Florida Retirement Communities with Marinas

by Robert Borges on January 4, 2024

Looking to retire and take to the the high seas off the Florida coast?

Aye aye, captain, we got you covered!

Step 1: find a community with a marina. The good news is there are plenty to choose from in The Sunshine State, many offering waterfront property with private boat docks, while others have communal docks, marinas, yacht clubs, and boat repair services. If you’re an avid boater who wants nothing more than to ensconce yourself in a year-round boating lifestyle, here are some of the top Florida retirement communities with marinas. 

Sailfish Point Country Club- Stuart, FL

Sailfish Point Florida retirement community with a marina

Situated at the confluence of the Atlantic Ocean and St. Lucie Inlet on Hutchinson Island's southern tip, Sailfish Point is a coveted destination acclaimed as a boater's and golfer's paradise and one of Florida's premier private retirement enclaves. Sailfish Point's distinctive charm lies in its welcoming community and a plethora of activities, including 5 miles of pristine beach, an upscale country club with 5 dining options, a spacious fitness center, full-service spa, and a full-service deep-water marina. The community features one of Florida's largest privately-owned marinas that accommodates vessels up to 127', offering 84 wet slips and 45 dry slips, alongside a well-stocked chandlery. Home to the Sailfish Point Yacht Club, the marina hosts various events, from fishing tournaments to international fishing trips and social gatherings, enriching the vibrant lifestyle at Sailfish Point.

Fiddler's Creek- Naples, FL

Fiddler's Creek Florida community marina

Named “Best Community” in the Southwest Florida Readers’ Choice Awards, it’s the full-service marina that serves as the hub of activity in this sparkling retirement community. Amenities include the 54,000-square-foot Club & Spa, fitness center, multi-pool swimming complex, tennis and pickleball facility, as well as an extensive social calendar for the entire family. Golfers can join The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek®, home of the Arthur Hills-designed Creek Course, and if you fancy the beach and boating lifestyle, you’ll love your exclusive access to The Tarpon Club.

Grand Harbor- Vero Beach, FL

Grand Harbor FL retirement community with marina

The 144-slip marina in this Florida retirement community offers deep-water access for vessels requiring a draft of up to six feet. Located between Fort Pierce and Sebastian inlets, residents enjoy quick access to the Indian River and Atlantic Ocean with secure and controlled access, along with a well-stocked ship's store onsite. The community homes feature Mediterranean architecture and design with golf-view condominiums, single-family homes, marina-front residences, and riverfront homes and condominiums. 

Harbour Ridge- Palm City, FL

Harbour Ridge marina in Florida

Three protected deep-water marina pods with 98 slips for yachts and boats of all sizes offer direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway, the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Gulf of Mexico to the west via the nearby Okeechobee Waterway. In addition, Harbour Ridge is a member of the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs (FCYC). FCYC benefits include reciprocity with 35 prestigious clubs throughout Florida and dockage at member clubs with a free first night. Boat rentals are available. This Florida retirement community is truly a skipper’s dream come true.