Jensen Beach is a part of Florida’s Treasure Coast which derives its name from the ships that were wrecked on the coral reefs during the 17th century. Artifacts and treasures from these ships of Spanish origin are still discovered today.
One of its treasures is Jensen Sea Turtle Beach on Hutchinson Island. A wide sandy beach for sun bathing, surfing, and swimming, designated sections of the beach are barricaded to protect the nests of the loggerhead, leatherback turtle and green sea turtles that inhabit the warm waters.
The annual Jensen Beach Pineapple Festival every November in downtown historical Jensen Beach has various local and national bands as well as rides, games, and food stands from local restaurants.
The Historic Jensen/Rio Arch marks the boundary between Rio
and Jensen Beach. The Environmental Studies Center teaches ecology using exhibits and a hands-on educational style. On Hutchinson Island the Florida Oceanographic Society is home to the Frances Langford Visitor Center which showcases marine displays and exhibits including a replica of the Saballariid Reef. Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge Museum holds interesting treasures from yester-year. The Elliott Museum houses the inventions of Sterling Elliot as well as shops, Indian artifacts, contemporary art and classic automobiles.
Hiking, biking, horseback riding and canoeing are all encouraged on Savannas Preserve State Park’s 8.5 miles of trails.