A beach-lover’s paradise
The beaches of Jupiter, Florida and the surrounding area are a major draw for ocean-lovers. Forty years ago, you would have found nothing but sand dunes covered in sea grapes and Australian pines. Fortunately the sand dunes, sea grapes and pines still exist because the area has been developed with preservation of the natural beauty foremost in mind. You won’t find much commercial development along A1A in Jupiter, Juno Beach or the Treasure Coast. What you will find is some of the most beautiful accessible beaches in all of Florida with lots of free parking, restrooms, showers and picnic areas.
On the Treasure Coast you will find individual beach access to somewhat private spots as well as longer, guard-protected areas like Stuart Beach, Jensen Sea Turtle Beach on Hutchinson Island and Hobe Sound Beach.
Bathtub Reef Park is located at the south end of Hutchinson Island is a special spot for young families where small children can enjoy the surf with the protection of a reef that creates a wading pool adjacent to the beach. That same reef is an attraction for avid snorkelers. The reef is created by the tubeworms in a process that involves cementing together sand and bits of shell.
Coral Cove Park is a 15 acre beach on Jupiter Island with 600 feet of which is guarded. This beach has and extensive natural limestone reef just offshore, making it ideal for snorkeling. The same geological formations form the spectacle at Blowing Rocks Preserve where breaking waves spray plumes of water through. The spray can reach to astounding heights of 50 feet.
Another family favorite is Dubois Park located on the south side of the Jupiter Inlet. The park has more than 1,200 feet of tropical palm-lined beach, as well as playgrounds and picnic pavilions and a lagoon with a guarded area where children can safely enjoy water play.
Carlin Park is a beach park with an exercise trail and picnic areas with grills, showers, and lifeguards. South of Carlin Park all along A1A, there are many access points to the beach most with showers. A wide sidewalk spans most of the beachfront making a nice place for walking, rollerblading or biking. On windy days you can see kite-surfers dotting the shoreline of what is now referred to by locals as “Kite Beach”.
Jupiter’s neighbor to the south, Juno Beach features more of the same unspoiled, wide, sea-grape-dappled beaches. Juno Beach Park and Fishing Pier features a guarded beach. There are covered picnic areas, restrooms and showers and a 990-foot fishing pier. It’s the perfect spot to fish, surf and swim.
Further south is the barrier island, Singer Island which features some of the area’s most pristine ocean/intracoastal park. John D. MacArthur Beach State Park has two miles of oceanfront beach, boardwalk, picnic areas, nature center with guided tours and live exhibits. A little further south is another great snorkeling spot. The reef is close to shore and can be seen jutting out of the water at low tide. The water is fairly deep on the far-side of the reef for the brave who want to see larger sea creatures including sharks.
Visit the Area Beaches
Singer Island Municipal Beach
R.G. Kreusler Park
Ocean Inlet Park
Delray Beach Municipal Beach
Spanish River Park
Red Reef Park
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