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218 Custom map of the Treasure Coast

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Florida's Treasure Coast

Florida’s Treasure Coast is the common appellation given to the Florida coastal section, which extends from the Inlet in the north to south of Hobe Sound. It comprises all the coastal counties of Indian River, St. Lucie, and Martin. The region has a rich history that goes back 300 years, where Spanish galleons replete with gold and silver, shipwrecked off the southeastern Florida shore, losing all their treasure to the deep waters. Treasure Coast provided pirates and smugglers with sanctuary during the 18th century. The Spanish explorers drove the first human inhabitants, the Timucuan Indians, from Treasure Coast, beginning with their arrival in 1528. By the 19th century, small communities began to appear as settler moved into the region. Today, the Treasure Coast is a unique mix of small town, laid-back, beautiful beach communities, and a popular family vacation destination.

Treasure Coast has an incredible 70 miles of shoreline, with more than 40 public beach parks, as well as numerous private and public beach accesses. It is a beach lover’s paradise, providing the most beautiful natural coastal environment for exploration. Treasure Coast offers some of the most beautiful flora along the Florida coast, with vibrant colors and blooms, and foliage with rich texture. From ferns to palm trees, air plants and shrubs, to wildflowers, Treasure Coast has it all. The animal life of the region is a display of unique species. It is a bird watcher’s paradise with winter migratory birds, including Ruddy Turnstones, Sanderlings, and Semipalmated Sandpipers, along with other birds such as pelicans and herons. Furthermore, you can find deer, alligators, bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, sting rays, otters and manatees as well.

Ocean angling and fishing in the lakes and streams are great activities to be enjoyed in Treasure Coast. Alligator sightings on the Loxahatchee River, kayaking tours through shady mangroves stands, watching nesting turtles, or snorkeling over beautiful corals in St. Lucie Inlet State Park, are some of the leisure that Treasure Coast offers its visitors.

 This is a digitally colored map designed by Lisa and her team.

All sizes are approximate.

 


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