The aptly named Bathtub Reef Beach is a favorite for families; at Stuart Beach, parking is most always a sure thing. Try Rocks Beach for surfing and St. Lucia for fishing.
Left: A wooden pier on the Indian River
4 of 5Photo: David Hillegas
Get in line for breakfast (or lunch) at Osceola Street Café for specialty coffee, quiche of the day, and large salads. Quality carb-lovers flock to Gusto for handmade pastas. The romantic, candlelit Riverwalk Cafe and Oyster Bar has a killer raw bar and pours more than 120 wines. Or, drop by the Pelican Café for waterfront dining and their catch of the day.