Getting Here

Tuesday, March 22 2016

Paradise awaits!

Beach Houses in Paradise is located east of the towns of Stuart FL and Sewall's Point FL, just north of the St. Lucie inlet.  Our ocean-to-river beach houses are situated just north and south of the historic House of Refuge museum in Stuart FL.

Arriving By Car: We are a two-hour drive from Orlando, a three-hour drive from the Tampa area, and we are one hour north of the Miami/Ft.Lauderdale/West Palm Beach metropolitan area

Arriving By Plane: For Florida residents pursuing a staycation getaway, Martin County's Witham Field private airport is a 10-minute drive away.  For travelers flying greater distances, West Palm Beach International Airport is a 45-minute drive.  We're 80 minutes from Ft. Lauderdale International Airport, and one hour and 50 minutes from Miami International.  Orlando International is two hours away.

By Boat:  We are located approximately 1.5 miles north of the St. Lucie inlet, just a few hundred yards from the nautical-map milestones House of Refuge and Gilbert's Bar.     Many visitors to Beach Houses in Paradise arrive by boat, taking full advantage of the fact that every Beach House in Paradise has its own private dock.   (Note:  To park your boat at your beach-house dock, we recommend that your vessel draft 3 feet or less when fully loaded.  )

Arriving via the Ocean:  If you choose to arrive via ocean (on a calm-weather day), here's what to do: First, study the map below.  Print out a copy and bring it with you for the helm.  After entering the (sometimes treacherous) inlet, turn right at the Crossroads, and bear north up the Intracoastal Waterway.  Stay within channel markers at all times, as there are extensive shallow flats areas just north of the inlet, and east of the intracoastal channel markers.  Continue to bear north up the Intracoastal Waterway until almost reaching the first bridge.  Turn right towards the Marriott Hutchinson Island Marina.  Shortly before reaching the marina, turn right again and bear on a SSE course towards the House of Refuge, staying at least 600' from shore at all times.   Upon reaching a point 600' W of the House of Refuge, travel S at no-wake speeds until arriving at your destination beach house.   (If your beach house is N of the House of Refuge, you may travel towards it at wake speed, but maintain 600' from shore at all times until arriving at your beach-house destination).

Directions for Boaters (click to enlarge)

Arriving via the Intracoastal Waterway:   Boaters arriving from both the north  and the south should study the above map, "Directions for Boaters", and track their vessel on the same course as ocean-originating vessels, at the very first opportunity.