Bathtub Beach is the southernmost public beach in Martin County. Turn south at the traffic light in front of Indian River Plantation. Follow Macarthur Blvd as it winds southward on the thin strip of land separating the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway.
There are three entrances to Bathtub’s huge sandy parking lot. The beach itself is protected by Bathtub Reef. The reef creates a lagoon off the shore, making this the best beach option for children.
Here you can find large bathrooms and changing rooms, as well as several showers to rinse off. Although the beaches technically close at night, the parking lot is lighted to be safe.
You can also find a payphone here.
Following the boardwalk over the sand dunes, be sure to look for the environmental exhibit. The exhibit is in an open, but covered, extension of the boardwalk.
Here visitors can read several large posters explaining how Bathtub Reef was formed.
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