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Sandsprit Park

Fishing piers, boat ramps, pavilions, and a playground are a few things you’ll find at Sandsprit Park in Stuart. Located at the entrance to Manatee Pocket Sandsprit Park is great place to launch your boat, fish, or have a party in one of the many pavilions.

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Fishing Sandsprit

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.

Sandsprit Park
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.

 

Sandsprit Boat Ramps

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.


Sandsprit Park Playground

The Playground at Sandsprit Park, Stuart FL



Sandsprit Park Beach

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.




Comments about: Sandsprit Park

hi, i like the look of this spot, but really how is the fishing, and what kind of fish are out there,the best bait to use,and park hours for fishing?  Thanks.

By fernandez l. jones on 09-02-2008

We interviewed a fishermen at Sandsprit the day we took our photos and he told us he had caught almost every fish imaginable off the Pier at Sandsprit park. He mentioned Snook, Tarpon, a small Shark, Snapper, Flounder, and occasional Redfish.

The park is only about two miles or so from the intlet. The bait typically used is shrimp - frozen works fine.

Hours - Get this, you can fish (and use the boat ramps) 24 hours a day at Sandsprit Park. Other activities are limited to daylight hours.

By Inside Florida on 09-03-2008

The United States Coast Guard Auxilary, Flotilla 59 based in Sandsprit Park in Martin County offers classes on boating safety and seamanship. The Auxiliary is a nationwide organization first chartered by Congress in 1939 and now operates under the direct authority of the United States Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security. It is comprised of men and women who volunteer their time to teach boating safety, perform courtesy vessel safety exams and assist mariners in distress. Next class starts January 12, 2009 for 2 nights a week for 4 weeks at the cost of $49.00 a person. Business meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month 7p. Telephone number is 772-288-0509 for more information or to sign up for classes.

By DL Riggan on 12-28-2008




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