It’s a Dog’s Life on the Treasure Coast! See What Makes It so Paw-fect.Posted on: May 1, 2023
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With year-round sunshine, pristine beaches, and plenty of water to splash in, the Treasure Coast is a beloved destination for furry friends from around the globe. Fortunately for their owners, this section along Florida’s Atlantic coastline is just as welcoming to two-legged companions. From ample dog-friendly parks and restaurants to natural water parks and beaches, the Treasure Coast welcomes every Member of the family. See which local hot spots are fan favorites on the Treasure Coast, achieving “Top Dog” status.
Walton Rocks Off-Leash Public Beach
Located on Hutchinson Island just north of Jensen Beach, Walton Rocks Beach is not only a great surf spot but also a favored destination for dog owners. This off-leash beach access spans 24 acres, giving pets plenty of room to enjoy the sand or splash in the waves. The beach is open from sunrise to sunset, ensuring ample time for dogs to socialize and make new friends.
Woof-Worthy Halpatiokee Regional Park Trails
Halpatiokee Regional Park in Stuart is the largest park in Martin County, offering plenty of natural green space for fur babies and puppers to roam and play. Owners and their dogs can embark on an adventure through the park’s many hiking trails, which wind through pine flatwoods, oak hammocks, scrub, and river land. A public dog park area features designated separate sections for small and large dogs, complete with an agility course.
Area Beaches – Pooch Paradise
Stuart Beach is a top choice for dog owners in search of some fun in the sun, sand, and surf. Dogs on leashes are welcome at any unguarded beach access, including popular spots like Santa Lucea Beach, Tiger Shores, Ross Witham Beach, and Bob Graham Park. The beaches along this section of Atlantic coastline are open from sunrise to sunset, with crystal-clear waters and gentle waves ideal for dogs to cool off on a hot summer day. Waste stations and bags are provided to help keep the beach clean and enjoyable for everyone.
Tail-Wagging Members Welcome at Harbour Ridge
Freedom and fun are unleashed for “puppies” of all sizes at Harbour Ridge, a private yacht and country club community along the North Fork of the St. Lucie River. With a fun-loving community of pet-friendly residents, Harbour Ridge offers a spectacular natural environment for Members and their furry companions to thrive. The community’s private dog park is just a golf cart ride away from a wide array of single-family homes, condominiums, and townhomes, all nestled amongst the lakes and fairways of two beautiful championship golf courses. The dog parks are open daily and feature both on- and off-leash play areas, agility courses, fenced and shaded spots, and water stations. Better yet, residents can take a leisurely stroll with their pups along the two-mile nature trail, which winds through natural wetlands and offers stunning views of the St. Lucie River and the community’s three private marinas.
Waterfront Golf & Boating Community
Harbour Ridge’s pet-friendly lifestyle is just the beginning of the resort-style amenities that make this private residential club unlike any other. Harbour Ridge offers the very best of boating and golf course living in Florida. The private club community is home to two USGA-recognized, Audubon certified championship golf courses designed to maximize the community’s unique natural setting. The 45,000-square-foot Clubhouse is the heart of Harbour Ridge, where Members enjoy a full calendar of events and delicious waterfront dining. At the community’s Lakeside Club, Members can focus on health and wellness, tennis or pickleball and enjoy a full-service spa, relaxing pool, and spacious fitness facility with physical therapists on hand. Harbour Ridge is also home to three private marinas, with a combined 98 slips for boats up to 80 feet in length. An active calendar of events keeps resident Members active with everything from fishing and golf tournaments to waterfront dinners.
The wide variety of homes for sale within the Harbour Ridge community offers varying price points and styles to suit every need. All single-family homes and condominiums have stunning views of the St. Lucie River, lakes golf courses or nature preserves. Move-in-ready rental residences are also available for seasonal residents. Our complimentary digital brochure shares an even closer look at the amenities and lifestyle offered within this waterfront community. Visit HarbourRidge.com or call 772-336-3000 for more information.