ABOUT BATHTUB BEACH
Bathtub Beach is located at 1585 SE MacArthur Boulevard in Stuart. Martin County Ocean Rescue is on duty at Bathtub Beach daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To listen to daily pre-recorded information such as beach closure notices, tides, surf and weather forecasts and the number of lifeguard towers open for the day, call Martin County's Beach Information hotline at (772) 320-3112.
Bathtub Beach is special, due in large part to this reef system, which is home to more than 500 marine creatures, including endangered sea turtles. This reef system is created by tiny tube-building Sabellariid sea worms and is not only incredibly unique, but also an extremely fragile one.
The worms cement sand grains together, creating a vast network of tube dwellings. Colonies build up over time and create a reef system that helps break waves in the summer months, creating a “bathtub effect.”