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Elliott Museum
Housing a collection of America dating back to 1865. Fourteen interesting ships, local history exhibits, Indian artifacts, a shell collection, and a contemporary art exhibit. (225-1961)
Environmental Studies Center
Operated by Martin County School System, this is one of Jensen Beach’s richest treasures. Providing environmental education for students, K-8th grade. (219-1887)
Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge
Gilbert's Bar House of Refuge is the oldest standing structure in Martin County. This Hutchinson Island attraction was built in 1875 to serve as a rescue and refuge center for shipwrecked sailors. Today, converted into a museum, Gilbert's Bar Station is the last such facility still standing on Florida's east coast. The museum contains a collection of marine artifacts, lifesaving equipment and maritime exhibits dating back to the 16th century. Open Tuesday to Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM, Admission fee. (772-225-1875)
Historical Society of Martin County
Elliott Museum, Gilbert’s Bar-House of Refuge all located on Hutchinson Island. (225-1875)
Stuart Heritage Museum
Rediscover and memorialize the history of Martin County. (220-4600

Florida Oceanographic Society
Florida Oceanographic is Society is a nonprofit research and educational organization dedicated to the marine sciences. Located across from Stuart Beach / Elliott Museum, FOS's new facility is home to the Frances Langford Billfish Collection as well as "touch" tanks and computer lessons about our environment. Visitors Center hours are 10 AM to 5 PM, Mon.- Sat., 12 to 5 PM on Sunday. Admission fee; free to members. Tours for nature walks on Wednesday & Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM. Reservations requested, 772-225-0505.

Beach Activities
13 Public beaches are located on Hutchinson Island, only minutes from River Palm Cottages & Fish Camp. Stop by our office for directions. Be careful of the Florida sun! We recommend tanning or screening lotions and gradual sunning.
Bicycle Rental
Located at the Marriott on Hutchinson Island. (225-3700) also located in Historic Jensen Beach at Mac’s Bike Shop.
Horse Back Riding
Long Riders Trail Carriage & Pony Parties (772-528-6986) – Long riders stables, carriage rides, horse &
Pony day camp, parties for singles or groups
Scuba Diving
Deep Six Dive & Water Sports (692-2747) & (288-3999)
Deep Sea Fishing
The Lady Stuart is out of Hutchinson Island Marriot.
U.S. Sailing Center
Sailing fun for everyone. Adult and Family Sailing Instructions. 2-Hour Intro Cruises. (334-8085)
Jensen Beach Boat Rental
Pontoons, Bowriders, Open Fisherman, Waverunners. Located at Hutchinson Island Marriot. (772-334- 1000)
Periwinkle Environmental Boat Rentals 772-529-6501
Cowabunga Surf And Sport 772-334-7873

Allgolf – Family Fun!
Two miniature golf courses, batting cages, go carts, arcade, snack bar, 9 hole lighted par 3 and a driving range. (220-7676) Hours are from 9:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m
Eagle Marsh Golf Club
Nominated best public golf course in America. (692-3322)
Golden Bear at Hammock Creek
Range facility and instruction available. (220-2599)
The Florida Club
Treasure Coast finest practice facility. (288-2548)
The Treasure Coast’s only Jack Nickalus Signature course. (337-5315)
PGA Golf Club at the Reserve
Two-world class Tom Fazio design courses and Pete Dye course. (800-800-4653)
Martin County Golf and Country Club
Opened to the public. Best rates on the Treasure Coast. (287-6002)

Indian River Lagoon Wildlife Boat Tours
River Palm can arrange for Eco-Tours by truck, boat, plane or helicopter. Martin County offers some fantastic opportunities to view assorted types of birds such as the Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Bald Eagles, Sandhill Cranes, Roseate Spoonbills, Wood Ibis, American Wood Stork (Ironhead), Brown Pelican and a host of shore, wading and songbirds too numerous to mention.
Island Princess
Cruises up and down the Indian and St. Lucie River. Leaves the Marriott twice daily. (225-2100)
South River Outfitters
(772-201-6518) – Rentals and guided tours up the St. Lucie River & Indian River Lagoon.

Trail Riding
Sightseeing Tours
Catch 22 located next door at Four Fish Marina. (225-6436)
Savanna State Reserve
Guided walking or canoe tours. It is common to see great blue herons, red wing black birds, otters, and raccoons. (772-340-7530)
Okeechobee Nature Center
Guided nature walks for naturalists of this 100-acre sanctuary. (561-233-1400)
Healthcote Botanical Gardens
Enjoy a stroll through this tropical paradise. (772-464-4672)
Grassy River Preserve Center
A hat, sunscreen, a cold drink, a pair of binoculars and a sense of adventure is all you will need to enjoy this adventure into the wild. (561-627-8831)
River Cruise
Cruises along the North Fork of the St. Lucie River. See Florida’s wildlife – (772-489-8344)


Langford Park
Langford Park is named after Frances Langford Stuart, a Jensen Beach resident of Hollywood fame. The park is located on Dixie Highway (707) near the Historic Jensen Beach Arch which spans the roadway. The park contains tennis courts, baseball diamonds, racquetball courts, basketball courts, and a playground. The park has a field house, fitness trail, and a genuine log cabin - home of our community’s center.

Langford Park is located just a few minutes from our property. Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Racquetball courts, children’s play area, and ball fields are all located there.
Jupiter State Park
Uninhabited Island located just on the south side of the St. Lucie Inlet. Peck’s Lake at the park is a great place to anchor your boat and walk this island that has no cars, commercial buildings, or residential homes.
Johnathon Dickinson State Park
Just south of Hobe Sound on U.S. 1, has 10,328 acres of unspoiled Florida wilderness with mangroves, pine scrubs, river swamp and the Loxahatchee River. Named for a 17th century shipwrecked sailor, the park offers a river tour aboard the Loxahatchee Queen. Recreational activities include fishing (permit required), canoe and rowboat rentals, camping, cabin rental, bicycling and hiking trails, plus family picnicking and a concession stand. Canoeing available throughout the winding streams. Also guided tours available. (561-546-2771)
John D. MacArthur State Park
Guided tours available daily. (561-624-6952)
Indian Riverside Park
Located just south of us on Indian River Drive. (772-692-7501)
St Lucie Inlet State Park
Only accessible by boat and is located directly across the Intracoastal Waterway from Cove Road, Port Salerno. Stroll along boardwalks that wind through the wilderness of lush wetlands and mangroves toward the parks wide beaches. Picnic areas, restrooms and ferry service is available.


Tackle Store
Snook Nook: Everything you need to get the catch (334-2145)
Treasure Coast Mall
Located 5 minutes from River Palm Cottages on U.S. #1. (692-0100)
Historic Downtown Stuart, offering a variety of shops and Restaurants.
Historic Downtown Jensen Beach offering a variety of shops and Restaurants.
Island Water Sports
Surfboards, skateboards, bodyboards, clothing, sunglasses, and sandals. (334-1999)
Local Drugstore (334-1224)
Local Grocery Store (334-5100)
Wal-mart Super Center
24 hour Local Shopping (335-8551)
Local Drugstore (334-4204)

Chucky Cheese
Fun for the kid’s. (692-9717)
Jensen Beach Bowl offers an exciting day or night of fun. (225-2695)
Movie Theaters
Regal Cinema, located at the Treasure Coast Mall (692-3177)
Payless Theaters at Martin Downs (287-9273)
Sun Cruz Casino
Cruise departs twice daily from the Riviera Beach Marina (561-863-9555)
Palm Beach Princess Cruise
Sailing twice daily from the Port of Palm Beach. Full casino, buffet, & live entertainment (800-841-7447)
Lyric Theatre
Located in Historic downtown Stuart. Performing arts theatre. Call for info (220-1942)


11 Maple Street (334-7714)
Another local favorite, but also known throughout the State of Florida. This place has a trendy atmosphere in a house – courtyard setting. Great atmosphere and great food is the menu here.
Crawdaddy’s (225-3444)
New Orleans theme with plenty of entertainment. Plenty of crawfish with some very upscale spicy cuisine.
Conchy Joe’s (334-1130)
A local hangout with plenty of seafood. One of the only waterfront views in the area, the restaurant is down to earth and very rustic. Many fish stories are told here. Just a few miles North on the Drive.
Dunkin Donuts / Baskin Robbins
Donuts, Coffee, Bagels and 31 flavors of Ice Cream
The Dolphin (781-5236)
Previously known as movie star Frances Langford’s Outrigger Restaurant, this favorite local establishment has been refurbished to the original status when Mrs. Langford brought staff over from Hawaii to run the island theme restaurant. Now known for its special seafood dishes and famous bar overlooking the Indian River Lagoon.
Duffy's (221-4899)
Sports Bar
The Gafford (221-9517)
Located in historic downtown Stuart, this is a place where, if you catch a fish you would like to eat, they will do it. Also know for the continental cuisine, this favorite of the area has a slight New York feel to it.
Jan’s Place (334-9598)
One of the local places for breakfast and lunch, this restaurant offers an array of original selections for your traditional favorites.
Jack & Tony’s (334-9511)
Know for it’s pizza but also has pasta, deli sandwiches, and subs available. Special favorite is the Hackensack.
Delivery Available!
Jensen Beach Ale House (692-3611)
This sports bar is a favorite among locals. Casual dining and food.
Mary’s Gourmet Kitchen (334-9488)
This local favorite is famous for breakfast and lunch. Special care goes into each dish that is prepared personally by Mary. Word of wisdom is to arrive early as lines do form, and give yourself plenty of time to dine. (If you know what we mean!)
Mulligan’s (232-1414)
Grill & raw bar restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
New England Fish Market & Restaurant (334-7328)
A large selection of fresh fish and daily specials. Another local favorite.
Prawnbroker (288-1222)
Seafood is the specialty of the house here. With all the seafood to choose from they still have some favorite meat items. Specialty is Horseradish Crusted Grouper and for deserts the Mile High Mudd Pie.
Renado’s (219-9600)
Italian cuisine is the topic at this posh, trendy place. Located in Harbor Bay Plaza south of River Palm Cottages.
Baja Grill (225-3700)
Known for there Sunday Brunch, this long time favorite located at the Hutchinson Island Marriott has a variety of traditional menu items along with a great view of the Indian River Lagoon.
Shakra’s (334-3641)
Subs, Subs, Subs is the specialty here. If you’re familiar with the traditional Jersey Shore Sub, then this is the place for you.
Toojays (287-6514)
Best Delicatessen this side of New York! Generous servings, freshest ingredients, excellent service.
Wahoo’s Restaurant (692-2333)
Wonderful pasta, steaks and seafood.


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