Welcome to the Ultimate Guide to the Best Beaches in South Florida. In this in-depth guide, we’ll dive into the sun-drenched shores that define the tropical paradise of South Florida. From Dog Beach in Jupiter to the vibrancy of Miami, the tranquil sands in the Keys, and the picturesque stretches along the Southern Gulf Coast, South Florida is heaven-on-earth for beach lovers. Florida has some of the most pristine sands, turquoise waters, and diverse coastal landscapes in the country. Whether you seek bustling beachfront towns, secluded getaways, or family-friendly shores, this guide to the best beaches South Florida has to offer will unveil the iconic locations and hidden treasures that define South Florida's beach culture.

an aerial image of one of the best beaches in South Florida

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Palm Beach County is a paradise for nature lovers. With its turquoise waters and abundant marine life, it's no wonder that snorkeling is one of the most popular activities for both visitors and locals. With many options to choose from, this short list below will hopefully help you decide where you might snorkel this weekend in Palm Beach County.

Peanut Island

Located near the Lake Worth Inlet, Peanut Island is a well-known spot for snorkeling enthusiasts. Its shallow waters are home to a variety of fish species, including snappers, parrotfish, and angelfish. Explore the waters near the man-made reef that thrive with marine life.

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Head to John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. This protected area boasts a pristine…

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach offers a unique program that allows the public to adopt a sea turtle from their sea turtle rehabilitation and research center. The Adaptation Program helps to benefit the continued care for sick and injured sea turtles. The program helps provide food, medications, hospital care, and tank maintenance required for their care while at the center. 

The beaches in our area are popular every March through October during the Sea Turtle Nesting Season. Along the 9.5 miles of sand, thousands of sea turtles lay their eggs in the sand making Juno Beach one of the most populated nesting areas in the world. The Loggerhead Marinelife Center monitors the beach daily and provides turtles through their research and…

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When it comes to must visit destinations in Florida, few places can rival the allure and natural beauty of the Florida Keys. Located just a few hours away by car from Palm Beach County, this string of islands offers a unique and unforgettable experience. So, let’s take you on a journey from Palm Beach County to the Florida Keys, highlighting the must-visit attractions and hidden gems along the way. 

The Drive from Palm Beach County

Starting your adventure from Palm Beach County, once you get down past Homestead, you'll embark on a scenic drive along the famous Overseas Highway, a 113-mile road connecting the mainland to Key West. Be sure to have your camera ready to capture the breathtaking turquoise waters all around you that make this drive so…

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Jupiter, Florida is a town known for beautiful beaches and endless hobbies. With almost too much to do/see, it can become overwhelming to decide “what’s next?” Well good news, the town of Jupiter has decided there is a new way to explore with the Passport to Jupiter.

The Passport to Jupiter is a scavenger hunt-style program that allows you to earn stamps for visiting different locations in the town. There are over seventy locations included in the program, ranging from historical sites to parks to businesses. You can participate in the program either by downloading the Passport to Jupiter app or by picking up a paper booklet at the Town Hall or the Jupiter Community Center.

Once you have earned enough stamps, you can redeem them for prizes, such as…

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Living in Florida we are fortunate enough to live close to so many different amazing places. One being the Bahamas, which is a world-renowned fishing destination. The clear, warm waters are the perfect environment for fish such as Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi. And because the Bahamas are so close to Florida, fisherman and boaters alike can easily reach them in just a couple of hours.

Planning

If you are planning a fishing trip to the Bahamas from Florida, there are a few things you need to know. First, you will need to get a fishing license from the Bahamas Department of Marine Resources. You can do this online or at the Department's office in Nassau.

Second, you will need to decide where your fishing excursion will be because the Bahamas is home…

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Owning a boat can come with a lot of expensive fees. Luckily for us there are plenty of boat clubs that you can join to avoid the hassle and responsibility of owning a boat. For a membership fee you can access a boat’s club wide range of boats for every boating adventure. 

Here is a guide to the local boat clubs to consider joining.

Jupiter Pointe Club and Marina

Located in Tequesta, this marina has a wide variety of options from an annual membership to a limited plan where you can rent a boat for half a day. All new members are required to take a boating class prior to going out on the water. Jupiter Pointe is also home to the popular Blue Pointe Bar and Grill to grab a bite to eat before heading out on the water for the day. 

Jupiter…

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Jupiter is famous for its stunning natural beauty and diverse ecosystems. Among its many hidden treasures, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area stands out as a captivating destination for nature enthusiasts and history lovers alike. And within this enchanting landscape lies Cato's Bridge, providing an outstanding experience in the heart of Jupiter. While Cato's Bridge itself is primarily just a bridge, the Indian River and Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area around the bridge offer opportunities for snorkeling and swimming, paddleboarding and kayaking, fishing, and wildlife spotting.

an aerial photo of Cato's Bridge in Jupiter, Florida on a clear, sunny day

Start With the Lighthouse:

Cato's Bridge, named after Jupiter's first lighthouse keeper, Samuel Cato, holds significant historical…

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First of all: people unfamiliar with the area will ask, “Is there good surfing in West Palm Beach?” not understanding that West Palm Beach doesn't really have a beach. Surfing on Palm Beach island is a different story, but the only kind of West Palm Beach surfing is wakeboarding at Shark Wake Park. Our Palm Beach County slice of paradise is not only renowned for its stunning beaches and dreamt-about lifestyle, but also usually has the best surfing in all of South Florida (except for that late September 2022 blast from Hurricane Ian that pretty much bypassed the Palm Beaches completely and blew up in South Beach). So, in a strange, but particular order, let’s look at the best Palm Beach surfing and other surf spots near West Palm Beach.

palm beach surfing in peak season
First, let’s talk…

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When it comes to natural wonders, Florida may not be the first place that comes to mind. However, hidden along the state's southeastern coast lies a gem that is truly unlike anything else you will find in the Sunshine State.

Blowing Rocks Preserve is a 73-acre conservation area located on Jupiter Island. What makes it so special is the fact that it is the largest exposed section of Anastasia limestone on Florida's east coast. This unique geological formation creates a mesmerizing spectacle when waves crash against the rocks, shooting up to fifty feet in the air. It is a breathtaking natural phenomenon that leaves visitors in awe.

But Blowing Rocks Preserve is not just about its stunning scenery. The preserve also boasts a rich ecosystem, making it a…

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