Fishing Sandsprit Park, Stuart FL
Sandsprit Park is surrounded by water on two sides. To the east is the St Lucie River that if followed north and then west takes you to Stuart, Palm City, and Lake Okeechobee. To the South is Manatee Pocket. Manatee Pocket is a protected harbor with several marinas, the Chapman School of Seamanship and restaurants you can visit by boat for lunch or dinner.
3443 SE St Lucie Blvd
Stuart, FL 34997
Phone: (772) 288-5690
Boat Ramps at Sandsprit Park
The boat ramps at Sandsprit Park are the closest to the St Lucie Inlet. If you plan on fishing offshore in Stuart then you launching your boat at Sandsprit Park is your best choice. There are two sets of boat ramps. The main ramps are wide and can accommodate three boats launching at the same time. And there is plenty of parking for your vehicle and trailer.
Fishing at Sandsprit Park
The park has a long boardwalk setup for fishing. The boardwalk wraps around the park on the east side and south side with ample room for fishing. On the south side of the park there are a few finger piers that extend into the St Lucie River, which are also for fishing.
The boat ramps at Sandsprit Park, Stuart Florida
Fuel, Bait and Fishing Gear
As you launch your boat at Sandsprit Park to head out fishing you may need gas, bait, or some fishing gear. Just a few hundred yards away is Finest Kind where you can find everything you need. Finest Kind has a floating dock where you can pull up your boat, gas up, get your bait and even some friendly advice for either fishing inshore on the St Lucie River or Indian River, or fishing offshore.
It’s about two miles to the St Lucie Inlet from the Sandsprit boat ramps and Manatee Pocket. The inlet can be a little treacherous so be prepared before you venture out. And if the seas are up and the tide is coming in do not attempt to navigate the inlet in a smaller boat.
Pavillions, Restrooms, Facilities
Sandsprit Park has several pavilions, some right on the water and other in the shade of large trees. Pavilion 6 is large and requires a group of 30 people. Pavilions must be reserved and you can reserve them online or via phone at (772) 288-5690.
A standard pavilion costs $35 for four hours for residents and $45 for non-residents. If you want to have a party, a barbeque or just hang out for a few hours the parks are recreation department strongly suggests reservations. Sandsprit Park is the busiest in Martin County.
There are two sets of rest rooms in the park, one near the boat ramp parking area and another next to the playground.
Playground at Sandsprit Park
Sandsprit Park has a playground complete with slides and climbing structures for the kids. Much of the shoreline at the park is a sandy beach where children like to play. The water is not the best for swimming as it not crystal clear but you can walk in a few feet and cool off.
The Playground at Sandsprit Park, Stuart FL
Looking east at Sandsprit Park, Stuart FL
Boating Classes at Sandsprit Park
There is a Coast Guard Auxiliary post at Sandsprit Park that offers safe boating classes. They also provide vessel safety checks and assist the coast guard in non-law enforcement rescues.
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