Local activities In and around Port St Lucie
We love Airboat tours, and have enjoyed several tours of the Everglades... but we found that they are even better here on the St Lucie River!
We highly recommend Southern Style Airboat Tours with Captain Rick. He accommodates young and old, and is very friendly and knowledgeable.
We had a great time on a recent tour, and saw lots of wildlife!
Blue Heron, Alligators, Turtles to name just a few, and even an Iguana!
If you'd like to book a tour with Captain Rick, here is the link:http://airboatrides.tours/
Beaches of Hutchinson Island
Whether you’re here in search of a perfect sea shell, to swim, surf, or fish, our beautiful beaches offer hours of relaxation. Our beaches on Hutchinson Island offer many access points and miles of serene shoreline. Jensen Beach is our largest public beach offering such amenities as parking, showers, restrooms, picnic areas, sand volleyball courts, a concession stand, and lifeguard service. Altogether there are 17 public beaches on Hutchinson Island from Waveland Beach to Bathtub Reef Beach. Offering free public access to miles of beautiful sandy beaches to enjoy.
Indian Riverside Park
Our lush, 63-acre park, is home to The Mansion at Tuckahoe, Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, U.S. Sailing Center, Frances Langford Pavilion, an interactive play fountain, public boat ramp and over a half mile of Indian River Lagoon waterfront. The popular park plays host to a variety of activities and community events for residents and guests of all ages. 772.692.7501 www.martin.fl.us
Jensen Beach Causeway Park
Located under the Frank A. Wacha Bridge, the Jensen Beach Causeway Park is a popular site for many community events as well as a destination for boaters and anglers. There are picnic pavilions, picnic sites, public boat launch facilities, playground, restrooms, fishing piers, parking, and beaches on the Indian River great for kayaking, windsurfing and Jet Ski enthusiasts.
This sports park off Jensen Beach Boulevard has soccer and football fields, youth baseball and restroom facilities.
Savannas Preserve State Park
This state park has the largest freshwater marsh system in South Florida’s east coast. This fragile ecosystem encompasses 5,100 acres of six natural habitats that support plants and animals unique to each area. The park stretches 10-miles from Ft. Pierce to Jensen Beach. This picturesque place can be accessed off Jensen Beach Boulevard as well as Walton Road where the Education Center is located. There are over eight miles of multi-use trails that provide opportunities for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. An entrance fee is required. (772) 398-2779, www.floridastateparks.org/savannas
Haney Creek Trail
This park is a preservation project to protect the natural wetlands and water flow through swamps. There are a series of walking trails with educational signage and a trailhead park with restrooms and a picnic pavilion. 772.288.5340
Named after the late entertainer, and prominent community philanthropist Frances Langford. Langford Park is located on Dixie Highway (707) near the historic Jensen Beach Arch. This popular picnic destination also features a skate park, bike path, Log Cabin Senior Center, recreation center, playground equipment, fitness trail, shuffleboard, basketball, racquetball, volleyball, tennis courts and baseball diamonds. 772.334.1954
Indian River Drive
One of our best-kept secrets is Indian River Drive, a picturesque scenic drive that stretches from Jensen Beach to Fort Pierce. The 35 mph speed limit ensures plenty of time to take in the old-style Florida homes and spectacular views of the Indian River Lagoon (Intracoastal Waterway).
Jensen Beach is a favorite nesting place for loggerhead sea turtles, green turtles, and leatherback sea turtles. Every year from late spring til mid summer the turtles return to the beaches where they were born to lay their eggs at night. The eggs begin hatching in late summer. Call 772-334-3444 for turtle walk days and times during June and July. Reservations are required.