Vero Beach Travel Guide

  • Beach access
    Beach access
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    Sunrise trips are the best
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Vero Beach Highlights

  • Pro
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     Great beaches and friendly people 

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     Not much entertainment near by but are you going there for that anyway? 

  • In a nutshell
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     A great place to relax 

Vero Beach Things to Do

  • Experience Florida wildlife & nature

    I experienced the Marshlands of Indian River County 20 minutes west of Vero Beach with the best airboat tour I've ever had in Florida.Capt. Bob's Original Talking Tour is an unforgettable boating trip that appeals to both kids and adults alike. The boat trip is about one hour and fully narrated and every passenger gets headphones that allow talking...

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  • sebastian fishing museum

    the sebastian fishing museum is located at the south side of the sebastian inlet in the sebastain inlet state park. this interesting museum shows the history of the sebastian inlet area and has an interesting collection of antique fishing rods and artificial lures. admission is free to visitors to the state park.

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  • sebastian inlet state park

    the sebastian inlet state park is located about 12 miles north of vero beach on USA1A. this state park is located on both the north and south bank of the sebastian inlet. this inlet is a popular fishing and boating area. you can fish along the jettys of the inlet or on a fishing platform under the A1A bridge. the state park also offers swimming,...

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  • mclarty treasure museum

    the mclarty treasure museum is located on the south end of the sabastian inlet state park. in 1715 a large fleet of spanish ships were sunk during a hurricane. these ships were carrying gold and silver mined in mexico and south america bound for spain. gold and silver artifacts have washed up on florida beaches from cape canaveral to stuart ever...

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  • pelican island

    pelican island national wildlife refuge was created by in 1903 by president theodore roosevelt. pelican island national wildlife refuge is the first national refuge in the united states and the basis for the national wildlife refuge system. paul krogel, an early sebastion homesteader, was concerned about the hunting of egrets, herons, and pelicans...

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  • shopping

    vero beach is famous for it's upscale stores and restaurants. ocean drive and beachland blvd is lined with upscale clothing stores and unique gift shops. not as pricey as worth ave. in palm beach or las olas blvd. in ft. lauderdale. if you enjoy shopping vero beach is a great place to visit.

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  • the beach

    most visitors come to vero beach to swim and surf fish at it's beautiful beach. vero beach has a warm winter climate were you can enjoy the beach year round. vero beach also offers excellent shopping, golf, fishing, and several interesting museums. vero beach has a number of parks with beach access.

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  • Vero Beach Marina

    This is the marina at Vero Beach, full of beautiful sailboats, yachts. I love marinas, love to look at the beautiful boats and figure out which one I want.

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  • Vero Beach access

    This seemed to be one of the main beach accesses for Vero Beach. The parking lot was a nice size, but what really struck me was the beautiful park and picnic area set up. It was so clean and had plenty of picnic tables and grills. Perfect to come off the beach grab a bite to eat from the cooler in your car and go sit in the shade and eat.

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Vero Beach Hotels

Vero Beach Restaurants

  • Great food & lots of it!

    Shutters, the seaside restaurant, offers casual family and Disney Character Dining and overlooks the pool, lawn and beach areas. It is on the ground floor of Disney's Vero Beach Resort and is open to the public. From very fresh seafood and creative American cooking, to resort casual meals for both adults and children, Shutters has something for...

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  • Best Cuban Food in Vero

    This restaurant is the best Cuban food ive had. The staff is friendly and very accommodating Prices are very affordable The food is out of this world. Its a small family owned restaurant. Dont let the local fool you or discourage you because it shares a bldg with a gas station but is not part of the gas station. Chef Fernando Pons is an amazing...

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  • The best fish & chips in Vero Beach!

    Just across the street from one Vero's famous beaches, the tiny Island Cafe serves up home-cooked breakfast, lunch, and dinner year-round. You can take out and eat near the ocean, on one of the benches, or use their porch, with adequate seating for small families.The selection is surprisingly large for such a small restaurant, and everything is...

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  • great lunch spot

    the red onion is a great lunch spot in central vero beach. this small restaurant offers excellent burgers, sandwiches, wraps, and salads all moderately priced. a good alternative to the higher priced restaurants in central vero beach.

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  • on the beach

    established in 1941 the ocean grill is a vero beach institution. the restaurant offers a nice view of the beach. the food is american specializing in steaks and seafood. in my opinion the best restaurant in vero beach.

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  • Dining by the River

    This restaurant would be easy to get to by dinghy from the moorings in the marina. The place is very noisy, and the service is a bit haphazard. They did not tell us the specials (soup of the day was New England clam chowder and they also had prime rib for $18.94) which I might have gotten had I known what they were. I had a spinach salad ($6.50...

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  • Fresh Seafood!

    This restaurant seems to be a local attraction, it was very busy when we were there in August 2003. We went early and after many many hours and two bottles of red, we were still there enjoying the night!The ambience, wait staff and owners were a pleasure! Made you feel very at home. The hot bread that was served was yummy! The food was very...

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  • Good food on the river.

    Capt. Hiram's restaurant is in downtown Sebastion. We liked this restaurant so much that the next time we go to Vero Beach we will eat here again. We were seated on a covered patio with an open air view of the boats docked just a few feet away. My wife had the seafood platter and she said it was very good. I had a simple fish and chips and they...

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  • What is at the hotel

    This is the restaurant in the hotel. It looks very good but we have never gone there to eat. We had some hamburgers as carry-out one night and it was cheaper than at Bleacher's (the pool side food option).

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Vero Beach Nightlife

  • Music, Drinks on the Deck and the Sunset

    We wanted to eat dinner, but the marina had no restaurant. But the Riverside Cafe was just up under the bridge. I figured that the last run of the bus at 4:45 could take us up there and we'd only have to walk back. But instead of coming to the bus stop, the bus went in back of the marina building and escaped without us being able to get on it. So...

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  • Now U Know May 30th

    Have a great time with Local Band Now U Know.Live rock from the 90's and today.The former Pour House is now,Newly remodeled and ready for Rock Music!Enjoy this Fun new club with all your friends.

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  • beach bar

    mulligan's beach house is located in central vero beach on the ocean. mulligan's is a combination restaurant and bar. mulligan's has a nice tropical motif with a bar over looking the beach. a fun place to eat and drink when in vero beach. casual

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Vero Beach Shopping

  • north of vero beach

    the village shops is a small shopping area about 2 miles north of central vero beach. this interesting shopping center maybe missed by visitors to vero beach. vero beach is famous for it's central shopping area but the village shops is worth visiting as well. the village shopping center offers an unique selection of gift shops and clothing stores.

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  • European Accents for Home & Garden

    This store has so many beautiful pieces of pottery that you will undoubtly leave with more than one piece. I actually bought a gorgeous set of plates (handmade from portugal). It has a large 12" plate, a 9" plate and a 6" plate. I proudly display them on my kitchen counter.Not only did they have plates, but porcelain pots and various types of...

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  • Shopping for groceries.

    We shopped at the Wal-Mart in Sebastion, FL. It was only 5 miles away. The previous time we went to Vero Beach we drove all the way in to Vero Beach and finally found a place to by groceries but it was about 10 miles away. I would suggest you only buy groceries for two days. There will always be leftovers to eat later. We had spaghetti for dinner...

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Vero Beach Local Customs

  • Sea Turtles nesting habitat

    Vero Beach has some areas that are Sea Turtle Protection Areas. The Sea Turtles use some beaches around here for nesting habitats between March 1st & October 31st. These beaches also have no lifeguards and are swim at your own risk. So please take great care so you do not harm these wonderful turtles.

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  • Take a walk

    Take a walk on the beach or jog, it peaceful and beautiful here. The sand is perfect and so is the water, plus you may get lucky and find some nice shells to take home to remeber you time there. Take a romantic stroll with your better half at night with the moon to light your way as it sparkles off the waves.

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Vero Beach Warnings and Dangers

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    by cet128 Written Jul 7, 2003

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    If you are on the beach in the early morning or the evening you must use bug spray. There are tiny bugs that bite you and the bites really itch. I would compare the bites to chigger bites. We found a benedryl spray that worked really well to relieve the itching so you might want to take some. My bites didn't show up until we left and I never felt a thing until I started scratching them.

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Vero Beach Sports & Outdoors

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    Volleyball on the beach!

    by tpangelinan Written May 30, 2004

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    Vero Beach ahs volleyball nets set up for any one to play on the beach. It fun to watch or join in, the people are so friendly there. This could keep the kids occupied for a good bit of time while you catch some ray!

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Vero Beach Favorites

  • Vist Vero

    An air boat ride, pontoon boat, kayak, the beach, a drive to the quaint town on the island, McKee Botanical Art Museum exhibit or Riverside Theater live entertainment. Surf at Sebastian Inlet where there is also a state park for camping. Have cocktails at Captain Hiram's sand bar, lunch on the ocean at Waldo's at the Driftwood, gelato at Rita's,...

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  • Bridges to Vero Beach

    There are 2 main bridges to get on to Vero Beach, they are not to far apart as you can see. They take you over the inner coastal ways and the marina. The farthest on in the photo is just above South Beach and the one I'm on will take you to the heart of Vero Beach if you hang a left.

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  • Beach access on the Main Drive

    This is the beach access near the end of the main strip. Just park on the right side and your at the beach or a short walk to all the shopping and good restaurants.

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