(Between Hutchinson Island and the mainland at Jensen Beach on S. R. 707)
Picnic Areas, Restroom Facilities, Boat Ramp, Windsurfing, Swimming, Fishing

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Stuart, FL 34994

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