Jupiter Island Destinations

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Just north of Palm Beach, Jupiter sparkles like one of nature’s gems for those capable of appreciating the refined living of South Florida, as realized by The Ritz-Carlton Club. Few places can rival the sophisticated service and amenities offered here.

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High tide is the best time to see the rocks “blow”. The wilder the seas the more geyser-like the blows. Low tide is when you can explore the caves, blowholes and all the interesting creatures living on the anastasia rocks. When the ocean in calm this is one of the best snorkel sites in the area. Parking is limited and a fee is collected.

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One of my favorite Florida State Parks and truly the best remnant of intact wilderness along the South Florida coast. Jonathan Dickinson and it’s stretch of the Loxahatchee River have become an island of ecological wonder within what is now a sprawling mess of strip malls, stripper clubs, golf courses and concrete. The Loxahatchee River, which runs through the park, is an amazing day trip for kayaking and canoeing. With the enclosed canopy of cypress swamps and mangroves, a journey down the river gives the feel of old time explorers venturing down a tropical backwater. And the abundant alligators, waterfowl and terrapins only add to the natural wonder of this place!

 

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