Photo Courtesy of Bertl123/Shutterstock.comNot great for surfing but funvero beachVero Beach, Florida

Families will love:

  • Beaches with playgrounds
  • Surfing and other watersports
  • Treasure Coast

Vero Beach stubbornly resists pigeon-holing. Preconceptions that it's an enclave for rich retirees get shattered by a funky, retro vibe that can best be described as Wild West meets Blackbeard. And whereas at first face it seems like a big metropolis that spreads from mainland to Orchid Island, it tucks away quiet communities, pockets of isolated beach, and a pronounced ... more
Vero Beach stubbornly resists pigeon-holing. Preconceptions that it's an enclave for rich retirees get shattered by a funky, retro vibe that can best be described as Wild West meets Blackbeard. And whereas at first face it seems like a big metropolis that spreads from mainland to Orchid Island, it tucks away quiet communities, pockets of isolated beach, and a pronounced eco-consciousness.

Vero Beach's Indian River County is historically known for its citrus-growing, but beach-lovers, surfers, and other water sports enthusiasts find here a lesser-known destination with the feeling of a well-kept secret and a reputation for art and nature to add dimension.

Written by Chelle Koster Walton less

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