Vero Beach Florida

Vero Beach Florida is a quiet and tranquil vacation village located on the northern tip of the Treasure Coast region of Florida. Unlike the more commercialized cities of Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Vero Beach has more of a small town appeal and offers a quiet beach for swimming and fishing, making it a great place for quiet Florida vacations on the beach. Most of the things to do in Vero Beach center on water sports, such as windsurfing, traditional surfing, and diving. Vero Beach is also a haven for both amateur and professional anglers. If you've never fished in Florida before, taking a Vero Beach fishing charter is a good introduction to the sport.

One of the best things to do in Vero Beach is go swimming at South Beach Park. The beach is patrolled by lifeguards and features restrooms, showers, picnic tables, and barbeque grills. It is known as one of the best places to go swimming in the Treasure Coast area and attracts crowds of people that enjoy playing frisbee or beach volleyball. Once you're finished swimming, you can take advantage of the secluded hiking trails that wind through the park.

If you're looking for some of the best beaches in Florida for surfing, head to Sebastian Inlet State Park. This flat and sandy beach area is well known for the recreational opportunities that it offers, such as surfing, paddleboating, canoeing, and kayaking. You can rent a boat at one of the surf shops or pick up some snacks for a picnic at the beachside snackshop. Out of all beaches in Vero Beach Park Florida, Sebastain Inlet State Park is said to have the largest waves.

One of the main things to do in Vero Beach besides swimming and riding the waves is shopping. The main shopping streets in Vero Beach are Cardinal Drive and Ocean Boulevard. Located right along the beach, the streets are lined with clothing stores, antique shops, and specialty boutiques. Vero Beach also has some shops selling local citrus fruits in the winter and spring months. Many visitors have the shops send fresh citrus fruits back to their homes to enjoy after their vacations. The Treasure Coast region, which includes Vero Beach Florida and the neighboring town of Sebastian, also has several retail malls and outlet malls.

If you want to learn more about Vero Beach Florida and the Indian River, you can do so at the Environmental Learning Center in Vero Beach Florida. If you look at a map of Florida, you'll notice that the Indian River isn't really a river at all. Rather, it's a large lagoon that looks like a river. The center educates visitors about the thousands of fish, birds, and plants that inhabit the Indian River area. Visitors can also learn about the ongoing efforts to protect the 36 endangered species that make their home on the Treasure Coast. The center has many hands-on exhibits that allow visitors to touch animals and view tiny sea creatures under a microscope. There is also a large boardwalk that winds through mangroves and offers canoe trips through the Indian River by reservation.

A trip to Florida's treasure coast offers a peaceful break from the hustle and bustle of larger beach communities in Florida. There are things to do in Vero Beach for nearly everyone, such as swimming, fishing, shopping, and learning more about the environment.

Top image: Doug Holveck (flickr)

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