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With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start planning out your boating destinations. The places to fish, dine, and just enjoy yourself on the Treasure Coast are endless. Here are a few of Harbour Ridge’s favorite local spots.

Peck’s Lake Nature Park, Hobe Sound

Situated right in between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, Peck’s Lake is exclusive to boaters. A private and natural oasis, boats of all sizes can anchor along Peck’s Lake’s beautiful scenery from the river. Walk just a few hundred feet on the boardwalk through the mangroves, and you’ll find yourself looking out at the endless ocean horizon. Pack a picnic and bring a book. Heading to Peck’s Lake is a great way to spend a beautiful sunny day!

Historic Downtown Stuart

There is so much to do in Downtown Stuart. Take your boat right up to the Riverwalk, dock at the public access and explore all it has to offer. Stroll through the town window-shopping and grab a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants…Spritz, Gaffords, The Black Marlin and the Riverwalk Oyster Bar to name a few. We also recommend an ice cream from Kilwins on a summer day. Listen to live music at the Rock’n Riverwalk and check out what’s fresh at the Stuart Green Market every Sunday. You don’t have to worry about finding a parking spot when you take your boat to get downtown. For a fun nightcap, stop by The Board Room underneath Mulligans along the Riverwalk.

Manatee Pocket, Port Salerno

Manatee Pocket is a sheltered bay off the Intracoastal and Okeechobee Waterways. This historical fisherman’s village has great waterfront dining and nightlife that is boat friendly with plenty of spots to dock. Manatee Island Bar & Grill and Shrimpers Grill & Raw Bar are just a few of the local favorites. The Twisted Tuna is perfect for a night out listening to live bands on the water.

Sewall’s Point Flats (Indian River and Saint Lucie Sides)

Across the Indian River from Sailfish Point, you’ll find the Sewall’s Point docks. The Indian River side of Sewall’s Point is a great year-round spot for anglers looking for Snook. The Saint Lucie side is known for its concentration of flounder and redfish. Both are great spots to cast a line without having to venture off shore.

Situated on the North Fork of the St. Lucie River, Harbour Ridge’s shoreline encompasses two miles of beautiful, pristine riverfront. Here, you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds with a secluded safe harbor for your vessel and with easy ocean access just minutes away. Harbour Ridge is home to three private marinas with a combined 98 slips, ranging in size from 24 to 60 feet. For the non-boaters in the community, the estuary shoreline is also a haven for anglers, as the river is teeming with redfish, snook, tarpon and trout.

Harbour Ridge is a premiere waterfront golf community on the Treasure Coast. The opportunities are endless with the world-class amenities, two championship golf courses and the perfect South Florida location. And you’re just minutes from all of the fun and events in the area. Request a free digital brochure today to learn more about the community and the Florida lifestyle it offers. The Harbour Ridge Realty office is open daily just outside the gates. Call the realty office for more information (772) 336-1800

The Treasure Coast is known for its local waterways. The Indian River Lagoon is one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in North America and there is nothing better than a local boat tour to see all of this area’s beauty. Residents at Harbour Ridge are lucky enough to enjoy this waterfront beauty everyday and love to get out on the water. Whether you enjoy sailing, sea life, or airboats, there is something for everyone to check out. Here are some of the top boat tours on the Treasure Coast.

Schooner Lily

Departing right out of Downtown Stuart’s Riverwalk Pier, this wooden sailboat adventure is one you don’t want to miss out on. Whether you want to sail the calm waters of the morning or have a romantic sunset cruise in the evening, this large vessel can accommodate up to 35 passengers. Experiencing the wind blowing its white sails is something you won’t forget.

Island Princess Cruises

Docked at the Hutchinson Island Marriott Marina, Island Princess Cruises is a large motor vessel for all occasions. Watch for wildlife such as manatees, dolphins and a variety of birds from the top floor of its two-story hull. The Island Princess serves food and has open bar options. Whether it’s for a special occasion with a large group, or a simple cruise with your significant other, you won’t want to leave the Island Princess.

Florida Cracker Airboat Tours

Looking for a thrill? The Florida Cracker Airboat tour is perfect for you to check out. See the wildlife on the St. Johns River in Vero Beach. YES you will see alligators right in their natural habitat! But don’t worry; these guys have life long airboat experience. It’s an experience you truly won’t forget.

Harbour Ridge Marina

Have boating experience but don’t own a boat? The Harbour Ridge Marina offers pontoon boats for members to rent and cruise around the St. Lucie River. The Marina’s friendly staff can give you the local knowledge of the area and its wildlife. For more information on how to live the Harbour Ridge lifestyle contact membership@hrycc.org.

While you’re here on the Treasure Coast, stop by to visit Harbour Ridge, one of Florida’s premier private waterfront golf communities. Its waterfront location on the St. Lucie River makes it the perfect place to live, and it’s treasured by members and residents alike.

Harbour Ridge offers the best of the Florida lifestyle. The two championship golf courses wind along the river with beautiful views throughout the entire courses. Residents can entertain themselves at the new Lakeside Fitness Center or explore the surrounding area with kayaks and boat rentals from the on-site Marina. An active calendar of events informs residents of the activities that will take place in the neighborhood, and consists of everything from sporting events to dinners and social gatherings.

To learn more about the unique Florida lifestyle offered at Harbour Ridge and the wide variety of residential real estate offerings available, CLICK HERE. We will email you a digital brochure that highlights the amenities and lifestyle of our waterfront community.

There’s a reason why the Treasure Coast is known as the “Sailfish Capital of the World.” Avid anglers know water temperatures can determine where and how you might fish this month. Fish tend to be lethargic in the colder water. Working your lures or bait slowly along the bottom will give the fish more time to react to it and can result in more bites. Keep in mind as well, sunny days will bring fish up in shallower waters to feed.

Here on the Treasure Coast, Snook season has opened again until May 31st. We are also likely to see consistent runs of cobia beginning after Valentines Day through mid-March.

Here is a list of what’s biting in the local waterways and the Atlantic this February:

Amberjack                              Grouper                                Pompano

Largemouth Bass                King Mackerel                       Sailfish

Cobia                                         Snapper                              Wahoo

Trout                                      Sheepshead                           Snook

Set on 885 beautifully wooded acres, Harbour Ridge is a premier waterfront golf community on Florida’s Treasure Coast. Discover this hidden gem along the shoreline of the North Fork of the St. Lucie River. There’s something for everyone to love at Harbour Ridge. Residents can enjoy endless amenities as well as neighborhood events and it’s the perfect home base for avid fishermen and women with easy access to the water.

Harbour Ridge Marina’s friendly and knowledgeable staff can guide you to great fishing spots as well. Choose from three private marinas with a combined 98 slips, ranging from 24 to 60 feet, to find the perfect place for your boat at Harbour Ridge. Don’t own a vessel? No worries, The Club owns two boats that are available for members to rent at any time.

Learn more about Harbour Ridge’s beautiful community through the pages of our digital brochure or contact the Membership and Marketing Department to “Be Our Guest” and experience the Harbour Ridge lifestyle for yourself.

Are you ready to see powerboats skip across the surface of the Intracoastal at speeds up to 175 mph? Well if you’re not, it’s time to get ready because the annual Stuart Sailfish Regatta is coming to the area this weekend and record crowds are expected to fill the beaches to watch the yearly extravaganza.

When this year’s Regatta kicks off Friday night with a VIP party, it will return to the shores of Stuart with a following and strong foothold in the international boat racing community.

Not only do the two days of races bring thousands of people out to see the boats skip across the water at 175 mph, it makes a lasting impact on the community as a whole.
Proceeds from the races are donated to the U.S. Sailing Center in Jensen Beach and the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast. Ancillary impacts are even more far reaching than that, said Sergio Nativi, past Regatta president and current treasurer.

Stuart Sailfish Regatta
When: Friday through Sunday. The VIP party in downtown Stuart begins at 7 p.m. on the Riverwalk stage. Racing is Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. Both days will run until about 4:30 p.m.

Admission: Tickets to the VIP party, which includes two drinks, appetizers and a boat racer meet-and-greet cost $75. Race day tickets cost $15 before the event for general admission ($20 at the gate) and $60 for Race Day VIP tickets, which include food, two complimentary drinks, live music, premium viewing locations for racing, and pit tours.
Information: www.stuartsailfishregatta.com

“We are expecting between 10,000 and 15,000 people to attend the event this year,” Nativi said. “The Marriott is sold out that weekend. Overall, the Regatta brings about a $2.2 million impact to this community.”

This year’s event will feature eight classes racing in heats on Saturday and finals on Sunday, including the Grand Prix class, which had 13 entries preregistered this year. The most Grand Prix boats — which are the fastest in the field — the Regatta has ever run is 10.

Stuart and the Treasure Coast is an water front paradise, located just 55 miles from the west end of the Bahamas. Known as the, “Sailfish Capital of the World,” by fishing enthusiasts, the Treasure Coast is world-renown for its laid back quality of life centered on beaches, boating, fishing and community.

Waterfront communities in the area, like Harbour Ridge, put an emphasis on that laid-back boater lifestyle and provide their residents with convenient boater amenities. Situated on the North Fork of the St. Lucie River, Harbour Ridge’s shoreline encompasses two miles of beautiful, pristine riverfront. Here, you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds with a secluded safe harbor for your vessel and with easy ocean access just minutes away.

Harbour Ridge is home to three private marinas with a combined 98 slips, ranging in size from 24 to 60 feet. For the non-boaters in the community, the estuary shoreline is also a haven for anglers, as the river is teeming with redfish, snook, tarpon and trout.

An abundance of shoreline and natural beauty keeps generations of families from around the globe calling Stuart home. Miles and miles of waterways invite exploration and adventure. Catch a glimpse of a Florida lobster or large snook swimming the reefs at Bathtub Beach. Share the shoreline with sea turtles and hatchlings, and watch the tarpon swimming along the beach just yards away.

Click here and learn more about Harbour Ridge.