With its variety of beaches and diverse marine life, the Treasure Coast and its surrounding areas are the perfect place to grab a mask and snorkel to explore the underwater world. While it’s no surprise Bathtub Reef Beach was chosen as the best place to snorkel by locals, plenty of other spots are equally spectacular.
Located in south Stuart, Bathtub Reef Beach is a spot for snorkelers of all ages because the reef works like a barrier, protecting the beach from waves. While more experienced snorkelers tend to swim on the east side of the reef where the water is deeper, novice snorkelers might want to explore the beach side.
Top Snorkel Spots on the Treasure Coast
- Bathtub Beach, Stuart
2. Pepper Park, Fort Pierce (Urca de Lima shipwreck)
3. Blue Heron Bridge, Riviera Beach
4. Sebastian Inlet State Park
5. Breakers Reef, West Palm Beach
6. DuBois Park, Jupiter
7. House of Refuge, Stuart (Georges Valentine shipwreck)
8. Jensen Public Beach
9. John D. Macarthur State Park, Jupiter
10. Breconshire, Vero Beach (Boiler shipwreck)
11. Red Reef Park, Boca Raton
12. South Jetty at the Palm Beach Inlet
13. Peanut Island, West Palm Beach
14. Cato’s Bridge, Jupiter
15. Riomar, Vero Beach
16. Hobe Sound Public Beach
17. Peck Lake Park, Hobe Sound
Local clubs, such as Harbour Ridge, a waterfront luxury community in Stuart, provide easy access for residents to get out on the water and discover these unique places to snorkel and much more.
Situated on the North Fork of the St. Lucie River, Harbour Ridge’s shoreline encompasses two miles of beautiful, pristine riverfront. Residents enjoy the best of both worlds with a secluded safe harbor for your vessel and with easy ocean access just minutes away.
With the west end of the Bahamas just 55 miles offshore, and the Gulf of Mexico accessible via the Intercostal Waterway, there’s no limit to your adventure. Take a cruise to Lake Okeechobee or spend the day snorkeling and diving offshore, the pristine Florida waters are your playground.
Residents enjoy a wide variety of watersports from deep sea fishing, kayaking the barrier islands of the St. Lucie River estuaries, and paddle boarding over to the sandbars that dot the Intracoastal Waterway that runs from north to south on the Eastern Seaboard. The entire family will enjoy discovering playful porpoise, gentle manatee, star fish and other magnificent creatures native to the area.
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 Harbour Ridge is a community where golfers and tennis players mingle with boaters and nature enthusiasts to create a buzzing, active community of residents, each of whom is proud to call Harbour Ridge home. Harbour Ridge has it all. Learn more here!