Blowing Rocks Preserve, Jupiter Island
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Blowing Rocks Preserve starts out promising. You pay your $2 donation and then walk through a pretty forest of trees that make a canopy over your head. You reach a wooden lookout area with stairs that lead down to the sand. You eagerly anticipate the huge water sprays you'll see from the rocks. But then you don't see anything! At least, we didn't...Sometimes the limestone rocks at Blowing Rocks Preserve shoot water high into the air. But when we were there, at highest tide, the tide just washed up a little between some rocks. We concluded that this cluster of rocks on one of Florida's less-pretty beaches (sand is grungy-looking and native plants along the edge of the sand windblown and scraggly) is not exactly a "destination." If you happen to chance upon it, your kids might have fun for a little while chasing the water out from between the rocks. We made the most of it and had a good laugh! We'll try again another time and hopefully the water will be spurting up.
In winter, the wind can be quite cold at this beach.
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Blowing Rocks Preserve is located at 574 S. Beach Rd, Hobe Sound FL 33455.
Open daily 9-4:30pm.
Exit Highway 95 at Indiantown Rd and head toward the ocean. After 4 1/2 miles, turn left on U.S. Highway 1. Follow the signs to Jupiter Island, turning right on Beach Rd. You will pass signs for Blowing Rock Preserve and then there will be a parking lot on the right beside the Nature Conservancy. This is where you pay $2 per adult by honor system and access the path to the beach.
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Overall Visitor Rating: Unrated.