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Visit This Underrated Florida Island For A Crowd-Free Vacation

By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro


Florida's beaches are often overwhelmingly crowded, especially during spring break. For a serene getaway, visit the Sunshine State's quiet yet breathtaking Hutchinson Island.
Hutchinson Island boasts 23 miles of sleepy, secluded beaches. Much of the island has been left undeveloped so that natives and vacationers can enjoy its natural beauty.
On average, the sea temperature at Hutchinson Island remains above 70 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. It’s perfect for warm-weather adventures, even during winter.
The public Bathtub Beach is known for its pristine waters, scenic dunes, and an off-shore coral reef system that scuba divers frequent. It's also a stunning snorkeling destination.
Avalon State Park is a great area that encompasses nearly 2 miles of wild beachfront sought out by surfers. The island also offers jet ski, boat, kayak, and paddle board rentals.
For a one-of-a-kind wildlife viewing experience, plan your trip during sea turtle nesting season and go on an intimate turtle walk with The St. Lucie Nuclear Plant.
Hutchinson Island has numerous highly-rated eateries, and though its accommodations are sparse compared to nearby cities, you can stay at some gorgeous resorts or vacation rentals.