Friday, October 23, 2015

A Coastal Bohemian drawn to Jetty Park- Fort Pierce, Florida

On a road trip to visit my friend in Florida who lives near an island I wanted to explore a little more called Hutchinson Island, I happened upon Jetty Park at Hutchinson Island , which is  a long strip of barrier beach  across from Fort Pierce and Port St Lucie , FL. and I came into it at the Fort Pierce end of the island.
As you come over the bridge onto the island , there is a slender strip of white rocky beach where all the locals are out and about enjoying the sun and the pretty blue water of the bay. As you move along the island you move toward the inlet where I came to know Jetty Park. named this because of the jetties at the inlet.

This park was set with various gazebos  and outdoor swings for couples, people were fishing and kite boarding , the waves were roaring and everything about this park was a big sunny welcome to Florida .Across the parking lot was a small group of stores... maybe three and an outdoor bar and restaurant on the ocean. It looked like a quiet spot to take a relaxing drink and enjoy the day. It was a bright and breezy day and the perfect setting for stealing away a while.

What was most remarkable to me was the mosaics in the park. Every bench was a mosaic work of art and each one was a variety of local fish. There must have been 15 or so benches in the park that this artist had designed.,-80.320826,14z/data=!3m1!4b1

I highly recommend a stop at Jetty Park when you are in the area . Visiting the mosaics outdoors is like being in an outdoor gallery with lovely sea salt kissed breezes. Who can resist that.
Michele- your friendly, neighborhood, Coastal Bohemian.

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