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 mid-west 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.