Bathtub Beach to open Saturday

Bathtub Beach in Stuart has always been a favorite for families and locals because of its clear waters and soft sand – and the coral reef right off shore for snorkeling and scuba diving. 

With work complete, Bathtub Beach will open to the public on Saturday, April 28.

Crews have been working since February to repair damages from Hurricane Irma,
placing 140,000 cubic yards of sand and replanting dunes with sea oats, a critical
component of dune stabilization and shore protection.

The beach nourishment project restored the beach and dunes that provide significant
protection for infrastructure.

“This project was beneficial for Martin County’s boating community, natural resources and wildlife habitats and helps the county meet state requirements to address erosion impacts on beaches adjacent to the inlet,” said Kathy FitzPatrick, Martin County Coastal Engineer.

Additional work at the beach includes new restroom facilities and improved beach

Martin County Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Abbate said, “We’re
excited to reopen Bathtub Beach with the new facilities and welcome Martin County
Ocean Rescue back to the beaches. Beginning Saturday, Martin County Ocean Rescue
will be on duty between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.” said Abbate.

Ocean Rescue Chief Brad Beckett reminds beach patrons and swimmers to swim near the guarded
area for safety. “Our guards are ready to be onsite at Bathtub Beach patrolling the area
to provide the safest possible conditions for beach patrons,” said Beckett.

Current beach conditions are updated daily and are available by calling 772-320-3112.

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