Jensen Beach is a small, unincorporated town located in Martin County on Florida’s Atlantic Coast and is home to nature parks, beaches, museums and Historical Landmarks such as Jensen Beach Christian Church and Mount Elizabeth Archeological Site.
Famous in history for its pineapple plantation, by 1895 Jensen Beach was known as the “Pineapple Capital of the World”. The industry finally collapsed in 1920 after a hard freeze and two fires ravaged the town, resulting in financial and agricultural issues that could not be overcome. The pineapple is still the symbol of Jensen Beach today, and annually the town holds the Pineapple Festival to honor their legacy.
The public beach is named Jensen Sea Turtle Beach and offers barricades offshore to protect the nests. You will find several species of sea turtle here, including the loggerhead, leatherback and green sea turtle. The residents and marine biology community go to great lengths here to protect these species.