Vero Beach is a favorite with cruisers. Many who plan to leave, never do; hence the nickname “Velcro Beach.” This affluent resort community is known for its immaculate ocean and riverfront amenities. Vero Beach has several beaches to choose from, including South Beach Park and Humiston Park, as well as several nature preserves and parks, while the riverfront side features several shops, restaurants, and galleries, as well as live entertainment and other events. Farther afield is McKee Botanical Garden featuring several themed gardens including a tropical rainforest and a water lily garden, plus other exotic and native plants and trees on 18 acres with a library, cafe and gift shop (350 US-1, 772-794-0601). Transportation required.
The city's excellent free bus system, the GoLine (772-569-0903) runs between the beach and riverfront as well as around town, making Vero a perfect stop to get off the boat and get things done. A West Marine is located at 474 21st St. (772-562-2166).
The Waterway Guide Team has gained extensive boating knowledge over the years, and now we are sharing all of the tips, skills and tools we’ve picked up along the way!