Santa Lucea Beach, Hutchinson Island

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Stuart, FL
Santa Lucea Beach, Hutchinson Island
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Santa Lucea Beach is a pretty beach on the southern end of Hutchinson Island. There is good surf here, and plenty of surfers come to enjoy it when there's a swell. From the parking lot, there are two paths that lead to the beach: the southmost one is a wooden walkway though jungle, the northmost one is an overgrown sandy jungle path with wildflowers and butterflies. Children enjoy making their way along this short path and seeing what they find. The beach, with greyish sand, slopes down to perfect almost technicolor blue-green water. There is usually a strong, cool breeze. No shade is to be found so come early or late in the day. For some shade, try Chastain Beach. For calm water that kids love, try Bathtub Beach.

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Pathway to the beach.

The beach slopes down.

Young woman relaxing at the beach.

Surfer catching a ride.

Windy day at the beach.


Santa Lucea Beach is north of Chastain Beach on the southern tip of Hutchinson Island. The address is 55 NE MacArthur Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996.From Highway 95, exit at Kanner Hwy and follow it for six miles to the northeast into Stuart. Turn right on Ocean Blvd (at the second roundabout) and head over the two causeways to Hutchinson Island, for five miles. Turn right on SE MacArthur Blvd and follow it for a mile past a golf course and then turn left into the first beach parking lot. Parking is free, and there is no toll to cross the causeways.


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