Consider this to be your Treasure Coast bucket list.
The summertime in Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties is perfect for learning to surf, snorkeling shipwrecks, kayaking, paddleboarding, bowling, watching a planetarium show grabbing a local beer or going to the beach.
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- Learn how to surf at top 6 local surfing spots for beginners: Florida isn’t a world-renowned surfing destination like Hawaii, Australia or California, but it’s the perfect place for beginners. If you want to avoid crowded locations with experienced surfers at the Sebastian Inlet and Fort Pierce Inlet state parks, the Treasure Coast has at least six great spots for beginning surfers.
- Explore shipwrecks, reefs at best local snorkeling spots: The sun is shining. The ocean is calm. The water is clear. It’s the perfect day to explore one of the best snorkeling spots on the Treasure Coast. Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties have great snorkeling spots to see sea life and to learn history, especially about the sunken ships from the 1715 treasure fleet that gave the region its name.
- New circus school in Port St. Lucie has shows, fun classes for public: Billy Havik’s background as an athlete has led him to open a unique circus facility in Port St. Lucie. Havik, 52, and his wife, Mylene “Angel” St-Jacques, run Momentum Academy, a new institution for circus and performing arts in St. Lucie West. It will train professionals, offer classes for anyone to try and provide public performances.
- 10 of our favorite beaches from all across Florida: See a list culled from USA TODAY Network contributors living in coastal communities across Florida. These are 10 places to be when the sun rises over the Atlantic Ocean or sets on the Gulf of Mexico.
Laurie K. Blandford is TCPalm’s entertainment reporter and columnist dedicated to finding the best things to do on the Treasure Coast. Follow her on Twitter at@TCPalmLaurie or Facebook atfaceboook.com/TCPalmLaurie.