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Dubois Lagoon, Beach, and Playground

Palm Beach, FL
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Dubois Lagoon, Beach, and Playground, Palm Beach FL

Description

Dubois lagoon is a pretty area with clear, sheltered water where kids can swim. There is a playground beside the lagoon in the sand. Coconut trees and Australian pines provide a ton of shade in the morning. It's lovely to come here and relax with your kids while they play and you enjoy the views around you!
In March and later, when the water warms up, it's blissful to swim! You can swim all the way to the south where a wide lagoon opens up. Wind your way around mangroves in the perfectly clear water! A slight current pushes you along like a lazy river. What an amazing place! It is calm like the intracoastal beaches but with 100% clear water and clean sand (unlike the goopy intracoastal beaches). It's very important to come right before high tide, when the water is crystal clear and less likely to harbor bacteria.
Note: the water here can turn terribly brown and polluted for months after a summer tropical storm, when the locks to the west are opened to let out excess floodwater- avoid swimming at these times! Any time of year, the lagoon is uninviting at low tide when the water is always brown. May-Oct is the time of year when water in Florida gets so warm that it can harbor Vitrio bacteria so it's best to swim in winter and at high tide. Vitrio bacteria likes water that is part salt part fresh such as in the lagoon.
Be careful where you step. Last time we swam we saw a puffer fish, sea urchin, and sting ray. It was an absolutely beautiful spotted sting ray, but nerve-wracking nevertheless.
Across the parking lot from the lagoon area is a beach area that is like a little cove on the inlet with great views of Jupiter Lighthouse. Here kids can swim in shallow, not-as-clear water. Watch out for occasional small pink jellyfish in the sand or water- they sting. There are plenty of picnic areas and shady spots under coconut trees on the grass. The views of Jupiter Lighthouse are lovely. You can walk to the northern tip of the park and check out the boats roaring by (they shouldn't actually be going so fast because of the manatees).
You can also walk across the curved pedestrian bridge over the lagoon and past a parking lot to Jupiter Beach to watch the surfers or the fishermen on the pier. If you look below you from the bridge you can often see lime-green parrotfish swimming in the perfectly clear water of the lagoon by the rocks.
At the entrance road to Dubois Lagoon is a mini-golf place called Lighthouse Cove where you can putt around under coconut trees and past cute water features, and enjoy an ice cream cone.
After, check out the places to eat in Jupiter, many with great atmosphere by the water.
An attractive nature center nearby where kids enjoy the touch tank is the River Center.

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You can even swim in the shade of a tree!
You can even swim in the shade of a tree!
The lagoon and playground.
The lagoon and playground.
Snorkeling in the lagoon!
Snorkeling in the lagoon!
Shady hill leading down to the lagoon.
Shady hill leading down to the lagoon.
Shady hideout in the water!
Shady hideout in the water!
Crystal clear water an hour before high tide!
Crystal clear water an hour before high tide!
Lifeguard shack and row of coconut trees!
Lifeguard shack and row of coconut trees!
A perfect place for kids!
A perfect place for kids!
People sitting on beach chairs in the water on a 90 degree day.
People sitting on beach chairs in the water on a 90 degree day.
Beautiful sea grape branch reaching out over water.
Beautiful sea grape branch reaching out over water.
Not a bad life!
Not a bad life!
Rocks and the lighthouse in the distance.
Rocks and the lighthouse in the distance.
Evening falls over the inlet.
Evening falls over the inlet.
The tranquil lagoon leads under the bridge into the inlet.
The tranquil lagoon leads under the bridge into the inlet.
The playground by the lagoon side of the park.
The playground by the lagoon side of the park.
Coconut tree trunk and inlet.
Coconut tree trunk and inlet.
Sandy beach at the inlet.
Sandy beach at the inlet.
A boy plays in the water at the inlet side of Dubois Park.
A boy plays in the water at the inlet side of Dubois Park.
Sweet view of Jupiter lighthouse from the inlet side of the park.
Sweet view of Jupiter lighthouse from the inlet side of the park.
Birds leading a tranquil life by the lagoon.
Birds leading a tranquil life by the lagoon.
The pretty curves of the shoreline at the lagoon.
The pretty curves of the shoreline at the lagoon.
My favorite spot at the lagoon is across the water here (accessed near the bridge).
My favorite spot at the lagoon is across the water here (accessed near the bridge).
Bridge over the lagoon, and wonderful trees.
Bridge over the lagoon, and wonderful trees.
Kids playing in the water of the lagoon.
Kids playing in the water of the lagoon.
Dubois Lagoon, as seen from the top of Jupiter Lighthouse!
Dubois Lagoon, as seen from the top of Jupiter Lighthouse!
Grassy spots to sit by the sand.
Grassy spots to sit by the sand.
Pretty colors.
Pretty colors.
Kids playing near the rock wall.
Kids playing near the rock wall.
There is a little peninsula with picnic tables on the northwest end of the park.
There is a little peninsula with picnic tables on the northwest end of the park.
Picnic table with a view!
Picnic table with a view!
Looking across at another nice spot to sit by the lagoon.
Looking across at another nice spot to sit by the lagoon.
The beautiful walk between the lagoon and the jetty.
The beautiful walk between the lagoon and the jetty.
The lagoon is a paradise!
The lagoon is a paradise!
Palm trees galore!
Palm trees galore!
Funny bird in a tree!
Funny bird in a tree!
Picnic table by the inlet. I love this spot.
Picnic table by the inlet. I love this spot.
Gorgeous clear water!
Gorgeous clear water!
   

Directions

Dubois Lagoon is located at 19075 Dubois Rd, Jupiter FL 33477.
Exit Highway 95 at Indiantown Rd and turn toward the ocean. When the road ends, turn left on Ocean Blvd and follow the signs to Dubois Park. You will turn right on Beach Dr and left on Dubois Rd. Follow Dubois Rd to the end where you will find the parking lot. The lagoon is on the far southeast side of the parking lot, and the inlet beach and picnic areas are on the northwest side of the parking lot.
Lighthouse Cove Adventure Golf, 617 N. A1A, Jupiter FL 33477, call (561) 203-7965. $12 for 18 holes. Kids 5 and under play for $6. Seniors play for $10.

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Pam Plant
04/17/2017 07:14
Love Lotsamaps! You must be a nature girl!

Barb
01/15/2017 12:09
Soon my beach, soon.

Last Updated Mon, 13 Nov 2017 04:56:44 GMT