Palm Beach County is a paradise for nature lovers. With its turquoise waters and abundant marine life, it's no wonder that snorkeling is one of the most popular activities for both visitors and locals. With many options to choose from, this short list below will hopefully help you decide where you might snorkel this weekend in Palm Beach County.

Peanut Island

Located near the Lake Worth Inlet, Peanut Island is a well-known spot for snorkeling enthusiasts. Its shallow waters are home to a variety of fish species, including snappers, parrotfish, and angelfish. Explore the waters near the man-made reef that thrive with marine life.

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Head to John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. This protected area boasts a pristine…

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach offers a unique program that allows the public to adopt a sea turtle from their sea turtle rehabilitation and research center. The Adaptation Program helps to benefit the continued care for sick and injured sea turtles. The program helps provide food, medications, hospital care, and tank maintenance required for their care while at the center. 

The beaches in our area are popular every March through October during the Sea Turtle Nesting Season. Along the 9.5 miles of sand, thousands of sea turtles lay their eggs in the sand making Juno Beach one of the most populated nesting areas in the world. The Loggerhead Marinelife Center monitors the beach daily and provides turtles through their research and…

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When it comes to must visit destinations in Florida, few places can rival the allure and natural beauty of the Florida Keys. Located just a few hours away by car from Palm Beach County, this string of islands offers a unique and unforgettable experience. So, let’s take you on a journey from Palm Beach County to the Florida Keys, highlighting the must-visit attractions and hidden gems along the way. 

The Drive from Palm Beach County

Starting your adventure from Palm Beach County, once you get down past Homestead, you'll embark on a scenic drive along the famous Overseas Highway, a 113-mile road connecting the mainland to Key West. Be sure to have your camera ready to capture the breathtaking turquoise waters all around you that make this drive so…

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Owning a boat can come with a lot of expensive fees. Luckily for us there are plenty of boat clubs that you can join to avoid the hassle and responsibility of owning a boat. For a membership fee you can access a boat’s club wide range of boats for every boating adventure. 

Here is a guide to the local boat clubs to consider joining.

Jupiter Pointe Club and Marina

Located in Tequesta, this marina has a wide variety of options from an annual membership to a limited plan where you can rent a boat for half a day. All new members are required to take a boating class prior to going out on the water. Jupiter Pointe is also home to the popular Blue Pointe Bar and Grill to grab a bite to eat before heading out on the water for the day. 

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Jupiter is famous for its stunning natural beauty and diverse ecosystems. Among its many hidden treasures, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area stands out as a captivating destination for nature enthusiasts and history lovers alike. And within this enchanting landscape lies Cato's Bridge, providing an outstanding experience in the heart of Jupiter. While Cato's Bridge itself is primarily just a bridge, the Indian River and Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area around the bridge offer opportunities for snorkeling and swimming, paddleboarding and kayaking, fishing, and wildlife spotting.

an aerial photo of Cato's Bridge in Jupiter, Florida on a clear, sunny day

Start With the Lighthouse:

Cato's Bridge, named after Jupiter's first lighthouse keeper, Samuel Cato, holds significant historical…

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To most Floridians, a palm tree is just another tree. To outsiders, a palm tree symbolizes a fresh start or new beginning. It is that feeling you get while departing from the airport and you instantly become surrounded by stunning palms everywhere you look that changes your whole perspective. It gives you the overwhelming feeling of paradise with each frond and you ask yourself “Why haven’t I moved here yet?” Here in Palm Beach County, renowned for its tropical beauty and lush landscapes, there is a stunning array of palm tree species, each possessing its own unique characteristics and distinct charm.

Royal Palm

Among the most majestic and iconic palm trees in Palm Beach County is the Royal Palm. With its towering height of up to one hundred feet,…

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center hosts a variety of events every day.  The sea turtle research and rehabilitation center added Rescue to Release Virtual Theater Show every day that has become a popular event. 

The event is a virtual realty experience that allows visitors to follow a sea turtles journey from rescue to release back into the ocean. The narrated event uses virtual reality headsets that takes visitors through real action scenes of a sea turtle being rescued, through the hospital and rehabilitation process, and being released back into the ocean. 

The event costs $5 dollars per person and the event is recommended those 8 years old and up. 

Rescue to Release VR Theater Show Details:

When: Monday through Sunday

Time: 1 pm 

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Every Wednesday in the month of June, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting their weekly Five Flags Over Jupiter Inlet Event. The event includes a guided tour to learn about the rich military history of the Jupiter Lighthouse. 

The Five Branches of the United States Armed Forces have contributed more than 150 years to the history of the iconic red lighthouse. 

Space is limited to 20 people per week and those who attend will learn about how the Army constructed the Lighthouse before the Civil War, the history of a WWII Naval Building, personal stories of the Coast Guard Lighthouse Keepers, and much more. 

The event is free with the purchase of general admission. 

For tickets and more information, click here.

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When it comes to natural wonders, Florida may not be the first place that comes to mind. However, hidden along the state's southeastern coast lies a gem that is truly unlike anything else you will find in the Sunshine State.

Blowing Rocks Preserve is a 73-acre conservation area located on Jupiter Island. What makes it so special is the fact that it is the largest exposed section of Anastasia limestone on Florida's east coast. This unique geological formation creates a mesmerizing spectacle when waves crash against the rocks, shooting up to fifty feet in the air. It is a breathtaking natural phenomenon that leaves visitors in awe.

But Blowing Rocks Preserve is not just about its stunning scenery. The preserve also boasts a rich ecosystem, making it a…

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Saturday mornings, join others and help keep our beautiful beaches clean. The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach hosts a Self-Guided Beach Clean Up on Saturday mornings. 

No registration or payment is required to participate in the event. Simply just show up to the beach with gloves and a bucket and help keep our beaches clear from trash and debris. The Beach Clean Up happens at the beach near the Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

The Self-Guided Beach Clean Up has become such a popular event that the Loggerhead Marinelife Center has added it to their events calendar once a week. Helping to take part in keeping our beaches clean helps protect our beautiful blue ocean, intracoastal, and help to protect our marinelife. 

Beach Clean Up Details:

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