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Jupiter Beach and Inlet

Palm Beach, FL
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Jupiter Beach and Inlet, Palm Beach FL

Description

Jupiter Inlet is a happening spot where fishermen hang out on the jetty and surfers come to ride the waves. It's fun to come on a stormy day and watch the surfers gather with enthusiasm to check out the waves. Pelicans gather in the inlet and play in the strong current. The shoreline and sand are grody- when I was there I saw plastic bags, fishing trash, and a dead fish that had been discarded. And it's not the prettiest beach with the ugly highrise condo. After checking out the surf/fishing scene, walk over to Dubois Lagoon for delightful scenery that you can't beat!
Between the beach and the lagoon is a lovely sea wall where lively (sometimes drunk and aggressive) people gather to watch the sunset. A rock pool reflects the orange-pink sky. 
When there has been a summer tropical storm with flooding and the locks in the west are opened, then yucky water comes to Jupiter Beach from Jupiter Inlet. This can last for months after a bad storm- don't swim at these times (you will notice that the water is brownish and there is foam on the shore).
Jupiter Beach is one of the few places where you can park your car and watch the ocean (or at least the inlet). It's exciting to come during a rain or thunder storm (at your own risk!) to watch nature stir up some action.
After, check out the places to eat in Jupiter, many with great atmosphere by the water.

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Shallow pool of water beside the inlet.
Shallow pool of water beside the inlet.
Pelicans enjoy a stormy current in the inlet.
Pelicans enjoy a stormy current in the inlet.
I love egrets!
I love egrets!
Pelicans galore!
Pelicans galore!
Soft sand catching the last day's light.
Soft sand catching the last day's light.
Surfers frequently come to Jupiter Inlet.
Surfers frequently come to Jupiter Inlet.
Catching a wave!
Catching a wave!
A couple enjoy a romantic swim on a Sunday evening.
A couple enjoy a romantic swim on a Sunday evening.
Jupiter Beach cowboy at Sunday's end.
Jupiter Beach cowboy at Sunday's end.
Hanging out on the rocks at the inlet.
Hanging out on the rocks at the inlet.
Two boys sit on the cement sea wall, bike in the sand.
Two boys sit on the cement sea wall, bike in the sand.
Rocks on the shore of the rock pool at sunset.
Rocks on the shore of the rock pool at sunset.
A relaxing place to watch the water gush into the inlet.
A relaxing place to watch the water gush into the inlet.
The jetty, a great place to walk and breathe the salt air.
The jetty, a great place to walk and breathe the salt air.
Fishermen on the end of the jetty.
Fishermen on the end of the jetty.
Looking across the inlet.
Looking across the inlet.
Boys entering the surf by the jetty.
Boys entering the surf by the jetty.
The inlet is a great place to watch a storm.
The inlet is a great place to watch a storm.
The heavens opened..
The heavens opened..
Water rushes over the wall on a stormy November morning.
Water rushes over the wall on a stormy November morning.
Fishing from the wall with a view of the lighthouse.
Fishing from the wall with a view of the lighthouse.
The amazing color of the water in the inlet.
The amazing color of the water in the inlet.
Huge storm cloud gathering over the lighthouse.
Huge storm cloud gathering over the lighthouse.
 

Directions

Exit Highway 95 at Indiantown Rd and head toward the ocean. At the end, turn left on Ocean Blvd. Turn right on Jupiter Beach Rd and follow it to the end. Turn left into the parking area for Jupiter Beach. At the very end you will come to some free parking by the jetty.

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Last Updated Wed, 15 Nov 2017 04:29:23 GMT