Stuart is an idyllic destination for a seaside retreat where boats of all sizes can anchor up, and with its unspoiled Old-Florida scenery, a lot awaits you here in this waterfront community. Marinas dot the shoreline and the Historic downtown Stuart is always great to explore.
Stuart, Florida, buzzes with a vibrant array of activities, especially the varied festivals in and around the area. The Stuart Air Show is normally held around November and the Annual Dancin’ in the Streets street party and music festival held in the Historic downtown area is held every August or try delicious Seafood at the Port St. Lucie Seafood Festival held in January.
The Stuart Boat Show is held every January and is the largest boat show on Florida’s Treasure Coast featuring over 205 local, national and international exhibitors displaying hundreds of boats in-water and on land.
The Stuart Sandbar is one of the best boating locations in Florida and is a major attraction for boaters throughout the year. Located inside St. Lucie inlet, the sandbar boasts some of the clearest crystal waters and is a perfect place to relax and take in the views. Known as the “Sailfish Capital of the World” inshore fishing in Stuart offers anglers a chance to target a variety of species, including snook, redfish, trout, tarpon, and sheepshead. The St. Lucie River and nearby Indian River Lagoon provide sheltered waters teeming with fish. Anglers can explore the mangrove-lined shorelines, flats, and oyster bars, using a variety of techniques such as live bait, artificial lures, or fly fishing.
Offshore fishing in Stuart is particularly renowned for its incredible sportfishing opportunities. The Gulf Stream flows close to the coast, bringing a rich diversity of pelagic species. Stuart's offshore waters are frequented by sailfish, marlin, mahi-mahi, wahoo, kingfish, and tuna, among others. Anglers can experience thrilling battles with these powerful game fish while enjoying the picturesque oceanic scenery. Stuart also hosts several fishing tournaments throughout the year, attracting anglers from far and wide.
Discover Boats for Sale in Stuart
As a popular boat marketplace around Stuart, we have something for everyone!
If you love wandering around museums, try the Elliott Museum for its display of classic cars and art. For maritime enthusiasts, the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center provides a fascinating insight into the local marine ecosystem and offers hands-on experiences. The Stuart Heritage Museum has local history displays, including furniture from early pioneer homes celebrating the Good Ole Days, which is worth the visit.
Beach Access and Hours
Boat ramps open 24 hours per day. Beach facilities open daily from sunrise to sunset