Out and about – Local attractions

There’s plenty to see and do in and around Port St Lucie and St Lucie County.

Historical adventures

In 1715, a fleet of Spanish Galleons sank in a hurricane off the coast – they were full of treasure, this is where the area gets its name – The Treasure Coast.

The Spanish ship Urca de Lima is Fort Pierce’s first underwater archeological preserve. Discover 16 sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the one and only US Navy SEAL dedicated museum  located on the same grounds where they first trained as “frogmen” during WWII, find ancient Indian mounds predating Columbus by several hundred years, the St. Lucie County History Museum and much more.

Jensen Beach Craft Market

Jammin Jensen.

Jensen nighlife

Every Thursday from 6:00 to 9:30

A fun night out with local arts and crafts being displayed on the streets and sidewalks of downtown Jensen beach. Lots of bars and restaurants too so you have you pick of nightlife if you wish too. Jensen tree

National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum

Just to the north of Port St Lucie you will find the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum which and houses exhibits to inform and educate on the role of Navy Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT) and Sea, Air, Land (SEAL) teams. The museum also preserves the history of the SEALs. The the Navy frogmen first first trained in the Fort Pierce area. The museum also houses the worlds only memorial dedicated to US Navy SEALs and their predecessors. The US Navy SEAL Museum website is here

Port St Lucie local fishing.

Fort Pierce and the waters of St. Lucie might be the first and best destination for the kind of deep-sea fishing Florida is known for as you move south down the state’s Atlantic coast. Unlike some destinations further south in Florida, it only takes a five-mile boat ride from the shore to catch big-game fish like swordfish, snapper, grouper and wahoo due to the way the Gulf Stream curves in the Atlantic near St. Lucie. Bigger fish migrate closer to its shores than other areas. Fort Pierce is home to a number of notable deep-sea fishing charter captains. Many charter boat tours offer professional deep-sea fishing rods, tackle, bait and cleaning stations.

Local Beaches.

Jensen Beach Park is the closest beach and is a lovely day out. Ample free parking, a great beach Cafe at the Sand Dunes, showers and toilets are all available.12049492_840372709404487_8977418650538752949_n

The beach is lovely, but seldom crowded, the sea is warm, especially in the summer but even on the winter it is about 72.

Just to the south is Stuart Beach which has similar facilities. To the north is Walton Rocks dog beach and a host of other beaches all the way up too Ft Pierce inlet.

 

 

Further info.

There is a wealth of information on parks, attractions and features available from this interactive map

 

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