Activities in Vero Beach, Florida

Activities in Vero Beach, Florida
Vero Beach is known as the gateway to the tropics. Vero Beach is located on Florida's east coast and is part of Florida's Treasure Coast. Vero Beach is known for its beautiful beaches, golf courses and is home to the Vero Beach Devil Rays minor league baseball team. There are many activities in Vero Beach, from deep sea fishing in the Atlantic to hiking in Fort Drum Marsh.

Fort Drum Marsh Recreation Center

Fort Drum Marsh Recreation Center lies about 20 miles west of Vero Beach. Fort Drum Marsh offers a diverse collection of wetland and prairie hikes. The area shelters a diverse group of wildlife including sandhill cranes, wood storks, bald eagles, deer, turkey and feral hogs. There is a picnic area and primitive campgrounds at Hog Island.

Fort Drum Marsh Recreation Center
sjr.state.fl.us
(386) 329-4404

Gifford Aquatics Center

The family friendly Gifford Aquatics Center features a large pool that holds 149 swimmers and kiddie "sprayground." The center's deck offers cool spots, human chess and checker boards and other activities. The center also has water aerobics classes.

Gifford Aquatics Center
4895 43rd Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32967
(772) 770-5312
verobeach.com/giffordaquaticscenter

Biking and Kayaking

Vero Beach's spectacular blue ocean is made for exploring on Kayak. The seas are generally calm and kayaks are a great way to get close to marine life like sea turtles and grouper. If you want some outdoor recreation on dry land, explore Vero Beach's picturesque neighborhood on a bike.

Orchid Island Bikes & Kayaks
1175 Commerce Ave.
Vero Beach, FL 32960
(772) 299-1286
http://www.orchidislandrentals.com/

Fishing

The waters off Vero Beach provide year-round fishing opportunities. The waters off Sebastian Inlet are deep and attract grouper, snapper, and king mackerel. Venture further out to catch dolphin, wahoo, tuna and marlin. If you don't have a boat, many companies offer half day and full day charters or try your luck from land at Sebastian Inlet Park.

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Article Written By Laine Doss

Laine Doss has been writing for years with an emphasis on fitness, travel and lifestyle issues. Doss has written for "Buzz" magazine, Examiner.com, Liberalwonk.com, Fashify.com and Laine Doss Green Travels. Doss has co-hosted a lifestyles-themed radio show and is a graduate of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting.

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