Snorkeling in the Sunshine State – Palm Beach County and Martin County

Lorea Thomson
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Southern Living Magazine listed the top 10 Snorkeling Spots in the Sunshine State.  As it turns out, our area was prominent. Palm Beach County and Martin County ranked in five of the top ten spots. You do not have to venture far to discover snorkeling from the shore in Palm Beach County. Snorkeling is available within the lifeguard-protected swimming areas on several local beaches. Look beneath the ocean’s surface at some of the favorite locations in the Palm Beach and Martin County area!

Phil Foster Park, Jupiter

 The natural underwater world abounds just below the surface at Phil Foster Park, in Jupiter. The park offers a snorkeling trail two hundred feet just off Phil Foster Beach that attracts underwater photographers, divers, and snorkelers alike. The trail spans two acres and is teeming with more than three hundred species of tropical fish and marine animals.

Bathtub Reef Beach, Stuart 

Bathtub Reef Beach is a family-friendly beach. The scenic beach is located at the northern tip of Hutchison Island in Martin County. The beach gets its name from the water’s bathtub-calm conditions created by the reef system just off the shore. The reef hosts a variety of sea life, including endangered sea turtles. 

Red Reef Park, Boca Raton

Situated off scenic A1A is  Red Reef Beach.  This beach displays an artificial reef where snorkelers can see a variety of tropical fish upon entering the water. The reef is shallow, which is great for swimmers of all levels. Plan to snorkel when the tide is high. 

Peanut Island Park, Riviera Beach

An island getaway and snorkeling trip in one: that’s Peanut Island in Riviera Beach. There is no land access to the island, so a boat ride or water taxi is required. It is well worth the effort to see the clear, blue-green waters of this popular snorkeling and paddling spot and the tropical fish and other animals that inhabit them.

Coral Cove Park, Tequesta

Coral Cove Park is a distinct beautiful location and has notable rock formations. These particulars make Coral Cove Park a popular beach destination in Southeast Florida. On a calm day, you could mistake the waters off this beach for the Caribbean, with its clarity and myriad of sea life. You are your eyes open for marine animals, including rays, tropical fish, and seahorses.




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