A day at Ross Witham Beach & House of Refuge
There are many reasons why I love Florida. On any given day you can take a short or long road trip north or south along the coast. Breathtaking views surround you as you cruise along A1A. Even though I have lived in Florida my entire life, I have come to realize I have yet to discover all of the many treasures that make up this place that I like to call, paradise.
On Martin Luther King day, since Andrew and I had a day off, we decided to take a drive north up the coast. We found ourselves at Ross Witham Beach on Hutchinson Island in Martin County. Teal waters crashing against the rocky shoreline filled the scene. The view was perfection.
Just when I think I have seen all Florida has to offer, I come across absolutely stunning slice of paradise. Take a trip with us to the the rocky seashore of Ross Witham Beach! An unexpected gem just behind the historic House of Refuge in Martin County.
History about the House of Refuge
Built in the early 1900’s, The House of Refuge at Gilbert’s Bar is the only remaining House of Refuge. Built as one of ten along the east coast of Florida, it is the oldest structure in Martin County and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Houses of Refuge were designated as havens for shipwrecked sailors and travelers along the sparsely populated Atlantic coastline of Florida. Run by the United States Lifesaving Service, the Houses played a critical role in a time when sailing ships dominated the world commerce.
These teal waves were incredible! Tripods are awesome for capturing moments like these! 🙂 The House of Refuge. Then we took a coffee break at the Blue Door Coffee Bar which was the perfect “pick me up”! Lastly, we ended the evening watching the sun set back at Ross Witham Beach The beach looks so different only a few hours later. Just moments before an unexpected wave crashed and got me soaked! But these photos were worth it! 🙂
Details about this day at Ross Witham Beach and The House of Refuge:
Locations: Ross Witham Beach, The House of Refuge and the Blue Door Coffee Bar in Stuart, Florida
Photography: Crystal Bolin
History about the House of Refuge Source: http://houseofrefugefl.org