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Martin County, like many counties in Florida has entered Phase Two of Reopening South Florida last week. Nearby counties Palm Beach County, Broward County and Miami-Dade County are still waiting to hear back from Governor DeSantis on whether they can enter Phase Two. Phase Two took effect on Friday, June 5th in Martin County.

Here is what Phase Two means:

  • Restaurants may allow bar-top seating with appropriate social distancing
  • Pubs and Bars may operate at 50% capacity inside and full capacity outside with appropriate social distancing
  • Retail stores may operate at full capacity
  • Gyms and Fitness Centers may operate at full capacity
  • Entertainment houses such as concert houses, auditoriums, movie theaters, playhouses, bowling alleys,
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Palm Beach County tourism officials and leaders are hoping this news will make people more comfortable traveling to and visiting the area.

The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach recently announced that sea turtles are thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic and during the beach closures. From mid-March to Mid-May the beaches in Palm Beach County were closed to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Since the beaches have been previously closed for two months, the center noticed a change in the sea turtle’s behavior and in their nesting habits. The turtles were nesting more efficiently and a little quicker than normal because of the beach closures.

Juno Beach is a popular sea turtle nesting location where thousands of sea turtles lay their eggs in

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Businesses, restaurants, recreational facilities, parks, and beaches are starting to open in Palm Beach County with new ways to keep their employees, staff, and customers healthy. The unofficial start to summer has officially begun and here are just some activities and things to do that make Palm Beach County great.

Beaches

Palm Beach County is home to more than 47 miles of pristine shoreline and 26 public beaches along the coastline.  All non-municipal County beaches are open sunrise to sunset with no specific restrictions other than to keep socially distant and no congregating in groups of 10 people or more.

Boating, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Paddle Boarding

Being on the water is a favorite activity by many here in Palm Beach County. Given

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Guided Turtle Walks are returning to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center this June and July. The Guided Turtle Walks will be every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

The Turtle Walks are a unique program that allows guests to observe and learn about the egg laying process and nesting of sea turtles. With approval from the state for the program, an experienced Loggerhead Marinelife Center staff member scouts the patrolled beach searching for sea turtles while visitors enjoy the presentations and talks. Once talks are completed and sea turtles are found by the staff, guests are guided down to the beach.

The Turtle Walks are recommended for those 10 years old or older and costs $20 dollars per non-member and $18 dollars per member.

The first Turtle Walk

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Beaches on Singer Island will reopen on Tuesday.

During an emergency meeting, the Riviera Beach City Council voted 7-1 to reopen beaches starting around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

The decision comes just one day after beaches throughout Palm Beach County were allowed to reopen after being closed for nearly two months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

However, some communities have restrictions when it comes to beach access.

Boca Raton's beaches are open, but beach parking lots remain closed and parking is prohibited along A1A.

In Delray Beach, you can only walk, jog, and swim at the beach. No surfing or sunbathing is allowed.

In Martin County, officials said beaches will now be open to anyone, not just county residents. In addition, Hobe

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Good news for Floridians, Governor DeSantis announced last week that the entire state of Florida will begin to enter the full Phase One of reopening the state and its economy, getting one step closer at getting life back to normal.

As more things begin to open in Florida, you are still asked to follow the CDC guidelines for social distancing and wear a face mask to keep the spread of COVID-19 numbers down.

Here is what is open in Palm Beach County and the state:

Restaurants

Food establishments may increase their indoor capacity to 50% instead of 25% with the proper social distancing and outdoor seating is encouraged.

Retail Stores

Stores are allowed to operate at 50% capacity indoors.

Libraries and Museums

Museums and libraries are

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The Town of Jupiter and Palm Beach County have issued an update regarding beaches and beach parks. Effective Monday, May 18, 2020 all public, private, and municipal beaches and beach parks in Palm Beach County will conditionally re-open after being closed for nearly two months due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.  

Beachgoers will be allowed to sunbathe, and concession stands for beach chairs and umbrellas, along with food and beverage stands, will be allowed to operate.The beaches and beach parks will open to the public under the following conditions and restrictions:

• Beaches will be open between sunrise and sunset only.

• Parties accessing the beaches shall follow CDC guidelines by limiting gatherings to no more than 10

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Over the past few days and weeks, Palm Beach County has been taking steps to enter into Phase One of Reopening Florida. Like Palm Beach County, many nearby counties have reopened restaurants; parks, community pools, tennis courts, golf courses and some have reopened their beaches. 

As of know, Palm Beach County beaches remain closed but there is going to be a meeting this Friday, May 15th to discuss the possibility of reopening beaches in Palm Beach County as early as next week. 

During a meeting last Friday, May 8th, county commissioners made the decision in a 4-3 vote during the special board meeting. County commissioners will meet again this Friday, May 15th to finalize the final decision. 

If voted yes, the beaches in Palm Beach County could

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is seeing a massive number in leatherback sea turtle nests along the beach. Sea Turtle Nesting Season starts in March and continues until the end of October. 

The nearly 10 mile stretch of beach that the sea turtle research and rehabilitation center monitor has counted to date 69 nests, which is significantly more than normal for this time of year.  Each nest usually contains roughly about 100 eggs that require 45 days to 60 days to hatch. 

Juno Beach is one of the largest sea turtle nesting locations in the world. The main reason why Juno Beach is the most populated sea turtle nesting location is because of the close proximity to the Gulf Stream current that bends towards Florida. 

Researchers

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Located on the beach on Palm Beach Island is the iconic Breakers Hotel that is an island staple and popular destination for all that visit Palm Beach.  The resort is located on 140 plus acres of privately owned beach property in the middle of everything. 

The Breakers Hotel was founded on the sand in 1896 at the turn of the century as industry and business leaders began coming to Palm Beach for their vacations. The luxurious hotel was founded by Henry M. Flagler, one of America’s leading industrialist and known to have contributed to the founding of Palm Beach Island that eventually turned the island into America’s First Resort Destination. 

The Breakers Hotel was Flagler’s second debut on the island.  The Royal Poinciana was Flagler’s first

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