April 6, 2016
Stuart named #1 “Happiest Seaside Town” by Coastal Living
Stuart was been selected as #1 in Coastal Living’s fifth-annual, top-ten list of “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns.” This is the first time Florida has won the prestigious number one spot.
Gilbert’s Bar-House of Refuge, Stuart, Florida
Gilbert’s Bar -House of Rescue is a Florida icon. It was built in 1876 as a part of the U.S. Life-Saving Service Stuart. As a result, the construction of ten houses of refuge along Florida’s Atlantic Coast. Gilbert’s is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the only one of the original ten houses of refuge still standing on Florida’s coast. Visitors can take guided tours through the building and learn about its fascinating and haunted past. Guests have smelled the aroma of beef stew wafting out of the kitchen, which hasn’t been operational since the 1940s. Apparitions have been spotted walking the rocks on the beach.
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