Public Beaches ~ Beaches in St. Lucie Florida

With over 21 miles of gorgeous white sand and family-friendly beaches, it’s no real surprise that St. Lucie County is one of the most popular tourist vacation destinations in the United States. There are 30 public access beaches near Port St. Lucie that are perfect for swimming, surfing, snorkeling or just relaxing. The area hosts a number of natural areas with boating, fishing, hiking and other watersport activities. If you’re deciding on which beach to visit, see the list below for a detailed breakdown of each of the beaches:

(Click here for the St. Lucie County Interactive Parks and Preserves Guide)

(Looking to ride Horseback on the beach? Check out the Beach Tours here!)

Frederick Douglass

One of the most unique experiences here is a tour on horseback on the beautiful pristine beach on Hutchinson Island. This view of Frederick Douglass Park is truly a one-in-a-lifetime experience for many visitors. The park also offers fishing and is dog-friendly. This is a great place to host parties and get-togethers for family and friends.

  • Great Beach Fishing Spots
  • Lifeguards During Summer Months
  • Full-Length Boardwalk
  • Volleyball Court
  • Horseback Riding
  • Picnic Areas With Grills

Pepper Park

Besides the tennis, basketball and sand volleyball courts, this beach offers great snorkeling and scuba diving. A well-known boat wreck, the Urca de Lima, is just 200 yards offshore, making this a favorite for divers.

  • Sand Volleyball Courts
  • Bastketball Court
  • Wheelchair Accessibility
  • Year-Round Lifeguards
  • Kids Playground
  • Lots of Parking
  • Near the UDT Navy SEAL Museum

Blind Creek

The Clothing Optional Blind Creek is definitely the most secluded beach with 1.5 miles of remote beachfront along the Atlantic Ocean. The beach is smaller, doesn’t see as much traffic and doesn’t have lifeguards on duty, which makes it a great place for a beach walk. The area is popular for surf fishing and beach combing and includes various natural environments with a coastal dune, coastal strand, maritime hammock and tidal swamp. The most quiet beach in the Port St. Lucie area!

  • Clothing Optional
  • Some Parking
  • Quiet, Private Areas
  • Peaceful and Secluded Setting
  • Low Amounts of Tourists

John Brooks Park Beachside

Named after noted local environmental activist John Brooks, this 226-acre upland and wetland preserve features two miles of beachfront dunes and seashore fishing, and has one wooden ramped dune-crossover with covered viewing area.

  • Biking Trails
  • Birding
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trails
  • Canoe Access

Jaycee Beach

One of the more popular beaches, Jaycee Park is a haven for kids as well as adults and has several sporting options. This has more than eight acres of oceanfront access with park amenities including a playground, a restaurant, a scenic boardwalk, a large picnic area and a buoyed swimming area. Perfect for family gatherings!

  • Buoyed-Off Swimming Area
  • Boat Ramps
  • Giant Playground Area
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Basketball Courts
  • Racquetball Courts