Fort Pierce Travel Guide

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Fort Pierce Things to Do

  • historic district

    the downtown fort pierce historic district has a number of architectually significant homes and buildings several of which are listed on the national register of historic places. the historic district has a number of shops, restaurants, and bars. pictured is the historic p. p. cobb trading post in the downtown historic district.

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  • fort pierce inlet

    fort pierce jetty park offers a two mile streach of the fort pierce inlet for fishing and wildlife viewing. jetty park offers a large parking lot and parking is free. fishing is allowed on the jetty and the park has a public beach. a great place to fish at fort pierce beachside.

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  • old coast guard station

    pictured is the fort pierce coast guard station. this historic building is now home to the indian river state college marine science center. for those interested in history and architecture the old coast guard station is worth a look when in fort pierce.

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  • old city hall

    the fort pierce old city hall was built in 1925 during the height of the 1920's florida land boom. the old city hall was designed by architect william hatcher. the old city hall is a combination of mediterranean revival and italian renaissance revival architectural styles. the old city hall is listed on the national register of historic places. for...

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  • historical museum

    the st. lucie county historical museum is located just east of the causeway on US A1A beachside. the museum has an interesting collection of turn of the 20 th century buildings, 1838 seminole war artifacts, and gold and silver from spanish ship wreaks of the hurricane of 1715. the st. lucie county historical museum is well worth a stop for those...

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  • a. e. backus gallery

    a. e. "beanie" backus is one of florida's most famous landscape painters. backus painted landscapes in the south pacific during WWII, the fort pierce area, and in jamaca. backus established the "indian river school" and taught many local african-americans how to paint. his impressionistic paintings are now in high demand by art collectors around...

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  • a. e. backus studio

    located near the backus museum is the backus studio. a. e. backus lived and worked here when he lived in fort pierce. at this studio he taught many african-american students how to paint. backus is credited to be the inspiration for a group of artists known as the "florida highway men". the "highway men" painted and sold their works to tourists...

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  • john brooks park

    john brooks park is one of several accesses to the beach on hutchinson island. parking at all of the st. lucie county public beach accesses on hutchinson island are free.

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  • city marina

    fort pierce is known for its excellent salt water fishing. depending on the time of year you can catch sailfish, marlin, kingfish, wahoo, dolphin, and sharks. pictured is the fort pierce city marina, one of several marinas in downtown fort pierce.

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  • seven gables visitor center

    a good first stop on a visit to fort pierce is the seven gables visitor center. the visitor center is located in the historic 1905 seven gables house. here you can get information on the historical attractions, fishing, beaches, and museums in the fort pierce area.

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  • Ocean blues

    Fort Pierce is on the Atlantic, so it's a little chillier than similar Gulf beaches. But if you are hearty Great Lakes person, the Ocean waters still feel mighty warm. If you go into the water, watch for dangerous tides, and be aware that the waters may be inhabited by critters that regard humans as tasty treats. Some parts of the Fort Pierce...

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  • Easy Access to the Beach

    There are numerous small parking lots up and down the beach, each providing free access. The boardwalks make it easy to carry your beachchairs right up to the water.

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Fort Pierce Hotels

Fort Pierce Restaurants

  • Harbortown Marina's restaurant

    The Harbor Cove Restaurant offers waterfront dining on three sides. Open for lunch 11-3, dinner 4-9 weekdays and 4-10 weekends. Daily early bird and happy hour 4-6 p.m. Dock address is Mile Marker 184. When you dock, they're only ten feet away. Formerly the Harbortown Fish House Restaurant you can expect solid seafood, well prepared, reasonably...

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  • on the river

    cobb's landing restaurant is located on the indian river next to the fort pierce city marina. cobb's landing offer steaks and seafood. cobb's landing has a tiki bar with a view of the fort pierce city marina. a fun place to eat and drink in downtown fort pierce.

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  • seafood

    chuck's has been a fort pierce institution since 1961. chuck's specializes in local seafood. chuck's has a full bar and a deck over looking the fort pierce inlet. a great place to have lunch and dinner in fort pierce. moderately priced.

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  • Breakfast or Lunch in the Marina

    In addition to the Harbor Cove restaurant, there was a deli on the marina grounds which was called Harbortown Deli. We went over there for lunch the first time we went to this marina.Later it changed the name to Bonna's Cafe. We have not been there after this first time because the guys at the marina were not very enthusiastic about it. Besides...

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  • On The Water

    There are two tiki places right next to each other and right next to the Ft. Pierce Municipal Marana.A review of this one on the internet says:"Big hype about the burgers,..beefs ok,fries are average,makes you yearn for meatloaf."But it was the closest, and so we ate there -it was a bit noisy and very lively. Dinner for two was $31.55 but we were...

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  • Fresh Seafood and Great Steaks

    What makes this place so special is that it is a small family owned restaurant and not some big impersonal franchise restaurant. The food is pretty good especially the seafood and steaks. From Wednesday night to Sunday night there is entertainment in the covered outside area. But in the end it is the people you meet like the owner workers and...

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  • Four Handicapped Spaces

    Almost everyone at Dinos was in the blue haired set. They have 4 handicapped parking slots, and they need them all. I doubt if there was more than about 4 people in the whole place that were younger than we are. Dinos has very cheap but plain food. They have a long list of 'specials' and italian dinners, seafood, salads, and bbq. About the fanciest...

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  • Atmosphere

    The Manatiki is located at the City Marina. Directly across the docks from it is the Tiki Bar. They are two separate restaurants, both with bars and both would make you feel like you are in the Islands. There is usually local talent on Friday nights. You can sit back and relax in the open air bar/restaurants and literally forget where you are. Of...

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  • Best Yellow Fin Tuna in Town

    Chuck's has become quit a legend around here. Hemmingway was said to have eaten there, as well as other famous people. Chuck's is located on the Inlet on the way to South Hutchinson Island (South Beach). Our Hurricanes of 2004 took off the enclosed dining porch, but that has since been replaced with outside dining on the water. (Which is nicer by...

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Fort Pierce Nightlife

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    Sign for St. Lucie Inn

    by grandmaR Written Jul 23, 2004

    I took this picture on the way back from dinner. I have not been here.

    Sign says there is a drive-through package store, an ATM machine and frozen drinks. It also says Lounge

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Fort Pierce Warnings and Dangers

  • Hurricane Damage

    We went past Ft. Pierce on our way to Titusville by car this past January (2005) to see what a toll the two hurricanes in 2004 had taken. Harbourtown is pretty much intact, although they have had to do some work. But the Municipal Marina has been wiped out back to the sea wall, and even the inner slips look like the they've been damaged by boats...

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  • Floridian's Warning

    killingzoe of Jensen Beach writes:" are you a subway rep or somethin? nice info on, uh, subway. ft. pierceis a filthy town with filthy people, stay by the marina or you might get shot. aids capitol of the usa look it up"So I looked it up. All I could find was a HUD announcement."Sixteen communities in north and central Florida will receive a total...

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  • Less Development Than Other Places

    Do you want your Florida to be full of condo towers, preferably lining beaches and restricting public access? Do you yearn for glitzy shopping, swank restaurants, and plutocratic mansions? Or do you demand constant techno-electric stimulation for children and children-at-heart? If that's what you want from Florida, you probably won't like Fort...

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Fort Pierce Off The Beaten Path

  • gilbert's bar house of refuge

    gilbert's bar house of refuge was built in 1876 as a shipwreak life saving station. the gilbert's bar house of refuge is the only remaining house of refuge on florida's atlantic coast. during WWII the house of refuge was a look out post for spotting german submarines. today the house of refuge is owned by the martin county historical society and is...

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  • jensen beach

    jensen beach has a very nice public beach located on hutchinson island twenty miles south of fort pierce. jensen beach park has free parking and a restaurant and bar. jensen beach is one of the nicest beaches in the fort pierce-stuart area. from fort pierce take US A1A south twenty miles to jensen beach.

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  • ross witham beach

    located at the gilbert's bar house of refuge is ross witham beach. at ross witham beach is an exposed section of the anastasia formation. the anastasia formation runs along the atlantic coast from st. augustine to the north to palm beach county in the south. the anatasia formation was created during the pleistocene era and is formation of...

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Fort Pierce Sports & Outdoors

  • MM 965.1 Harbortown Marina

    From their website - 10 reasons to go to Harbortown1) Convenient Location:In the deep water Port of Ft. Pierce, Florida. No bridges to inlet. 2) Uncongested and Modern:Shore grounded electric - no stray currents eating your zincs. All conveniences at your slip. 3) Refueling & Repair Facilities:Full Service Boatyard with a "Do Your Own" program...

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  • MM 966.1 Fort Pierce City Marina

    This marina is on the south side of the inlet. There is a vicious current out at the transient docks.We got in just as the marina was closing.Hours of operation: 7am-8pm (Sun-Thur) 7am-10pm (Fri-Sat)The marina cost is $1.00/foot plus $4.00 for 30 amp and taxes of $2.86 They give BOAT/U.S. discounts: $0.10 off per gallon on fuel, free pump...

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  • ICW Mile 965 Anchorage

    We anchored south of the bridge and off Harbortown Marina. We now prefer to go to the marina (see Marina tips)It was ***very** windy (not protected from the east where the wind is coming from), and the boat swings **wildly** in the current - completely out of synch with the other 3 boats here. Every time the bridge opens it is noisy (bridge horn...

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Fort Pierce Favorites

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    by Pavlik_NL Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Favorite thing: See the sun rise from the Atlantic Ocean in the early morning. It is then quiet on the sandy shore and sometimes you enjoy this natural beauty alone with the pelicans that drop themselves into the waves to pick their breakfast.

    Fondest memory: The sunrise near the pier.

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