By Water 27.635039 --80.348370 (Not Verified )
This unique habitat is a nursery for all types of marine life – turtles, lobsters, manatees, rays, sharks, and over 200 species of fish and the Oculina Varacosa, Oculina Diffusia, fire, and a few other types of coral. The reef begins at about the Sebastian Inlet and runs unbroken to Riomar. It then picks up again off Sandypoint and extends a little south of the Ft Pierce Inlet. This reef, which parallels the coastline, is located very close to shore and extends out about a half mile.
The reefs foundations are exposed limestone formations which rise up from the bottom in various shapes and sizes. Some areas can be seen at low tide like the Riomar reef. The limestone ledges in some areas jet up from the bottom like huge monolithic outcroppings with vast caverns that disappear into the abyss. The ledges are very pronounced in the Vero Beach area with some of the highest 'Relief' --as referred to by engineers -- found anywhere. This habitat is most unique and is not found this close to the coastline anywhere else. From VeroBeach.com
From Vero Beach to Jupiter is the best area for beach diving. A short swim of 75-150 yards will take divers and snorkelers to a rock reef that parallels the shore. In less than 15 feet of water, corals, sponges and tropical fish are easily observed. Boat dives can be made on the natural reefs further offshore. This area is famous for huge spiny lobster that have been called “bull lobster”. Take part in the annual lobster hunts for a chance to catch a lobster weighing ten pounds or more! From DiveSpots.com
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1580 US Highway 1
Sebastian Florida, 32958
By Water 27.823702, -80.469824
Capt Hiram's Resort has a riverfront restaurant, Bahamian-style SandBar, free Wi-Fi, Boatique gift shop, marina with free water taxi and great live entertainment all week.
The Inn features rooms with balconies or patios, a heated pool with tropical foliage, a coin laundry, and vending machines.
Capt Hiram's now also features the Capt Hiram's Concert Series, where you can enjoy national recording acts in the intimate setting of the SandBar.
611 Rio Vista Boulevard
Vero Beach, FL 32963
By Water 27.657464, -80.370110
Located on the East side of the Indian River Lagoon, just north of the Merrill Barber (Hwy 60) Bridge, the City of Vero Beach prides itself on being a center for maritime information and hospitality for over 3,000 visiting boats each year. These visiting boaters spend a phenomenal 20,000 overnights with us. Rental moorings and slips are available on a daily or monthly basis (call for monthly details). Gasoline, diesel, and pump out services are available on our 70 ft. fuel dock. Approaches to the fuel dock are 8-10 ft. Facilities and services include free bus service to town, Laundromat, TV lounge, WiFi, mail drop and pick-up, bicycle and vehicle parking, restrooms, showers, trash disposal, waste oil disposal, and a park with picnic shelters and barbecues.
MAKE RESERVATIONS AT LEAST 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE (MULTIPLE VESSEL REGISTRATIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED 30 DAYS IN ADVANCE) *ALLOW 24 HOURS FOR PROCESSING*
Monitoring VHF CH 16 working CH 66A
1221 Marina Village Circle
Vero Beach, FL 32967
By Water 27.693833, -80.395563
Located within Vero Beach's largest upscale residential development, Loggerhead Club & Marina™ is truly one of the finest resort destinations in South Florida. The protected harbor offers not only a safe home for your vessel, but also sweeping panoramic views in every direction of the marina and the surrounding homes. With immediate access to the Indian River Lagoon, this location is indeed a rare gem on the Treasure Coast.