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Florida Beaches Guide - Jensen Beach

Beach 411 ~ Jensen Beach

Hutchison Island, FL, Atlantic Coast (South)

  • Beach type: family beach, quiet, lots of space to spread out
  • Beach geography: miles and miles of walkable beach. Soft granular coquina sand with a solid-packed shoreline to walk at the surf’s edge. Being on the windier Atlantic coast, the surf can get rougher and the pull of the waves can be quite strong.
  • Ease of access: lots of designated parking lot access points at intervals along the stretch of beach.
  • Extra costs: parking is free
  • Beach amenities: generally, it’s a bring what you need kinda beach area. The stretch of beach is open to choosing your own space for the day and relaxing. Depending on where you access the beach, some limited bathroom facilities, some lifeguards and some limited food options are available (at selected access points like Jensen Beach).
  • Special note: This is a wonderful sunrise beach, so plan on rising early and strolling the beach as the sun comes up!
  • Special note 2: There’s a popular clothing optional nude beach to explore at Blind Creek Beach about 5 miles north. Same beach geography and lots of space to find your place – either with the fellow sun bathers at the Blind Creek Beach access or more secluded along the 1-mile stretch. A great beach for first timers as there is lots of space to find your bare spot. While you’re there, grab a few thousand steps and walk the beautiful stretch of beach au naturel and free!
  • Geo-locator: Where is Jensen Beach? Where is the clothing optional Blind Creek Beach?

Jensen Beach sunrisesA beach for sunrises and long walks along the Atlantic coast

Jensen Beach has the wonderful benefit that it is not one of those uber-popular beaches crowded and lined with partying boisterousness. It’s a grand stretch of 20 miles of walkable sandy beachfront that sits along the eastern shores of the Atlantic offering amazing sunrises to start your day. Being mid way between Orlando and Miami, this Jensen Beach strip makes it ideal for families or a quieter, relaxed beach visit.

The Hutchison Island beachfront, from Jensen Beach towards the south to Fort Pierce fringing the northern tip, encompasses sandy beachfronts like Bathtub Reef Beach, Stuart Beach, Jensen Beach, Blind Creek Beach, South Beach Park and Jetty Park – each offering a random mix of amenities.

Blind Creek Beach ~ clothing optionalThe gem in this 20-mile strip of sand is the secluded, out-of-the-way clothing optional nude beach at Blind Creek Beach. No amenities exist (except for a few very clean porta-potties at the parking area) and the area is well maintained by the Treasure Coast Naturists. If you are a first-time visitor to a clothing optional beach experience, Blind Creek Beach is a perfect opportunity. The stretch of designated clothing optional beach easily spans a mile and attendance, even on weekends, is maybe 50-60 people. There’s lots of room to find your own place and explore the naturist experience. As a clothing-optional designation, you can feel comfortable suited, topless or completely nude as suits your preference. You will find the experience freeing, invigorating and helps get rid of those tan lines. Stroll naked along the mile-long stretch, skinny dip in the surf without the encumbrance of your bathing suit, and simply relax and feel the glorious freedom of the sun on your skin (sun tan lotion, please!). Blind Creek Beach is truly a gem to be explored.  

Hutchison Island area activities

Jensen Beach is made for walkingGiven the Hutchison Island strip is home to 20+ miles of beachfront, the primary activity is beach relaxation. But if you’ve had enough sun and beach, you have additional options if you head to the mainland areas of Fort Pierce at the north end of the island or Jensen Beach and Stuart at the southern end of the island. Staying on the Hutchison Island, a few options include:

Hutchison Island Events

Hutchison Island area nightlife

Shuckers Ocean Beachfront Bar, Jensen BeachMany of the larger resorts have Bars and some nightlife for your evening groove but check to make sure access is open to non-resort guests. Alternatively, there are several Tiki Bars and local restaurants that often feature live music and/or karaoke:

  • Archie's Seabreeze Restaurant & Bar, Fort Pierce
  • Manatee Island Bar and Grill, Fort Pierce
  • Latitudes Tiki Bar and Grille, Jensen Beach
  • Gin Mill Jensen Beach
  • Shuckers Ocean Beachfront Bar, Jensen Beach

GoGirlfriend Hutchison Island Beach hotel recommendations

Turtle Reef Beach club beachfrontBy the beach: Choose from a wide selection of hotels fronting right on to Hutchison Island beaches, like the Turtle Reef Club Hotel or the Hutchison Shores Resort and Spa or how about right on the water at a Superyacht B&B?

Historic or Boutique Hotels: Choose from The Caribbean Court Boutique Hotel or the Island Beach Resort among the many offerings

Rent a Beach house: Consider a vacation rentalVRBO or AirB&B [Use this link for a first Time Airbnb credit – while available]

For more accommodation recommendations throughout Naples, we recommend visiting Booking.com.

Hutchison Island area weather

Hutchison Island weather (click)They don’t call Florida the Sunshine State for no reason! With great sunshine year-round, Florida’s temps vary modestly depending on season.

Summer brings temperatures between 81°F – 91°F, while winter temperatures drop between 61°F – 75°F with the rare, occasional frost thrown in when the jet stream pushes really low. As the summer heats up, so too does the chance of rain, high humidity and the risk of tropical storms. Understanding Florida is a warm climate overall, if you are from the upper states or Canada, even those winter temperatures are shorts and sandals season while the locals are bundled against the cold. Remember, you’re heading to the beach!

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