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