Monday, October 12, 2009

Today, I have left to white, sugar sand beaches of the Emerald Coast and traveled to the East Coast, The Treasure Coast to be exact. Florida’s Treasure Coast stretches from Sebastian in Indian River County south to Hobe Sound in Martin County. It was given the name Treasure Coast because so many Spanish Galleons with their treasures are ship-wrecked off the coast. Treasures have been found by many, even amateurs.

On the beaches of the Treasure Coast, you will find the sand to be a golden color and a little coarser than the sand you normally find on the Gulf Coast beaches. The waves on the Treasure Coast are also slightly bigger than on the Gulf Coast. Many of the beaches on the Treasure Coast are Dog Friendly, but make sure to inquire locally.

The Treasure Coast is comprised of three Florida counties, Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin; cities include Sebastian and Vero in Indian River County, Ft Pierce and Port St Lucie in St Lucie County and Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach and Hobe Sound in Martin County. The pace on the Treasure Coast is a little slower than on the Gold Coast of South Florida, but there is still much to do and wonderful restaurants for both casual and fine dining. Florida does allow dogs to dine with you on outside patios, but always call first to make sure your “furkid” is welcome.

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