Surrounded by 26 miles of the Atlantic Ocean’s sandy beaches, fragrant citrus groves and sprawling cattle ranches, our atmosphere is low-key and welcoming. Perfectly situated 135 miles north of Miami and 70 miles south of the Kennedy Space Center, Indian River County enjoys an international reputation with vacationers and executives alike. Our unique setting makes Indian River County the ideal destination for thousands of visitors and seasonal guests each year.
As “The Gateway to the Tropics” our climate is exceptional. With balmy winters and summer’s lush ocean breezes, our average temperature is a perfect 74°, making it the perfect locale for year-round golf, tennis or swimming. Vero Beach, Fellsmere and Sebastian have managed to avoid the traffic congestion, over-development and urban sprawl found in other coastal communities. Our uncongested beaches, serene natural waterscapes of the Indian and Sebastian Rivers, and miles of biking and hiking trails provide unmatched eco-friendly adventures and recreation opportunities for you and the whole family. This is the unspoiled atmosphere that prompted Disney to select Indian River County for its “Old Florida” seaside Vero Beach Resort.
You’ll love the small-town charm for which we’re known. Combined with our acclaimed museums, galleries, live theater, diverse dining options and eclectic shopping districts, it’s easy to see why Vero Beach, Fellsmere and Sebastian are a destination beyond compare.
If you’re a golfer, you’ll find the perfect climate to enjoy an amazing selection of top-notch courses. Water sports enthusiasts will discover a paradise, enjoying kayaking and canoeing, diving and snorkeling, surfing and paddle boarding to their heart’s content. If fishing is your passion, Indian River County offers some of the best you’ll find. Boaters try their luck fishing in shallow waters or drop anchor near the jetties where king mackerel, snapper and grouper are found. Offshore fishing charters will let you try to land some deep sea catches like wahoo, dolphin, marlin and tuna.
From the open countryside of citrus orchards and sparkling seashore to the upscale but unpretentious charm of Vero Beach, Indian River County will keep you coming back for more!