|Vero Beach is the largest city in this area, with part of the city residing on North Hutchinson Island and the rest on the mainland. Referred to variously as the ‘Central Gemstone of the Treasure Coast’ and the ‘Gateway to the Tropics’.
The Treasure Coast – a stretch of Florida’s East Coast which includes Vero Beach, Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie – is one of Florida’s most pristine, least developed stretches of coastline. Taking its name from legendary pirate ships that sank off the coast of Florida, dumping their treasures into the Atlantic, today the Treasure Coast is home to some of best surfing and fishing in Florida. The beaches are virtually unspoiled, and with the exception of a few areas populated by small resorts and hotels, most are secluded, with undeveloped beach access.