Everyone who’s visited the Treasure Coast can agree that it has some of the most amazing waterfront spots in town. With a location set among the St. Lucie River and the Atlantic Ocean, those who love the waterfront will love the Treasure Coast. One of the best places to see the waterfront is to dine at one of the local restaurants, many of them which are situated right on the St. Lucie River. Check out some of the best views from the restaurants below.
Part of Kyle G’s appeal is the lovely view of the Atlantic Ocean that sits right behind the restaurant. Diners enjoy watching the waves lap the shore and seeing boats go by. The views of the ocean here are hard to beat, as well as the delicious menu that features Center Cut Filet Mignon and Steamed Maine Lobster.
Stuart Boathouse is famous for many things, including its amazing happy hour, its great dishes, and it’s wonderful waterfront view. The Cannonball Shrimp Tacos with ginger aioli, as well as the prosciutto and goat cheese flatbread, reflect the restaurant’s creative atmosphere. Even better, the restaurant is right next to the Riverwalk Stage, meaning that diners can often catch dinner and a show.
Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House
The Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House is well known thanks to some fantastic food and an amazing view of the riverfront. The restaurant’s menu features fresh fish and classic steakhouse food, including it’s signature dish, Dolphin a la Dolphin. It’s best enjoyed with a table seat right by the Indian River Lagoon. The Happy Hour here is not to be missed!
On the far east side of Downtown Stuart is Sailor’s Return, a lively and vibrant local restaurant with some of the best sights of the St. Lucie River. The menu is a classic mix of New England favorites, such as clam chowder, and coastal classics like coconut shrimp. A collection of drink specials and specialty martinis lets diners enjoy happy hour here, and the sight of the St. Lucie River rolling by adds to the scene. They regularly host live music here for entertainment as well.
The Treasure Coast is famous for it’s amazing views of the waterfront. However, few can beat the unparalleled views at the restaurants within Harbour Ridge, the Treasure Coast’s preferred golf and country club. The Club’s member-only restaurants such as the refined Riverview Dining Room and the classy-casual Dockside Pavilion serve up not only stellar dishes such as steaks and seafood, they also have the St. Lucie River as a backdrop. Emblematic of the Club’s waterfront lifestyle, the dining here is unmatched.
The restaurants aren’t the only way that the members of Harbour Ridge live their lives by the river. The Club’s marina hosts up to 98 slips, and its location allows boaters to get out on the St. Lucie River or the Atlantic Ocean within a short matter of time. For those hoping to stay closer to shore, the Waterfront Department is more than happy to rent out kayaks and paddleboards to explore the mangrove trails that wind around the Club.
Harbour Ridge is one of Florida’s premier private waterfront golf communities. Its location along the St. Lucie River makes it the perfect place to live, and members and residents alike enjoy the well-rounded Florida lifestyle that it offers.
Harbour Ridge is the best of the best. 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.
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Plenty of places have a local ecology that is unable to be replicated anywhere else. However, the St. Lucie River, running through South Florida, is known worldwide for being so biologically diverse that only a few specific species of animals and plants are found there. People going up and down the river are bound to catch a glimpse of playful porpoise, blue crabs, mullet, and quite often slow-moving manatee can be seen cruising the shoreline. It’s a true treasure of the Treasure Coast.
The animals and plants aren’t just there for show; each of them serves a specific role in the St. Lucie River’s ecosystem. For example, manatees serve to help maintain the sea grass levels, and egrets help spread the seeds of berries that they eat and keep local bug populations down. The river helps keep these important ecosystem players alive and healthy.
The Florida Oceanographic Society not only educates visitors on the various animals and plants that you can find in the St. Lucie River, it also serves as home to a group of rays and sea turtles, among other wildlife. At the FOS Coastal Center on Hutchinson Island, visitors can learn more about the local ecosystem and even get a chance to feed and touch the stingrays in their interactive education sessions. It’s a great place to bring the family for an educational and fun day out.
The St. Lucie and Indian Rivers are central to the well-being of the surrounding environment and communities. The Martin County School System’s Environmental Studies Center in Jensen Beach is built into the county’s curriculum throughout every grade level to help future generations build an appreciation for our area — one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world!
Harbour Ridge’s location on the St. Lucie River makes it the perfect place to live and enjoy this natural treasure. As a premier waterfront golf community, Harbour Ridge offers the best of the Florida lifestyle. Residents can keep their boats at the 98-slip marina or rent one of the Harbour Ridge pontoon boats for the day. The two championship golf courses even wind along the river with beautiful views throughout the entire courses. Harbour Ridge has even received an Outstanding Florida Community Award from the Audubon Society.
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If you are searching for the big game and your personal best catch, then Florida’s Treasure Coast is your ideal fishing location. Loaded with massive grouper, snook, snapper, wahoo and sailfish, the crystal blue waters off the shore of the Treasure Coast are just waiting for your next adventure. We have narrowed down a few of the area’s tops spots to guarantee your next cast is your biggest and best yet:
4. Sailfish Point
The North side of the Saint Lucie Inlet is an area known as Sailfish Point. The Sailfish Point area provides an excellent fishing spot, primarily for Snook between the months of April and September. Use caution when boating in this area as it’s a maze of shallows that can ground your boat in the blink of an eye but when you find that sweet spot, the fish will come biting in droves.
3. Hells Gate
The name is much more intimidating than the location. It’s actually very peaceful. Getting there is also fairly easy. As you round the Southernmost tip of Sewalls point, and start heading North up the Saint Lucie River, the narrowest point (about 1/2 a mile North West of the point) is an area known as Hells Gate. It provides some excellent year round fishing. While you’ll find the docks an excellent place for Snook year round, the Channel side provides a solid fishery for Ladyfish and Bluefish from December to March.
2. Bessie Cove
Just South of the Stuart Causeway, on the East Side of the River, you’ll find the Bessie Cove area. All along the area is a large grass flats area, as well as a large number of docks. The grass flat, as well as the other flats areas in the river, is a good spot for catching some Seatrout from November to April, while the docks can be a good place to find Redfish and Snook. The Redfish bite is good from November to March, while the Snook bite is best between April to October.
1. Harbour Ridge
Topping the list is Harbour Ridge This unique community located on the wide water of the North Fork of the St. Lucie River is a local fishing haven. The estuary shoreline is a haven for anglers, as the river is teeming with redfish, snook, tarpon and trout. Of course, deep sea sportsmen cherish the open ocean and the waters off Stuart, known as the “Sailfish Capital of the World.”
Unique to this list, and many other communities in the area, Harbour Ridge boasts its very own marina, allowing residents to easily access their boat and the local waterways. Harbour Ridge is home to three private marinas with a combined 98 slips, ranging in size from 24 to 60 feet. The Marina’s friendly and knowledgeable staff is on hand to guide and the active yachting and sailing neighbors will delight you with parties, events and stories of “the one that got away.”
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