KAYAK – to kayak or canoe is very popular on local waterways. Jupiter and Tequesta are located on the Loxahatchee River by Jupiter Inlet. The Loxahatchee River is one of only two nationally recognized Wild and Scenic Rivers in Florida. The second one is Wekiva River in Central Florida – north of Orlando.
There are both public and private places to launch kayaks along the Loxahatchee River. Waterfront communities like Tequesta Country Club have neighborhood launch locations for kayaking. Kayakers also enjoy the turquoise waters of the Intracoastal and Atlantic Ocean. The average water temperature is around 85° F (26° C).
Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Tequesta/Hobe Sound– Located on the north end of the Loxahatchee River and accessible from the water or by car from US1 in Tequesta. Follow the mangrove up the river to see wildlife such as alligators, deer, bobcat, coyotes, wild boar, manatees, turtles, tortoises, herons, egrets, ospreys, bald eagles and fish. Trapper Nelson’s cabin is along this fork of the river with picnic tables and restrooms.
Riverbend Park, Jupiter – Located west of I-95 & Florida Turnpike at Indiantown Road. Canoe and kayak outfitters onsite. Famous for the thrilling ride over the Masten Dam. Onsite outfitters rent canoes and kayaks but are closed Tuesday & Wednesdays. The most popular trip from River Bend is a 2.5-3.5 miles trip (3-4 hours) called the Cypress Canopy. No swimming allowed. If you prefer you can rent biked and go biking along the Riverbend Park trails.
Intracoastal (ICW), Jupiter/Tequesta – Jupiter Lighthouse Park, US1 in Tequesta and Coral Cove Park on Jupiter Island are public launch sites to access Jupiter Inlet and Intracoastal sandbars.
Jupiter – Tequesta Kayak Rentals and Tours –
Jupiter Outdoor Center – (Jupiter Inlet) (561)747-0063 – 1116 Love Street, Jupiter, FL 33477
Beach Water Sports – (Intracoastal) (561)745-6900 – 17967 SE Federal Hwy, Tequesta, FL 33469
Jupiter Pointe Paddling – (Intracoastal) (561)746-6691 – 18701 SE Federal Highway, Tequesta, FLL 33469
Canoe Outfitters of Florida (Riverbend Park, Loxahatchee River & Jonathan Dickinson State Park) – (561)746-7053 – Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays
More Palm Beach County Kayak and Canoe Areas –
Bert Winters Park, Juno Beach / Burt Reynolds Park, Jupiter / Dyer Park, West Palm Beach / Jim Barry Light Harbor Park, Riviera Beach / John Prince Park, Lake Worth / John Stretch Park, Lake Harbor / Juno Park, Juno Beach / Lake Ida Park, Delray Beach / Ocean Inlet Park, Ocean Ridge / Okeeheelee Park, West Palm Beach / Paul Rardin Park, Pahokee / Peanut Island Park, Riviera Beach / Phil Foster Park, Riviera Beach / South Bay RV Park, South Bay /
Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, West Boca Raton / Stub Canal Park, West Palm Beach/ West Delray Regional Park, Delray Beach
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Jupiter to Palm Beach FL Lifestyles and Things To Do
HOBE SOUND FLORIDA
FEATURED HOBE SOUND COMMUNITIES
Jupiter Island Estates – Including Blowing Rocks, Bon Air Beach, Gomez Grant and Island Beach
The Medalist Club – Medalist Golf Club luxury homes and town houses
North Hobe Sound Shores – aka Hobe Sound Shores
The Soundings Yacht Club – A yacht and tennis club
MORE HOBE SOUND SUBDIVISIONS – (coming soon)
Bahia Sound / Banner Lake / Bridgetown (Island Crossings) / Eaglewood / Forest Glade / Gomez Hill / Governors Landing / Harbor at Hobe Sound / Heritage Ridge / Hobe Sound Colony / Hobe Sound Golf Club / Island Beach (Jupiter Island) / Jupiter Island Condos / Loblolly Bay / Loblolly Pines / Lost Lake (incl Double Tree) / The Oaks / Olympia / Papaya Village / Pastelle / Pilots Cove / Poinciana Gardens / The Preserve / Quail Ridge / The Retreat / Shellbridge / Treasure Cove / Whites / Woodmere Acres
Jupiter Island estate homes are truly one of a kind. When I first arrived to this area in 2003 we lived in Jupiter Inlet Colony. In 2007, I spent every weekend for 5-6 months doing open houses on the North End of Jupiter Island. I was so impressed by the locals. They would arrive to my open house on Beach Road by golf cart just to say ‘hi’ and make sure I was having a good day. I used to think that’s how you told a real local apart from a tourist – they zoomed around in carts not cars. The house I was entertaining in had previously been owned by Mrs Mellon. I looked up some of my friendly, casual and elegant mystery visitors who had true class. They were descendants of the Ford family and other historically important families. They made me feel like I was a part of the island.
The Hobe Sound, Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens region of South Florida offers endless and increasingly improved golf clubs, golf courses and golf course communities. Golf is not new here, some Palm Beach County golf courses date back to the 1920’s when players had to get here by train and boat. Today, the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA of America) has its headquarters off PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens.
The local golf club communities and championship golf courses are of very high professional and recreational standard as many former and current top ranked American and international golf players, golf course designers, golf course architects and golf course developers have resided or reside here today. The list would be extremely long but let’s just say it includes Donald Ross, Pete Dye, Robert von Hagge, Arthur Hills, Tom Fazio, George Fazio, Jim Fazio, Tom Fazio II, Carl Litten, Joe Lee, Dick Wilson, Gene Bates, Jesper Parnevik, Tiger Woods, Greg Norman, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Ernie Els, Olin Browne, Russ Cochran, Keegan Bradley, Robert Cupp, Raymond Floyd, Gary Player and Rory McIlroy. Golfing Jupiter, Tequesta, Hobe Sound, Palm Beach Gardens and North Palm Beach really has something for everyone. The golf courses are primarily private golf course or semi-private golf course. According to several golf magazines, the highest ranked local golf courses are The Dye Preserve in Jupiter, Jupiter Hills Club in Tequesta and Seminole Landing Golf Club in Juno Beach. Three of the most popular public golf courses are Abacoa Golf Club – next to Florida Atlantic University (FAU) north campus off Donald Ross Road in Jupiter, the North Palm Beach Country Club – off US Highway 1 just south of Lost Tree Club and Old Port Cove in North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Municipal Par 3 by Raymond Floyd on South Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach.