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See How This Florida Private Club Community Embraces its Unique Oceanfront Location

Posted on: October 18, 2022
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Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway along Florida’s Treasure Coast, few places in Florida enjoy a more beautiful setting than Orchid Island. Here, pristine natural environments converge with a unique and welcoming culture to make it the perfect private club choice. Here’s a look behind the gates of Orchid Island to see how this private golf & beach club community is embracing its natural surroundings to create an unforgettable lifestyle.

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The Edge of the Tropics

Located just north of Vero Beach, Orchid Island’s dynamic location is graced with a unique mix of vegetation that adds to the special nature of the community. From coconut palms and stunning beaches to ancient oak hammocks and dense pine forests, the area’s environmental diversity gives it much of its natural appeal. Alongside these natural wonders, the community also provides sanctuary to hundreds of species of Florida’s migratory birds and animals, including manatees, river otters, armadillos, and herons. Pristine bodies of water, native wildlife, and year-round warm weather transform this area into a premier private club community.

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West Indies Architecture Meets Sunlit Shores

Just a golf cart ride away, the serene Atlantic coastline invites Members to enjoy nearly a mile of white sand beaches. Whether strolling the beachfront, fishing, surfing, paddleboarding, or just spending time with family, the beach has a special appeal to every member of the family. Just off the sandy shores, the West Indies-inspired Beach Club creates an easygoing setting where numerous gathering places and ocean breezes nurture the spirit of neighbors becoming friends. Generations come together to enjoy a tropical seaside pool, a rejuvenating spa, a Member’s Lounge, and more. Multi-purpose rooms are also home to numerous special interest clubs, including clubs for the arts, Bridge, Mah Jongg, gardening, sporting, and more.

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Tropical Menus That Celebrate Local Flavors

Orchid Island is also home to three dining venues that create a welcoming and coastally inspired ambiance. Bond over burgers and tropical libations while watching dolphins swim along the Atlantic coastline at the Pool Grille and Turtle Bar.

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The Golf Club offers a casual fare of salads, sandwiches, and flatbreads in a variety of atmospheres, from the main dining room to an extended patio overlooking grand views of the fairways. Finally, the Beach Club’s elegant oceanfront dining venue is home to innovative five-star cuisines that are sure to please any palate.

Behind it all, Executive Chef Chris Sozio is leading the way in elevating the Club’s daily menus with his farm-to-table philosophy, ensuring fresh, flavor-filled dishes for Members and their guests.

Music Mixed with Waves

Among all the things to do at Orchid Island, the Turtle Bar is the place to be on Friday night. From 5-9 PM, the bar is filled with live entertainment from local musicians in a vibrant open-air setting. Members love to grab a refreshing cocktail and converse with friends while listening to the sounds of music combined with the gentle lapping of the ocean waves.

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Championship Golf Island Style

As the beloved centerpiece of the community, Orchid Island is home to an 18-hole championship golf course designed by legendary golfer Arnold Palmer. Surrounded by a seaside natural landscape teeming with wildlife, this course is one of Florida’s few barrier island courses. Certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, every turn within this par-72 course welcomes a delightful surprise with natural neighbors including white pelicans, roseate spoonbills, and daily sightings of migratory birds and wildlife that capture any golfer’s attention.

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Kayak Cove Launch Along The Estuary

For those who relish spending time outdoors or on the water, Orchid Island’s riverside kayak launch provides direct access to the saltwater estuaries of the Indian River Lagoon, the most biologically diverse waterway in North America. Members love to spend their days birdwatching, paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing, and boating around the area’s salt and freshwater marshes, pine flatwoods, and hardwood hammocks. Manatees, pelicans, tricolored herons, snowy egrets, and more all congregate throughout the mangroves and provide a beautiful sightseeing adventure.

An Oceanfront Homestead Surrounded by Nature’s Beauty

For those interested in learning more about Orchid Island’s waterfront lifestyle, visiting is an excellent way to get to know the community. Orchid Island is home to a wide variety of premier ocean and riverfront homes for sale, and current listings are featured on their website. With many homes located directly on the water, the magnificent oceanfront estates feature West Indies architectural designs, panoramic natural vistas, and the secluded privacy of living in a gated oceanfront enclave. Luxurious oceanfront low-rise condominium residences are spacious, bright homes with square footage in the mid-3,000 range. A wide array of single-family riverfront estate homes is also available, offering open Indian River views and many with private docks.

With demand for this highly sought-after community at an all-time high, inventory is limited at Orchid Island. To learn more about this picturesque, one-of-a-kind private club community, request a complimentary copy of the Orchid Island Magazine or call 772.388.3888 for more information or to schedule a private community club tour.

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