Enjoy the best of Vero Beach! As soon as you arrive in Vero Beach, you will understand why it was named an “Easy Beach Escape”. Surrounded by the peaceful blue-green waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Indian River Lagoon, you can forget your worries and lose yourself in this quaint beach town. Vero Beach is a destination where guests can enjoy a small-town ambiance, world-class luxury without the high-rise buildings or traffic to disrupt the beautiful view. Visitors can relax on miles of beautiful beaches, or choose activities all within just a few minutes of local resorts. Visit the beautiful beaches of Florida’s East Coast here or visit us on Pinterest.
Vero Beach Weather – When to Visit
The best time to visit Vero Beach is in April when temperatures are still warm but hotels are more affordable. At this time of the year hotel accommodations are going to be at their lowest rates. Average temperatures will average in the mid 70s. The busiest time for Vero Beach is late winter/early spring. You can expect hotel rates to be at their highest during this period. Try avoiding the Christmas week (December 22nd to January 2nd) and the spring break week (March 28th to April 7th) if you’re on a budget; accommodation rates spike during these weeks.
Best Vero Beach Area Beaches
Humiston Park Beach
Humiston Beach Park is a safe and family-friendly place with a sandy beach area supervised by lifeguards during the day hours. It is also great for couples, parties, and cookouts, but not for dog owners since pets are not allowed in the area (except for service dogs).
Jaycee Beach is a favorite for families in Vero Beach. Wide open spaces and plenty of facilities with amenities that include parking, playground equipment, covered pavilions, a boardwalk, restrooms, showers, volleyball courts and lifeguards on duty.
Sexton Plaza Beach
Sexton Plaza Beach is a great place to catch the sunrise. Its in the heart of Vero’s beach side Shopping District, so you can enjoy a day at the beach as well as some shopping. This beach does not have lifeguards.
Golden Sands Park
This beach is a local’s favorite. It’s uncrowded, with ample parking, and easy beach access. It has significant turtle nesting spots, as it is the starting point for the 284-acre, Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge.
South Beach Park (Vero Beach)
Wide open, sandy beaches are what you’ll find at this popular Vero Beach. This beach is a favorite among the locals. Amenities include paved parking, restrooms, showers, ADA beach access, and covered pavilions. Hours are from sunrise to sunset. Lifeguards are on duty from 9:20am to 4:40pm.
Best Vero Beach Restaurants
Avanzare Ristorante $31 – 60
Northern Italian main courses often reflect the people’s pride in their unspoiled countryside, and the meat and dairy production that is native to the area. Reflective of this, their menu features the freshest veal, beef and pork available to them. Just like the coast of Florida, seafood and shellfish are very popular on the Tuscan coastline region. Discover the multitude of Italy’s selections from hearty red wines, to sweet and fruity dessert wines and sparkling Spumante (champagne-like) for pairing with a perfect meal. And last but not least, “Dolce” (dessert), there is no better way to finish your meal by Dessert! For more information call 772-978-9789 or visit Avanzare Ristorante.
Red Onion Eatery $11 – 30
Try the red onion sandwich, which was amazing. Smoked turkey, bacon, gouda, onions, and cream cheese. Arguably one of the best sandwiches. Excellent service, nice beer and wine selection and great sandwiches. Small and casual but great! For more information call 772-492-8881 or visit the Red Onion Eatery.
Barefoot Café Under $10
They offer a creative, fresh, and healthy menu that allows for you to spend as little or as much time away from the office as you’d like. Take a few moments to browse their menu and look at their weekly specials right here on their website. Whether it’s a salad, a hot wrap, or a bowl of soup – there’s going to be something on their menu that you’ll want to try. For more information call 772-770-1733 or visit the Barefoot Café.
The Tides $31 – 60
The Tides has been offering Chef Leanne Kelleher’s distinct menu of Floridian and New American cuisine since March of 2000. With influences of both Southern, Latin, Caribbean and classical French, diners are treated to the freshest seafood, locally grown and organically raised vegetables and fruits, and only the finest quality meats to create masterful presentations of both flavor and form. To add to the dining experience, The Tides offers a wine list which has received the Award of Excellence from The Wine Spectator for 15 consecutive years. For more information call 772-234-3966 or visit The Tides.
The Crab Stop of Vero Beach $11 – 30
If you love seafood and great service, you have to visit The Crab Stop for the best garlic crabs in town! This humble seafood restaurant is a locally owned and operated business for crab fans and seafood lovers alike. They take tremendous pride in providing great service and the absolute best seafood to the Vero Beach community. For more information call 772-257-5221 or visit The Crab Stop of Vero Beach.
Best Vero Beach Nightlife
Kilted Mermaid is a neighborhood craft beer and wine bar featuring more than 25 local and global wines by the glass, and 80+ craft and import beers. Kilted Mermaid is a funky, eclectic neighborhood pub with a chill atmosphere. Each of their guests are encouraged to drink outside the box through their focused yet unconventional offerings, with guidance from their incredibly knowledgeable staff. Their ever changing menus include small production wines and craft beers paired with artisan cheeses, all available in cheese plates and our decadent cheese and chocolate fondues, flatbreads, sandwiches, salads and other small plates enjoyed in a warm, cozy, atmosphere, either inside or on the patio. Telephone: 772-569-5533 Web: Kilted Mermaid.
Big fan of Blue Agave! The décor is great, check out the art work – very fun. Makes for a festive atmosphere. Live music on certain nights of the week as well. Definitely review the specials board each time you go. They have an amazing tamale (spicy pork) that is delicious. Happy hour drink specials are a must! Chips and Salsa are really good! Yes, you have to pay for them, but it’s worth it. Nachos and Seafood Quesadilla also score high. The drinks and house margaritas are fantastic! Telephone: 772-217-5837 Web: Blue Agave
Filthy’s Fine Cocktails & Beer
What’s in a name? Great atmosphere, fairly priced drinks & fun loving bar staff is what makes Filthy’s a great destination for your next adventure. With the most unique drinks in the area, daily drink specials and amazing live entertainment, Filthy’s is sure to provide a unique party experience for everyone. Young or young at heart!Take your taste buds on a wild adventure and ask your bartender about their craft cocktail selection. Love Bloody Mary’s? So do they! Telephone: 772-794-9512 Web: Filthy’s Fine Cocktails & Beer.
The name Cobalt isn’t a tease — from every table, you’ll get views of the bluish-green Atlantic Ocean from this prime spot on Vero Beach, just steps from the sand. Their daring menu reflects the fresh, local ingredients of the Treasure Coast, best enjoyed by the flickering light of their alfresco fire pits. Or see and be scene at their poolside bar, Heaton’s Reef, during Vero Beach’s most sociable happy hour. Telephone: 772-469-1060 Web: Cobalt.
Great vibe with a great staff. Old style New York City vibe that is a block from the beach. Great selection and cool drink specials. Telephone: 772-453-4957 Web: Bungalow Bar
Oh wow, I’m sure I’m gonna come back here if I will plan to travell somewhere. Very helpful and detailed information.
Thank you Arina and I am glad you enjoyed reading about Vero Beach 🙂
Wow what a detailed description! And well written! If you have not been there yet, like me:) you really want to make sure you go now, immediately! It all looks very attractive and certainly how you describe what to do! Totally awesome! I love your site it’s one of my favorites now when I want to travel to the US once I check out on your site! Thank you very much for this very good article.
You are very welcome! I am glad you enjoyed reading about Vero Beach, which is an awesome Florida beach. Let me know if you need any more information!
Hello Leahrae, Wow you really know this place. Your detailed description helped me understand what I can expect from my vacation to Vero beach. It really generated curiosity for this place and I would love to visit it. Thank you for the discount codes, directions, places to visit and for all the detailed description of this excellent place for vacation.
You are very welcome Jed. Just let me know if you need any more information on Vero Beach!
My husband and I have two small children (3.5 and just 2) – so nightlight and fancy restaurants aren’t as high on the list as activities for kids and child-friendly hotels/restaurants, etc. Can you recommend a great place for a young family? Probably with a pool as it would be safer than the ocean if there are big currents in that area.
Okay, I would hands down recommend the Vero Beach Inn & Suites. It is 1/4 mile away from the beach and the price is right. They have a great swimming pool for the children. You will be in a great area, with low cost meal choices. You can go to Expedia, https://www.expedia.com/Deals?PRID=1&AID=12534435&PID=8029635&affcid=network.cj.8029635.12534435 and look for a great deal for this hotel. Just put Vero Beach Inn & Suites in the search bar. This is your best bet, and I hope you and your family have a great time in Vero Beach!
Hi Leahrae this is a very detailed article, anyone how wants to have a vacation in Vero beach will find everything they need in this post, what to do, where to eat, where to stay, everything.
I have never been to the US, but I would love to visit someday, I think I have all the information on this site about the places I should visit.
Thanks for sharing this great piece of content and have lovely day 🙂
Thank you Anis for visiting Vero Beach Vacations. You will have to visit, so much to see and do in Florida and at the wonderful Florida beaches!
Very detailed and in depth travel guide. Looks like a great place. I’m from the UK and have never been to Florida although I travel to the US often as my GF is American. Looks like a destination to put on the list. Kayaking and snorkelling sounds more my kind of thing as opposed to lying on the beach and the food places are always an interest of mine! Thanks for a great article.
You are welcome Steve! Glad you enjoyed reading about Vero Beach! Come visit sometime 🙂
Wow! Thanks for the great foundation on my next vacation to Florida! Vero Beach looks awesome. Is there any surf breaks?
Thanks Kyle for reading about Vero Beach, yes there are surf breaks!
very good article leah you have come so far keep up the good work great website.
Thanks so much Grant!
Florida is my favorite holiday destination. But I haven’t been to Vero Beach. Now after reading it here, I’m very much temped as you have listed every detail. Looks like this summer I’m going Vero Beach!
If you have not been to Vero Beach, you need to go! It is an awesome place with great beaches and lots of things to do. I think you would love vacationing here.
Vero Beach looks great! I didn’t know about it until now, thank you for the detailed information. I have written down the name and all the information provided in the post that will help me greatly if I decide to go on a “romantic getaway”. Does it get crowded during the summer?
You know Luis, it does get crowded, but much less so than Miami Beach or some of the more well-known popular areas. It would make a great romantic getaway.
My goodness me, this was a very detailed article on Vero beach locations. You have listed everything that I really need to know, and it is written so well and in a way that is easy to read,a truly awesome post to view, so, thank you very much
Thank you so much Simon! I am glad you enjoyed reading about Vero Beach. Great area for beaches 🙂
Wow, I was amazed by the amount of detailed information in this post. This makes me want to bring my girlfriend there for a trip.
When you talked about “Bed and Breakfast”, I immediately think of AirBnB. Are there AirBnB available around the beach area?
There are some Airbnb’s located right on the beach. This is an awesome place, and so close to a lot of other great things to see and do. Glad you enjoyed reading!
You’ve seemed to cover everything around the vacation in Vero beach from restaurants, hotels, and all sorts of activities that one can do once he’s there and I like that. This information is great for anyone interested to visit the U.S, Florida in particular, and take the opportunity to go there.
I was in Burgas, Bulgaria last summer and from what I’ve read above they both look very similar in terms of activities and environment, and I must say that I LOVED Burgas (I visited the Sunny Beach there and stayed in a hotel there) and thus will surely love the Vero beach.
Although the many pubs and restaurants you’ve mentioned above, I would spend 80% of my time on the beach and be doing water sports and swimming!
Great article, thanks.
I have to agree with you Elias. I love the beach and I love water sports. And sometimes I will go all day playing, and then realize that I am starving! There is always a nice cold tropical drink nearby 🙂
This is a very exclusive set up. I could surely take my wife’s breath away with this. It has so much to do. I always wanted to try snorkeling. Is there a way you can set up a plan where you can pay on it until the vacation date?
If you were to purchase a vacation package, then yes you can do it that way 🙂 I am glad you enjoyed reading about Vero Beach!