A day at Ross Witham Beach & House of Refuge

A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (24)


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.


Teal waves at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (23) These teal waves were incredible! A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (22) A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (21)Tripods are awesome for capturing moments like these! 🙂A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County | Palm Beach Photographers: Crystal and Andrew Bolin A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (44) A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (17) A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (16)A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (15) A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (31) The House of Refuge.A Day at the House of Refuge Beach in Hutchinson Island, Florida (13) A Day at the House of Refuge Beach in Hutchinson Island, Florida (12)Then we took a coffee break at the Blue Door Coffee Bar which was the perfect “pick me up”! Coffee Bar Blue Door in Stuart, FloridaThe Blue door Coffee House in Stuart, Florida (10) Lastly, we ended the evening watching the sun set back at Ross Witham BeachA Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (9) A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (8) The beach looks so different only a few hours later.A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (7) A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (6)A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (5) A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (1) Dreamy seashore at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (2) Just moments before an unexpected wave crashed and got me soaked! But these photos were worth it! 🙂 A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (3) A Day at Ross Witham Beach and the House of Refuge Beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida in Martin County (4)


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

 

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