Bathtub Beach

Sometimes the name says it all. With water as calm and soothing as a soak in your home bathtub, Bathtub Beach on Hutchinson Island is one of Central Florida's most gentle stretches of sands. And because the sun warmed, salty water gently laps at the sands in the most unthreatening way, Bathtub Beach is also one of the most rubber ducky-friendly shores on the Atlantic Ocean, a favorite seashore outing for children and their families (Map).

Protected by a wide band of rocky coral reefs, Bathtub Beach enjoys a low tide lagoon effect, creating shallow pools of water safe for even the toddler tourist. Not just for babies, Bathtub Beach also draws serious scuba divers and kite and windsurfers. For a little seashore rest and relaxation, Bathtub Beach is a feel-right-at-home beach experience that will chase away the tensions of the daily grind. Just don't forget to bring your towel and a book!

Bathtub Beach is not only good for sunning, swimming, and relaxing; scuba divers bring their gear and explore the colorful marine life along the submerged reefs.

While the inshore waters are toddler friendly, the surf break on the ocean side of the Bathtub Beach reef is not for surfing sissies. Listed as an advanced spot, surfing pros ride the crests parallel to the coral.

Prefer to keep your feet on solid ground? Marked dune and river trails are available for low key hikes and the wide stretches of golden sands at Bathtub Beach are ideal for sunrise and sunset walks and sandcastle kingdom creations.

And with plenty of parking, on-site showers and restrooms, picnic tables and lifeguards on duty during the summer months, Bathtub Beach makes taking a family dip in the ocean seem like a snap.

Bathtub Beach is on the south end of MacArthur Boulevard to one located just south of the St. Lucie County line on the north.