Destination guide

Stunning beaches and activities in Stuart

If you’re looking for a stunning seaside community that is home to everything from beaches to museums and wildlife, then look no further. Stuart in Martin County, Florida, is the ideal place to indulge in the surf, get closer to nature, or go back in time at the museums. This tropical haven is a year-round destination offering family fun in the sun and surf. Delve into this Treasure Coast town’s history at the Heritage Museum or learn more about its ecosystem at the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center.

Things to do

Meet nature and history in Stuart

Stuart vacation rentals are an ideal base for those days when you don’t feel like being on the beach. An excellent way to spend your day is at the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center. Meet stingrays and sea turtles, join a 1-mile guided nature trail that loops around the Indian Lagoon, or sign up for a nighttime sea turtle walk if the season is right. To get a true sense of Stuart, make your way to the Stuart Heritage Museum and see what this coastal town is—and was—all about.

Activities

Live the life aquatic in Stuart

Stuart vacation rentals are perfect for you if you’re a water sports enthusiast. Its position on Florida’s Treasure Coast gives you access to stunning turquoise waters and a whole host of activities. See the underwater scenes with a snorkeling and diving excursion or career through the surf in a kayak. For lovers of on-land water adventures, make your way to Sailfish Splash Waterpark for even more fun in the sun! Lie on a tube and float down the 1,000-foot lazy river, zip down the water slides or sunbathe in a lounge chair.

Weather

Tropical sunshine and warm winters in Stuart

The tropical climate of Stuart lends itself to wonderfully warm vacations all year round. Temperatures regularly reach into the high 80s during the summer and remain warm throughout winter with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s. Due to its tropical nature, Stuart gets its fair share of rainfall with the wettest months being from June through September. If you’re not a fan of the rain, the driest months are November through April. With an average of 236 days of sunshine per year, there is never a bad time for booking Stuart vacation rentals!

Natural features

Beaches abound in Stuart

Sitting on the Atlantic Coast means that there are some brilliant beaches and marine life here in Stuart. This town is known as the “Sailfish capital of the world” because of the large numbers of Sailfish that you can see off the coast. Bathtub Reef beach is home to a natural reef that shields the beach from strong currents and waves. For an afternoon of wildlife watching, head to Sandsprit Park where you may be lucky and see the visiting pelicans, manatees and even dolphins. To see where the locals lie on the sand, spend some time at Stuart Beach, but watch out for the jellyfish!

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Stuart

Fly into Stuart, FL (SUA-Witham Field), the closest airport, located 1.2 mi (2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into West Palm Beach, FL (PBI-Palm Beach Intl.), which is 33.6 mi (54.1 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Stuart?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 992 vacation rentals near Stuart. From 394 Houses to 407 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Stuart for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Stuart?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Stuart:

  • Rocky Point: 21 vacation rentals
  • Hutchinson Island South: 638 vacation rentals
  • Nettles Island: 21 vacation rentals
  • Jupiter Bay: 50 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 144 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Stuart?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Stuart. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Treasure Coast Square: 1,040 vacation rentals
  • Fish House Art Center: 1,021 vacation rentals
  • Sailfish Splash Waterpark: 968 vacation rentals
  • Sandpipers Golf Course: 1,046 vacation rentals
  • Saint Lucie Inlet State Park: 983 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Stuart listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Stuart?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 394 Houses in Stuart. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Stuart include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 407 rentals available
  • Cottages: 36 rentals available
  • Villas: 34 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Stuart?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 694 vacation rentals with pool available in Stuart. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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