Stuart SandbarStuart, FL
The Stuart Sandbar is one of the best boating locations in Florida and is a major attraction for boaters throughout the year.
Located inside St. Lucie Inlet on the bayside of the “Sailfish Point” community is the Stuart Sandbar. The location is the perfect spot for relaxing because there are lots of places to anchor and clean, crystal-clear water flows through the many channels and tidal flats. It’s also protected from rough water making it a fantastic place to unwind.
NORMALLY AMAZING WATER CLARITY
Stuart is one of the best places in Florida for crystal clear water and the Stuart Sandbar is the perfect place to enjoy it. The best time to experience the clearest water is during an incoming tide after a period of calm seas and little rain. The day I filmed, the water clarity was the complete opposite. I had an outgoing tide after a week of rough seas and tons of rain. The reason the for big difference is the St. Lucie River flows out the same inlet and during the rainy season can result in periods of poor water clarity.
As you can imagine with a sandbar that’s as attractive as this, it’s bound to get crowded. During most weekends and holidays boaters line every channel to the point where it’s hard to squeeze in another. As with most places I film, I experienced the Stuart Sandbar on a Friday and it wasn’t crowded at all.
NEARBY BOAT RAMPS
Stuart is a boater’s “Mecca” and, as such, requires many boat ramps to satisfy the needs of boaters. The boat ramps closest to the Stuart Sandbar are Sandsprit Park, Stuart Causeway Park, Indian Riverside Park and the Jensen Beach Casuseway Park. During my visit, I used Sandsprit. It was very convenient but probably the most popular based upon what I saw. Finally, there are no fees to use any of the ramps mentioned above.
Hard Packed, Clean Sand
Along Any Channel Edge
CLOSEST BOAT RAMP:
Stuart Causeway Park
COST TO PARK
Varies From Epic to Tannic (Depends on Tide, Rain and Ocean)
Shrimpers Grill & Rawbar
NEARBY BOAT-FRIENDLY HOTELS:
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