Coral Cove Beach, Jupiter Island
||Palm Beach, FL|
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Jupiter Island doesn't have the prettiest beaches. The sand is very coarse- almost painful- and a dirty grey. The sand is strewn with sea weed. The water however, is the usual beautiful and vibrant blue-green found in South Florida. Coral Cove beach is on the southern end of the island, and is fairly narrow. There are several access points and it's easy to park along the road or in the parking lot. You can walk north along the beach to Blowing Rocks Preserve, a similar beach with a shelf of limestone rocks on the shore. A better bet is to walk across the road to Coral Cove Intracoastal Beach, an enchanting area with mangrove trees in the calm waters of the intracoastal waterway.
For a beach with similar grotty sand but a much nicer feel to it, head to Hobe Sound Beach on the north end of the island.
For some reason, Coral Cove Beach tends to get bad weather. It is windy and quite cold on winter days.
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Wilderness by the beach access.
Sea oats and pretty water.
View of Blowing Rocks to the north.
View of intracoastal waterway from the wooden boardwalk that leads out of the beach.
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. When you cross onto the island, you will pass some tall apartment buildings. After that, you can park along the road or in the parking lot on the right. Parking is free.
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|Yes it was verrry warm this summer, but still good ole' Jupiter Island!|