The Blowing Rocks Preserve in Hobe Sound | Waterfront Properties

Gerald Lombardo
Posted by Gerald Lombardo
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Stretching more than a mile along Jupiter Island, the Blowing Rocks Preserve is a tall limestone terrace that dominates the meeting of sand and sea. It’s the longest and possibly most dramatic stretch of rocky shoreline in Florida. 

The Blowing Rocks Preserve was established by local residents in 1969 and then turned over to The Nature Conservancy. Today the preserve protects 73 acres of Jupiter Island, ranging from the namesake rocks to sensitive estuarine habitats, mangroves, tropical and oak hammocks, and the beach dunes.

Blowing Rocks Preserve is open 9 AM to 4:30 PM daily, except major holidays. Admission is $2 per person ($1 for Nature Conservancy members), $1 for children 12 and under, for the beachside of the trail. Guided nature walks are offered Sundays at 11 AM.

Where: 574 S Beach Rd, Hobe Sound, FL 33455.

Things to Do at the Blowing Rocks Preserve

You can enjoy a restful, native plant demonstration garden. Interpretative signs are featured along three hiking trails and boardwalks, each up to 1/3 mile long. A photo-worthy sea grape path winds from hardwood hammock, through coastal strands, and into the beach dune before arriving at the “Blowing Rocks.”  Swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving are allowed from the beach during listed hours.  Guests are invited to use the restrooms, drinking fountain and shady decks at the preserve center.

Hawley Education Center

Built in 1996, our education center provides you the opportunity to learn about the Conservancy’s efforts to protect native habitats, plants and animals in Florida and around the world. We host exhibits and a winter lecture series.

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