Jupiter is one of the most spectacular destinations on the east coast of Florida. Bordering the Atlantic Ocean, this city is home to beautiful beaches, exciting parks, and enchanting wildlife. As a resident of the Jupiter/Juno Beach area, I’m always exploring these amazing locations that are practically in my backyard. If you’re planning to visit South Florida, or if you’re a local, check out all of these Instagram-approved shots. You never run out of things to do when it’s summer all year!
The Nature Conservancy Blowing Rocks
Blowing Rock Preserve is an outcropping of a limestone formation along the shore of Jupiter Island. The incredible rock formations can best be viewed and photographed during low tide. You usually have about a four hour window to explore these amazing caves and watch the beach transform entirely into sand. My favorite thing to do is hide in the caves and watch the ocean water splash among these monstrous rocks.
Coral Cove Park
Just south of Blowing Rocks is another spectacular park with even more rock formations. These rocks are not as tall as Blowing Rocks but just as rugged and picturesque. The parking area is much larger at Coral Cove, plus it offers a designated swimming area with public restrooms.
Cypress Creek/Riverbend Park
This is one of the many parks in Palm Beach County. With over 2000 acres of natural Florida landscape, there are numerous Instagrammable spots within Cypress Creek/Riverbend Park. The park is also home to over 500 species of plants and 217 species of animals at. I had the fantastic opportunity to have a picnic during sunset along the shoreline of Cypress Creek Lake. During my recent visit, I was even lucky enough to see alligators, owls, deer and three red headed woodpeckers!
The intracoastal waterway along Jupiter Island offers some of most pristine blue water in all of Palm Beach county. During low tide, exposed sand beaches can be enjoyed for swimming, floating, paddle boarding, kayaking and so much more. The natural low tide beaches can be accessed by boat, wave-runner or by car along the shoreline. I usually pack a lunch, sunbathe, and swim while enjoying the most spectacular day at what feels like my own private beach.
Cato’s Bridge Beach
A sandy white shoreline with crystal clear blue water beckons you to enjoy this famous swimming hole. Whether snorkeling, swimming, or having a BBQ there are plenty of opportunities to get the most Instagrammable shot. On my last venture here I spotted a manatee, a manta ray, and a starfish! The wildlife here can’t be topped anywhere else. Happy snapping at one of my favorite spots!
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse And Museum
The newly restored Jupiter Lighthouse is well worth the 105 steps it takes to get to the top. Once there, you are rewarded with the most breathtaking panoramic views in all of Jupiter. My favorite time to visit the top of the lighthouse is during sunset. The lighthouse marks the reef off the Jupiter Inlet and acts as an aid to navigation.
Sunrise At Juno Beach
With its expansive white sand beaches, famous fishing pier, and the Loggerhead Marine Life Center, Juno Beach is a popular local and tourist destination. A great way to start your day is first by having breakfast on the beach while viewing an incredible sunrise. After the sunrise, you might want to take a stroll along the beach to collect shells or explore the fishing pier. Then, you can head over to the Loggerhead Marine Life Center to view the magnificent loggerhead turtles. One of the main attractions at the Marine Life Center is the nesting and release of almost 20,000 turtle nests. The most exciting part of my visit to Juno Beach was to watch a rehabilitated turtle be released into the ocean. Plus, the photos were like no other!
Sunset Dinner On A Private Beach
One of my favorite activities is finding a remote beach and setting up a romantic dinner to watch the marvelous Florida sunsets. Access by boat or wave runner is the preferred way to find a secluded private beach.
A Boater’s Paradise
Whether your choice is a speedboat, kayak, wave-runner, paddle board or yacht, the intracoastal waterways of Jupiter offer so many exciting ways to spend your time. You can rent most of these for the day to explore our paradise, go swimming, snorkeling, boating, fishing, wake boarding, or tubing. Of course, don’t forget to always have your camera ready. You won’t want to miss any of these incredible shots!