Blog Entries Tagged: Snorkeling
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One of the most well-known snorkel sites in The Palm Beaches can be found under Blue Heron Bridge on Singer Island. The Blue Heron Bridge connects Signer Island to the mainland. On the small island under the bridge in the Lake Worth Lagoon, there is a 15-acre beach park. Phil Foster Park is a life-guarded beach, fishing area, and playground. With easy access from a sandy beach averaging depth of 6-10 feet. It is a picture-perfect place for shore snorkeling and shallow-water diving with its clear waters and abundant sea life. The Blue Heron Bridge snorkeling trail is about 800 ft long and runs about 200 ft offshore.

The beginning point is located under the bridge at Phil Foster Park. Snorkelers can take off from the swimming area to do the Snorkel…

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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…

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Country music star Kenny Chesney's "No Shoes Reefs" organization’s first artificial reef deployment of a four 10,000 lb goliath reef balls about .5 miles off Delray Beach kicks off the development of a 32-acre underwater reef park in Palm Beach County.

No Shoes Reefs partnered with Palm Beach County Reefs, CCA Florida, Reef Ball Foundation, Sandoway Discovery Center, Building Conservation Trust and Global SubDive to deploy 130,000 pounds of goliath reef balls. Reefs matter for us and for the environment in countless ways. Artificial reefs are useful tools for restoring our reef systems to a natural and productive balance.

The reef site is located offshore just over 0.5 miles east of Delray Beach, Florida (26o 27.178/-80o 02.739). No Shoes Reefs 4…

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Local favorite tropical paradise, Peanut Island, has reopened as of 10/01/2020, and locals are fueling up their boats and ready for a weekend in the sun off Singer Island.

Peanut Island is one of the many treasures of the Palm Beach County outdoors. This small island near the mouth of Palm Beach Inlet is known as a Florida wonderland of boats at the sandbar, snorkeling, camping, and kayaking. 

Shuttles will be running to and from Peanut Island from 10am until 5pm, and the last boat to the island leaves Riviera Beach City Marina at 3:30pm.

COVID-19 safety procedures are as follows:

-Maintain 6ft from other groups at all times
-Guests temperatures will be taken
-Masks must be worn during boat rides
-All boats & equipment will be sanitized after…

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From West Palm Beach to Boca Raton, here are five of the best places to go snorkeling in the Palm Beaches.

Corridor Wreck Trek

If you are looking to go face-to-face with some of the most amazing underwater creatures, you need to schedule a dive at the Corridor Wreck Trek in West Palm Beach.  Expect to hang out with sea turtles, stingrays, Goliath Groupers, corals, and sponges while you explore the many wrecks – Ana Cecilia, Amaryllis, and PC 1174 to name a few.

Boynton Ledges

Big schools of grunts, moray eels, and snapper can be found at the Boynton Ledges.  The dramatic ledges plunge at least 20 feet makes it a very popular dive.  You can find the ledges southeast of the Ocean Ridge natural area located off the city of Ocean Ridge.

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There are 1773 documented species that occupy tropical reefs worldwide, and South Florida has the most diverse population of fish in America, with 531 species to admire. To put this into perspective, Hawaii only has 332 different reef inhabitants. From angelfish and parrotfish to sea turtles and dolphins, here are a few exciting species to look for while you're snorkeling on a reef in Palm Beach.

 

Queen Angelfish

Queen Angelfish are quite possibly some of the most beautiful and iconic fish in the sea, and acquired their name from their “crowns”, a round black/blue spot on top of their heads. Angelfish are omnivores, eating mostly sponges and algae, and they usually live alone or in pairs, so it has been theorized that they are monogamous and…

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Palm Beach County has one of the most diverse marine ecosystems in the world, so snorkeling and diving one of the 181 reef sites is a magical experience. On Singer Island, the reef at Ocean Reef Park is shallow and close enough to shore to be a great spot for beginners and non-Florida natives. Since 700 feet of the beach is also protected by lifeguards, no dive flag is necessary as long as you swim in the guarded area between the buoy and shore.

At low tide, you can see the reef protruding from the ocean, and at high tide, waves crash on the shoreline rocks to explode into a natural splash fountain.

A beach wheelchair is available for use, as well as picnic areas with grills, a playground, restroom facilities, and an outdoor shower. Parking is…

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John D. MacArthur Beach State Park stands out as an “island in time” by preserving the natural heritage of subtropical coastal habitat that once covered southeast Florida. It is the only state park in Palm Beach County, and an environmental treasure which has been preserved for present and future generations to come.

Located on Singer Island, guests can enjoy almost two miles of pristine beach, swimming, snorkeling, and fishing in the clear blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

This hidden gem includes a welcome center, a gift shop, kayak rentals, a children’s playground, nature trails, and picnicking facilities.

You might want to take advantage of the many Special Events offered in the Park throughout the year: children’s programs, guided…

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Florida has the third largest barrier reef in the world! The natural reefs are covered with amazing sea life and incredible structures. The plentiful amounts of artificial reefs and natural reefs in the ocean act like a magnet for fish and reef life. South Florida is home to the largest collection of warm water wrecks. Recognized by Scuba Diving Magazine with Top Ten World’s Best awards for Marine life and wreck diving. The variety of fish and marine creatures living on the reefs is a breath-taking sight.

Have you ever wanted to see what is under the sea but don’t own a boat? It can be a big issue to get out and snorkel or dive on a living coral reef.  Fort Lauderdale is the one of a handful of places where you can snorkel and dive on a living coral…

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andrew red harris

Local area foundation, the Andrew Harris Foundation received a significant donation from the No Shoes Reefs Project.  Jupiter resident, Andrew “Red” Harris, was a talented young man.  He was struck while snorkeling June 8, 2014.  This partnership between Building Conservation Trust, Coastal Conservation Associations’ National Habitat Program, and Country Superstar Kenny Chesney and ENGEL Coolers will be known as  the Andrew “Red” Harris No Shoes Reef project of 2016.

The foundation will donate 15 of the "lagoon coral head" modules to Palm Beach County for placement on the popular Phil Foster Park Snorkeling Trail.  There will be numbered plaques, which will help “snorkelers navigate the trail, avoid the channel and improve safety.”  This reef…

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