Jensen Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Martin County, Florida, United States.
The main public beach in Jensen Beach is on Hutchinson Island, called Jensen Sea Turtle Beach. It's a wide sandy beach on the Atlantic Ocean. The beach is staffed by Martin County life guards and is a great spot for sun bathing, surfing, and swimming. Sections of the beach where sea turtles lay their eggs are blocked off. Jensen Beach is well known in the marine biology community for being a prime location for sea turtles to nest.
Designated sections of the Jensen Sea Turtle Beach are barricaded off in order to protect the nests of the beloved sea turtles that inhabit the warm waters. The three popular species found on this beach are the loggerhead, leatherback turtle and green sea turtle. Loggerhead nests are by far the most common type found on this and adjacent beaches. Locations of the sea turtle's nests are marked with the approximate date in which the eggs were laid and the expected date in which the eggs will hatch. These notifications are meant to encourage tourists and residents to refrain from visiting the beach in the evening hours during these time periods. Great efforts are made to protect both species of sea turtles since nests have been declining in recent years due to the severe erosion of the beach.
The pineapple has become a symbol of Jensen Beach. The fruit legacy is celebrated annually during the Jensen Beach Pineapple Festival.