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Venture Out on Vero Beach’s Ocean Drive

Posted on: November 16, 2021
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Vero Beach on Florida’s east coast is considered the geographic starting point of where the tropics begin. Vero Beach’s Ocean Drive, or what locals commonly refer to as Oceanside, is the epicenter of arts and culture. The natural allure of the beach and outdoor living provides seasonal and year-round activities for residents and visitors alike, including residents of nearby Orchid Island, a private membership community just minutes away.

Art and Culture

Art and culture are within every step along the walkable streetscape of Ocean Drive. Nearly a dozen art galleries, including Laughing Dog Gallery, Koman Fine Art, and Admiralty Gallery, are within a short distance of each other. The Vero Beach Mural Trail spans more than 10 miles to nearby Sebastian, FL, with colorful Instagram-worthy murals along the way. The performing arts center, Riverside Theatre, showcases a variety of performances, including Broadway hits, live concerts, distinguished lecturer series, and more. In fact, Members of Orchid Island have been long-time supporters and sponsors of the Theatre.

Vero Beach's Pat & Carol Welsh Art Campus

“Vero Beach’s oceanside bleeds arts and culture, and our Members are just a short drive from it all,” says Anne Torline, Real Estate Broker at Orchid Island. “With museums, theatres, galleries, and murals to enjoy, there are so many ways Members can entertain their creative side.”

Ocean Drive Dining

Vero Beach is known for spectacular dining with fresh seafood specials. Local favorites include fine dining at The Tides, Polo Grill and Maison Martinique. Also, Ocean Grill and Citrus Grill offer delicious food with stunning waterfront views. When it’s time for dessert, Countryside Citrus and Cravings offer the perfect sweet treat. Although Members of Orchid Island have exquisite dining options and their own Executive Chef, you can often find them venturing into town to enjoy visiting these local favorites.

Shop ‘Till You Drop

Ocean Drive boasts many local boutiques and vintage shops stores full of treasures. A favored spot for fresh produce, seafood, pastries, homemade dog treats, and more, the Farmers Market Oceanside operates every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

vero beach's farmers market

Living in Proximity to it All

The private waterfront community of Orchid Island is a nature lover’s haven, complemented by the best in arts and culture within Vero Beach. With more than a mile of secluded beach, the Beach Club is the heart of the community, serving as a gathering place for friends and families. Golf lovers unite on the 18-hole Arnold Palmer golf course, which is proudly Audubon certified. Orchid Island is also home to eight Har-Tru tennis courts, pickleball courts, a world-class fitness center, and a spa center.

aerial shot of bridge to orchid island

Your complimentary issue of the Orchid Island Magazine shares an even closer look at an accomplished lifestyle that offers so much. Explore Vero Beach’s most luxurious addresses at Orchid Island. Visit or call 772.388.3888.

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