Hutchinson Island


Hutchinson Island is a narrow barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River.  The island is one of the greatest nesting areas in the continental US for endangered sea turtles.  Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles fill Hutchinson Island’s beaches with thousands of turtle eggs each summer when the come ashore to lay their eggs.  It is quite a sight to see the hatchlings scurrying back to the ocean when they are old enough.

The island stretches from Ft. Pierce to the north, to Stuart to the South.  You can access the island in three different points–Ft. Pierce, Jensen Beach and from Stuart.

The southern half of Hutchinson Island is not as developed with condos or housing developments, and there is easy access to the beach in many places.  You’ll notice that unless you are at one of the “main” beach accesses, that the beaches are deserted except for the occasional walker, runner, or surfer.
The population of this increasingly popular destination for seasonal guests and tourists nearly doubles during the winter months every year. White, unspoiled beaches, blue skies, enviable fishing opportunities and an easygoing atmosphere endear the Island to those who call it “home” on a year-round basis. The beaches here have been recognized as some of the best in America, and it is home to the beautiful Indian River Plantation Resort.

If you are looking to get away from the crowds of Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Daytona, Hutchinson Island is the place to go!  Bring your book, blanket and a chair and enjoy the solitude!

 

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