Reggae tunes permeate just about every corner of my hometown of Hobe Sound, from the grocery store to the local bar to the beach. Since it is right on the ocean, it is characterized by a relaxed vibe that you feel the instant you arrive. The sound of the waves crashing on the shore, the smell of the saltwater misting through the air and the smiles on the faces of the free spirits that inhabit it are what make Hobe Sound such a chill place to slow down and spend some time.
The beach is definitely the main attraction in this otherwise sleepy town. Vacationers and weekenders can enjoy swimming, surfing, diving, lounging, sunning and funning as sunrise turns to sunset. At night, I recommend driving to one of the larger surrounding towns, Hobe Sound doesn't have much to offer in the area of nightlife, and indulging in the local diet of seafood and Corona. This restaurant is an absolute must visit (I recommend the sweet potato crusted yellowtail snapper) and this bar will provide a place for you and your friends to chill and chat about plans to relocate to Florida. This surf shop is a great place for souvenirs, surfboards and super nice people that can answer any questions you may have about the area.
If these photos don't convince you to visit, listen to What a Feeling by Collie Buddz (excerpts of which are included below) and imagine yourself sitting on the coast. Word to the wise - listening to Mr. Buddz will not only convince you to visit but make you want to move to the beach as soon as possible.
I can taste the saltwater now - who's with me?