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About Hutchinson Island
Hutchinson Island is not your average crowded, bustling Florida beach town. It's a quiet 23-mile long barrier island, which fronts the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Indian River on the other. The serene, laid-back atmosphere provides a chance to reconnect. A Hutchinson Island vacation rental is the ultimate way to enjoy the natural beauty and its tranquil atmosphere. Partygoers will be more comfortable 100 miles to the south in Miami.
Things to Do
Nature holds court in this special section of Florida--so much so that a pod of dolphins may be the largest crowd you see. Here you can enjoy the soothing sounds of waves and breezes through the palm fronds without the distraction of loud beachgoers. The island is also home to the Hobe Sound Wildlife Refuge, which includes a trail suitable for walking and an exhibit room. Watching pelicans crash-land into the ocean, or beg local fisherman for their catch, is a delightful way to spend the afternoon. Driving the island is also a treat with historic landmarks and picturesque vistas from the causeway.
Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River, Hutchinson Island is known for pristine beaches and parks. Visit F. Douglass Memorial Park, Pepper Park, and Round Island Beach Park during your stay to relax or have a picnic. You can go to a different beach every day of your stay and you probably still won't have time to visit them all as the island boasts three dozen.
For history buffs, House of Refuge is a structure on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s the last remaining example of almost a dozen life-saving stations that once served shipwreck victims, and it is now home to a museum. Take the time to check out the Elliott Museum as well. It has Americana exhibits, such as a replica soda shop, barber shop, and 1940s kitchen, and permanent collections include a world-class deisplay of baseball memorabilia and children’s’ toys. The FPL Energy Encounter is also worth a visit.
You'll need a car to get to this delightful spot but once you're at your Hutchinson Island vacation rental you may decide long walks and bike rides are a better way to enjoy the area's beauty. West Palm Beach is the nearest airport and it's about 45 miles away.
January temps are a balmy delight with averages in the 50s to high 60s. Much of the year, from about April through November, is in the mid-80s. The summer months bring high levels of humidity. Hurricane season begins the first of June as the water temps heat up. It runs through the end of November. Most of the Atlantic's greatest potential for activity occurs in the earlier part of the season.
Hutchinson Island is a quiet community with much of the large events happening off of the barrier island in the nearby communities. In Jupiter you'll find Turtlefest in March and the ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival in February or March. And who would want to miss Delray Beaches' Bacon & Bourbon Fest in March or Fellsmere's Frog Leg Festival in January?
After the sun sets there's still a lot of excitement to enjoy. Between March and November, if you're lucky, you can catch the action at one of the premier sea turtle nesting spots in the world. Green, loggerhead, and leatherback turtles come up on the beach, "dig" a nest, deposit their eggs, and head back to the ocean. Turtle walks are held near the St. Lucie Power Plant usually on weekend nights in June and July, but check for exact dates.
A Hutchinson Island beach condo transports you to a quieter Florida where enjoyment is measured in sunrises and sunny skies, and a few hundred baby turtles just trying to make it to the open ocean.
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