Surf Club Hotel Vero Beach. The first known local resident lived in Vero Beach 15,000 years ago. Recently a carved tusk was found that depicted a Mastodon. Fast forward to the last century, the 20th century.
Vero was first settled in 1847 and the citrus industry began. The first winter residents came from the midwest in the 1920’s and the fun started, golf, tennis, fishing, sailing, swimming in the ocean, and surfing. Moonlight parties and an abundance of wonderful nature made Vero Beach a most sought after second residence. The winter residents loved Vero, but tried to keep it a secret.