If you’re looking for stunning beach vacations in Florida in the winter, then you might consider visiting Martin County. This stunning area is known for having a bio-diverse lagoon ecosystem, plenty of fishing opportunities, stunning beaches, and peaceful small towns.

It has everything we love in a destination: spectacular, diverse scenery; fun outdoor adventures; towns with charm and artistic vibes; slow-paced tempo suited to vibrant fun; endless opportunities for mouth-watering seafood and sunset cocktails – often paired with live music and laughter, and even great coffee shops! 

Play at Martin County Beaches

You might think there are no opportunities left in Florida to experience uncrowded white sandy beaches. Well, you haven’t yet traveled to Martin County and its 22 miles of beaches (and over 100,000 acres of parks and conservation lands.) 

Eat Breakfast at Jan’s Place, Jensen, Fl

Ask any local where they recommend for breakfast in Martin County and they’ll say Jan’s Place. Known for its large servings of classic Southern breakfast and old-style hospitality and charm, it’s one of the most popular places to eat in Jensen. 

Eat Lunch at Mulligan’s Beach House, Jensen

Our tip is to head upstairs to the large open-air deck with views over Jenson and the water. We visited it for brunch, complete with a delicious southwest bowl, tasty burger, and Blushing Mimosa. 

Learn at the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center, Stuart

They have a 750,000 gallon Game Fish Lagoon (with nurse sharks), a Sea Turtle Pavilion, and a Sea Star Touch Tank Pavilion where we learned of the powerful sterilizing and healing qualities of the horseshoe crab’s blue blood. 

Eat Dinner at Sneaki Tiki, Stuart

Sneaki Tiki is a hole-in-the-wall place with little tiki huts you can sit under. What you’ll love are the $6 margaritas ($4 during happy hour), the live music, and the affordable and delicious food on the menu. My brisket was as good as any you’d find in Texas.