Aerial of a nature trail and golf course at Orchid Island
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Nestled between the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean, Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is home to a diverse ecosystem that supports all kinds of plant and animal life. It’s part of what makes this area so unique. Not only that, but Orchid Island is home to some pretty amazing sunsets, too. Check out these hidden spots that members claim as the ultimate photo destinations. They always have cameras ready.

Historic Jungle Trail

Far more than a just a trail, the Historic Jungle Trail is a living part of Florida’s history. It served as the route that many citrus growers took to town to sell or ship their goods and was the original A1A. It also showcases the area’s natural beauty, offering those who take it sights of rare white pelicans, gopher tortoises, and other native creatures. It cuts through parts of the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, the Captain Forester Hammock Preserve, and of course, Orchid Island. For members of Orchid Island it’s a popular walking and biking trail, right in their own backyard.

The Club’s Golf Course

Thanks to its status as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, the golf course at Orchid Island is natural beauty at its finest. Around the greens and fairways here, members are likely to spot playful otters, pink Spoonbills, graceful White Pelicans and so much more. The Club has even put up special bird boxes to encourage the natural neighbors to call this beautiful place home. Most recently, a new Osprey platform was installed near hole #6.

The Club’s Private Beach

With nearly a mile of white sand and oceanfront to enjoy, it’s hard to resist the draw of the ocean here. And Orchid Island’s private beach provides some pretty spectacular photo backdrops. Whether you’re relaxing on the sand, searching for shells on the shoreline, or taking a dip in the clear blue water, the scenery here is second to none. This may be the most photographed spot in Orchid Island.

There are so many beautiful parts of Orchid Island. The wild beauty of the Historic Jungle Trail and the animal sightings on the golf course are just a couple.

If you want to get up close to nature and experience the best the area has to offer, then Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is where you want to be. Along with its state-of-the-art amenities, Orchid Island works hard to preserve a way of life for not only its neighbors who live on the Treasure Coast, but its Members as well.

There are many conveniences at Orchid Island that Members enjoy, but the golf cart lifestyle is on the top of the list. Traveling the community via their personally owned golf cart allows them to access the Club’s amenities quickly while also having a fun and enjoyable experience. One of the favorites is heading over to the private West Indies styled Beach Club, where they and their families can swim, surf and sunbathe before jumping into the beautifully exclusive swimming pool which sits adjacent to the Pool Grille and Turtle Bar.

This private community is committed to providing an extraordinary level of service. Golf here is unparalleled, as the Arnold Palmer designed 18-hole course is not only revered as one of the best in the region, but also considered a picturesque nature walk throughout this unique habitat.

Luxury residential properties range from the $800s up to $10 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottages and oceanfront condominiums. Check out the full list of available real estate listings at Orchid Island.

Intrigued by this one-of-a-kind destination? Request the inaugural issue of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine here to learn more about this amazing community and how the Vero Beach area embraces its natural wonderland.

If you’re in the area, stop by the Orchid Island Realty office and see the community’s beauty for yourself. Call 772.388.3888 to schedule a private appointment.