Jensen Beach, Florida Attractions

Jensen Beach, Florida Attractions
Part of the Treasure Coast, Jensen Beach is north of Palm Beach and boasts an average temperature of 82 degrees. The beach town was once known as the Pineapple Capital of the World, according to the Florida Beaches Guide website. Jensen Beach is an outdoor recreation lover's delight with its sandy beaches and scenic treasures located along the Atlantic.

Savannas Preserve State Park

Savannas Preserve State Park comprises more than 6,000 acres dedicated to preserving habitat found in Florida's freshwater marshes. In the wetlands, visitors can enjoy canoeing, kayaking and fishing. More than 8 miles of trails for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding exist for nature lovers. The park also teems with wildlife, including gopher tortoise and Florida alligators. Visitors can discover the value of wetlands at the Environmental Education Center.

Savannas Preserve State Park
9551 Gumbo Limbo Lane
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
(772) 398-2779
floridastateparks.org/savannas

Jensen Sea Turtle Beach

Of course, in a place aptly named Jensen Beach, beaches are a popular attraction. Jensen Sea Turtle Beach is the main beach in town. The beach offers areas for picnics, surfing, swimming and sunbathing. From April through September, the beach is lined with sea turtle nests, which are blocked off.

Located just a mile south of Jensen Sea Turtle Beach is Joe's River Park, which opened in 2009. The 15-acre area provides public access to the Indian River Lagoon, where visitors can fish, kayak and canoe.

Jensen Sea Turtle Beach
4191 N.E. Ocean Blvd.
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
(772) 221-1420
jensenbeach.com

Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center

The Jensen Beach area, known as Florida's Treasure Coast, also consists of Hutchinson Island, according to the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce. The Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center offers 57 acres of marine and nature adventures on Hutchinson Island. The center offers guided nature walks and visitors can watch stingray feedings or view the shark pavilion. Boat tours are also provided. During the tour, stop at a bird sanctuary and keep an eye out for marine life, including dolphins, manatees and turtles.

Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center
890 N.E. Ocean Blvd.
Stuart, FL 34996
(772) 225-0505
floridaoceanographic.org

Article Written By Steve Repsys

A writing professional with more than 15 years of experience, Steve Repsys is currently employed in a college marketing environment. He is part of a team that produces award-winning publications. He holds a bachelor's degree in communication from Stonehill College and a master's degree in sports marketing from Springfield College.

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