|From April through September Hutchinson Island becomes one of the most important nesting areas for loggerhead turtles in the world.
There are 5 species of sea turtles that
migrate to Hutchinson Island every year. The nest are carefully monitored and well marked on the beaches and whether you rent a water front condo or hotel room be sure to get up in the morning and look for the turtle tracks!
Visit our sea turtle page for more
Hutchinson Island Sea Turtles
With amenities available right on the island such as grocery stores, gas stations, beachside restaurants, motels and more, one would never have to venture to the mainland. However, just across the Indian River are the quaint communities of Stuart, Jensen Beach and Fort Pierce rich in history and culture, great local dining, shopping, and local artistís galleries.
Other points of
interest on the island include
The House of Refuge: A National Historic Site for
shipwreck survivors and the oldest structure
on the Treasure Coast.
Museum: A cultural and educational facility
offering art, history, invention and
innovation to create an exciting visitor
experience for all ages.
Oceanographic Society: An educational and
on-going research facility for South
Navy UDT-SEAL Museum: The only museum in the
world dedicated exclusively to the elite
warriors of Naval Special Warfare.
Even though the island has everything you need, much of the island is left natural as the day it was when discovered, making it a wonderful sanctuary for the wildlife. It's not sculpted by endless rows of hedges like some of the islands just south of us but still very wild and free of man's hands. It has an abundance of public beach outlets welcoming our visitors. And you don't have to pay to park at any of them!!! The beaches are not overcrowded and most times you'll find you have the beach to yourself. The people are all friendly, courteous and very laid back. You will often see people strolling the beach with a glass of wine.
While Hutchinson Island is probably one of the most beautiful places in Florida, it may also be one of itís best kept secrets and we'd sorta like to keep it that way, as we like our non-crowded island. Please don't all pack your trunks and head for Hutchinson Island all at once. Check with each other's itinerary and spread yourselves throughout the year
and don't share our secret with your neighbors, family and friends. This is between you and I. HAHA! Say, "hello!" to us when you see us on the beach!
Island Florida Map