Vero Beach is part of the region called “The Treasure Coast”, nicknamed after the many Spanish coin-filled chests that washed up on its shores in the 17th and 18th centuries. Though you may not find many jewel-filled chests these days (sorry for the bad news), there are still other treasures to discover on the East Coast. This section of the Intercostal estuary is home to the largest number of animal species in North America, more than 2500! This animal diversity results from the variety of ecosystems where mangroves rub shoulders with the coastal ocean. Many seasonal fishers travel to Vero Beach to explore the marine life of the Indian River Lagoon. Recognized for its seashore, Vero Beach boasts three principal beaches: South Beach, Humiston Park and Jaycee Park. It is also home to Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, the first resort complex founded by Disney, which has been in operation since 1995.
The area, pleasantly lodged between sea and forest, blends the aesthetics of a forest refuge with that of a traditional beach hotel. The resort faces the ocean and offers access to a private lake, a campfire area and 17 square miles of forest! Tempting, isn’t it?
Founded in 1919, following a population surge driven by tourism and the citrus trade, the city now has about 15,000 residents. The oranges and lemons that you eat likely come from this region where growing fruit is a hallmark of the local economy. Pineapples and oranges have helped enrich this formerly rural area.
For years Vero Beach has been distinguished by its luxurious facilities including its many private golf clubs, for example, the Red Stick, John’s Island and the Hawk’s Nest. Construction of a sports stadium was a benefit of urbanization that,
to the delight of local baseball fans, remained home to the Los Angeles Dodgers for many years. Later transformed into a training centre for athletes from various disciplines, this stadium is now known as Historic Dodgertown.
Whether you enjoy beaches, fishing, sailing or oranges, you will find your treasure in the roads and waters of Vero Beach!
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Events We Love
Fort Pierce Oyster Festival celebrates the waterfront and its delicious oysters, seafood, live music, arts & crafts. We are dedicated to saving our oyster shells for the "Oyster Reef Restoration Projects" in St. Lucie County.
Under the Oaks Art Show is the largest event and fundraiser of the Vero Beach Art Club. The event gathers over 220 artists from around the nation and beyond to exhibit at this highly respected juried show.
Vero Beach is a car-friendly city served by Interstate 95, the Florida Turnpike and several major highways.
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