This famous lighthouse was built in 1860. Sitting atop a sandy hill in Jupiter’s inlet, the lighthouse provides a beacon for seafarers which can be seen 25 miles away! If you’re up for a challenge, take the 105 steps to the top of the tower to view the breathtaking sunsets. Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for children. Children however must be 48″ tall to climb the lighthouse. There is also a lovely museum that overlooks the turquoise waters of the inlet. Here you will find local artwork, books, keepsakes and some very interesting history on this magnificent property.
This gem is a large park right at the mouth of Jupiter Inlet with fantastic views of the Jupiter Lighthouse. Jet skiers and boaters can start their trip through the Intracoastal Waterway or out to sea, right from the marina slips. Canoe and kayak adventurers can paddle to the Loxahatchee River, one of only two national Wild & Scenic Rivers in Florida.
Blowing Rocks Preserve
Blowing Rocks Preserve is an environmental preserve on Jupiter Island in Hobe Sound. This preserve gets its name from the outcropping of limestone boulders that emerge from the water’s edge. When the waves roll ashore, they crash into these massive boulders and send plumes of saltwater up to 50 feet into the air. Back on land, discover the whimsical trail of the Sea Grape trees that tunnel a footpath to the beach. The preserve is also home to many estuaries, mangroves, leatherback sea turtles, and exotic plants and trees.
Blue Heron Fleet Drift Fishing
Blue Heron Fleet Drift Fishing is fun for all ages if you want to try your hand at deep sea fishing. The crew members are fun and everything you need to catch the big one is provided. Just bring your sunscreen and sunglasses and let the fun begin. Prices start at $70 for a half day of fishing.
Riverbend Park in west Jupiter is a great place to explore the natural aquatic life of the Loxahatchee River. Rent kayaks and paddle alongside 100 year old bald cypress trees that line the waters edge. As you meander your way through the river be sure to keep your eyes open to spot a Florida Alligator basking in the sun. The cypress trees provide a shelter for many different types of birds. You may get lucky and even spot a river otter. The park has great recreational activities that are fun for all ages.
North Palm Beach Country Club and Golf
North Palm Beach Country Club and Golf is a beautiful course just south of Jupiter. The course runs parallel to the intracoastal waterway. Aside from the scenic views the course has rolling terrain and beautiful natural Oak trees. The golf course is one of only two municipal courses in the country that are Jack Nicklaus signature courses. Prices start at $60 for a round of 18 holes.
Pon Tiki Tours of Jupiter
This 41 passenger boat named Shaka is a floating tiki hut, complete with it’s own bartender and captain. Board the boat in Harbourside Place and let the captain take care of the rest. This cruise not only provides your own tropical island oasis it can also stop for a dip in the turquoise water of the Jupiter Inlet. This cruise will make you feel like vacation has arrived!