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
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)