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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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With the warmer weather fast approaching, getting out on a boat is one of South Florida’s favorite activities. Since 2010, the State of Florida has required that any person who wishes to operate a vessel of 10 horsepower or more and is born after January 1st, 1988, must pass and complete a Boating Safety Course. 

Florida does not have a “boating license” but a Boating Safety Education Identification Card. The card is proof of a successful completion of the course and a pass on the exam.  The Identification Card is valid for life and no renewal fees or continuing education course is required once the course is completed and the exam is passed. However, you are asked to continue to review and follow the current boating rules and regulations. 

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With the warmer weather approaching, South Florida is a great place to get out of the water and enjoy a nice boat ride. Owning a boat can be a lot of maintenance and expenses but luckily for us here in Palm Beach County, there is several Boat Clubs to consider joining without the hassle. 

Several Boating Clubs around the area offer affordable memberships for you to join and get out on the water.  There is many advantages of joining a Boat Club that include reserving whichever boat you wish to take out that day online or by calling and the boat will waiting for you either at your home, marina or Boat Club for your convenience when you arrive. The Clubs offer a large variety and sizes of boats for you to choose from, with new boats arriving to their

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The Juno Beach Fishing Pier is one of Palm Beach County’s popular attractions for both locals and visitors for great fishing and a great ocean view. 

The fishing pier is a T-shaped and is 990-feet long. The pier offers visitors great saltwater fishing, a full-service Pier House that features snacks, drinks, bags of ices, a gift shop, fishing gear, tackles and fishing pole rentals to name a few. 

The Juno Beach Fishing Pier is managed by The Loggerhead Marinelife Center located across the street. The Juno Beach Pier is part of the Responsible Pier Initiative which is the first program of its kind. The program is designed to work directly with fishermen and fishing piers to promote a healthy pier environment for sea turtles and marine life. The

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Head to Juno Beach this Saturday morning to help keep our beaches clean. March 1st was the first day of Sea Turtle Nesting Season and Juno Beach is one of the most populated sea turtle nesting spots in the world.

Along the nearly 10 miles of sandy beach, thousands of sea turtles lay their eggs in the sand. The nests usually contain roughly 100 eggs and require 45 to 60 days to hatch. Juno Beach is one of the most populated locations for sea turtle nesting. Loggerheads, Greens and Leatherbacks Sea Turtle nests are often found along the beach from March 1st through the end of October.

This Saturday, March 14th, a group from Blue Friends is hosting their monthly Beach Clean Up. The beach clean ups occur on the third Saturday of every month.

Beach Clean Up

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is preparing for a Double Sea Turtle Release this week. On Thursday, March 12th, the sea turtle research and rehabilitation center is planning on releasing two healthy sea turtle back into the ocean.

The sea turtles planning on being released are Turbo and Herme. Herme is a subadult loggerhead sea turtle that was found at the FPL St. Lucie site in November 2019. Herme was underweight and in poor health when found and after being transmitted to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center for fluids and antibiotics, Herme is ready to be released back into the ocean this week. Turbo was found in December 2019 and is a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle that was found unintentionally hooked at the Juno Beach Pier. The hook was

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Every Thursday morning at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, the sea turtle research and rehabilitation center hosts their ArtSEA Kid’s Painting Class until the end of April.

The weekly art class begins at 10:30 am on Thursday mornings. The class is designed to help introduce basic sea turtle conservation and biology in young children. The art class is geared toward children ages 3 to 5 years old.

The class begins with a brief introduction and ocean-themed story that includes a hands-on activity after the painting class. Those who attend will have the opportunity to take home their painted sea turtles to remember to class by.

The ArtSEA Painting Class costs $10 dollars per child. Due to the limited space and popularity of the event, you are asked to

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Head to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum this weekend for their popular Hike Through History event.

Hike Through History includes a 2- mile journey through the 120 acres of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area. Along the hiking journey, guests will have a chance to learn about the history and the grounds that was shaped by nature.

The hike is open to all and children must be 5 years old or older and accompanied by an adult to attend. Hiking gear such as active wear clothing, proper hiking footwear, a hat, sunscreen and a full bottle or canteen of water are suggested for the hike.

The Hike Through History will meet at the Museum’s flagpole prior to the event. The event is free to attend but due to the popularity and limited space,

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is hosting their popular reoccurring Ocean Explorers After Dark event for children.

Come and experience the sea turtle rehabilitation and research center after hours for an extended hour event and the opportunity for a hands-on experience for children to explore the Loggerhead Marinelife Center. The program is aimed for children ages 6 to 10 years old and each month the program features a different unique theme.

The night will include a tour of the Outdoor Sea Turtle Hospital, a chance to participate and engage in interactive activities and lessons and of course pizza. The program is a drop off only program and the drop off time is from 5:30 pm to 6 pm and the pickup time is from 9 pm to 9:30 pm.

The cost to attend is $35

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The 2020 Sea Turtle Nesting Season is set to begin March 1st and last until October 31st and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is hoping for another record-breaking season. The beaches of Juno Beach will be monitored daily during this time and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center and Juno Beach support nearly 5 percent of the world’s loggerhead sea turtles.

Along the 9.5 miles of sandy shoreline, thousands of sea turtles lay their eggs in the sand. The nests usually contain about 100 eggs in each and requires 45 to 60 days to hatch roughly. Juno Beach is one of the most populated sea turtle nesting areas in the world. The main reason is being so close to the gulf stream current that bends toward Florida and its close proximity to the Sargasso

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