City of Stuart, Florida

Located on Florida's Treasure Coast, Stuart is the largest of four incorporated municipalities in Martin County. Several Spanish galleons were shipwrecked in this area of  Florida's Treasure Coast in the 18th century. In 1832, pirate Pedro Gilbert often used a sandbar off the coast as a lure to unsuspecting prey. He chased and captured the Mexican, a US merchant ship. He attempted to burn the ship and kill the crew, but they survived and reported the incident. Gilbert and his crew were captured and executed. The bar from which is lured his prey is called "Gilbert's Bar" on nautical charts.

The habitats in Seabranch Preserve State Park were formed by ancient oceans over the course of many years. Rare sand pine scrub, baygall communities, a mangrove swamp, and scrubby flatwoods can be seen by the visitors all within a mile from each other. A trail that extends for over 4 miles is available for visitors to hike and witness all of the wildlife that Seabranch Preserve State Park has to offer. Picnic areas are also available for visitors. There are future plans to develop this park in order to make it more enticing to visitors. 

Seabranch Preserve State Park

St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park is a barrier island that is only accessible by boat. Visitors enjoy the boardwalk that takes them through the mangrove forests and hammocks of live oaks, cabbage palms, paradise trees, and wild limes. One can find animals such as loggerheads, leatherback, and green turtles. Some of the popular activities at St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park include swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, surf fishing, and picnicking. 

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Coral Shores Behavioral Health's goal is to become their patients first choice by exceeding the expectations of the people they serve by providing exceptional and patient-focused behavioral health care. 

The Florida Oceanographic Society is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire education and advocacy for Florida's coastal ecosystems. 

The Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center is located on Hutchinson Island offering 57-acres that includes the Society's headquarters, nature trails, 750,000-gallon Game Fish Lagoon, Sea Turtle Pavilion, Children's Activity Pavilion, Sea Star Touch Tank Pavilion, Rays on the Reef Ray Pavilion, and the Frances Langford Visitors Center. 

Stuart teen, Brandi Kneip, decided to use her college fund to open a business. After participating in some beach cleanups, she began to wonder how she could further impact the health of her surroundings. By opening JAR, her intention was to help those around her begin to live life with less waste. Now, this thriving store has refillable laundry detergent, food, beauty products, and more. By shopping here, you're voting with your wallet, to want less plastic in our lives; you're making a difference in the health of your home and the health of our planet. Bring your reusable containers and get lost shopping in the full isles of JAR.

This dog park features dog wash area, separate areas for large and smaller dogs, and a board walk area.

The Lyric Theatre was built in Stuart in 1926 as a silent film theater. In 1987, after years of being bought and sold it got a restoration turning it into a beautiful center for the performing arts center. Further restorations in 2014 completed the transformation.