Vero Beach, on Florida's Treasure Coast, is home to the Indian River Lagoon as well as several interesting archeological finds, including fossils from humans and ice-aged animals. It's no wonder ancient man enjoyed Vero Beach, this protected inlet hosts waterways for fishing, swimming, boating, diving and other recreation, and boasts Florida's notorious year-round subtropical climate.
Diving and Snorkeling in Vero Beach
The Verobeach Reef and the Oculina Reef are popular snorkeling and diving spots with over 200 varieties of tropical fish as well as coral, sponges, anenomes, rays, aquatic plants and other underwater wonders. Other popular diving and snorkeling spots in the Vero Beach area are the 1715 Shipwreck site, the El Capitan wreck, the Breckonshire Wreck, South Beach and Wabasso Beach. Dive shops and rental facilities are plentiful in the area, and some shops even offer guided dive tours.
Kayaking and Canoeing in Vero Beach
The waterways of Vero Beach, Florida are rich in wildlife, with Osprey, alligators, dolphins, heron, manatees, sea turtles and flamingos living amidst tropical foliage and reeds, sometimes shaded by cypress. Bring your own kayak or canoe, rent one from a local facility and explore the Indian River Lagoon independently or with a group.
Surfing in Vero Beach
About 1/3 mile off the beach, at Sebastian inlet is "monster hole," a very deep spot on the floor of the Atlantic where the water rushes in and rises to significant waves that take surfers and bodyboarders on long rides to shore. Wabasso Beach and Spanish House are also popular Vero Beach surfing destinations.
Article Written By Lisa Russell
Lisa Russell has been a freelance writer since 1998. She's been published in "Rethinking Everything Magazine," "Playdate" and "Home Educator's Family Times." She has a professional background in education, cosmetology and the restaurant industry. Russell studied early childhood education at Antelope Valley College, and is pursuing a degree in law.