PADDLE BOARD – Whether you just want to go paddle boarding for the day, take a lesson or sign up for paddle yoga – it is all accessible around Jupiter Inlet there are several places on the Intracoastal and on US1 south of DuBois Park that can get you set up to explore the interior Jupiter Inlet lagoons, Loxahatchee River with wildlife and the Jupiter sandbar, the Tequesta Intracoastal sandbar and of course the ocean. Individual and group paddling available.
Paddleboarding also known as stand up paddle surfing (SUP), stand up paddle boarding or ‘Hoe he’e nalu’ in Hawaiian uses paddles to move ahead. It is an ancient form of surfing that has become popular again as a way to travel long distances on a long surf board. It is easy to learn and offers a great workout. Amateurs often start by kneeling on the board which is slightly wider than a standard surfboard.
River paddle boarding is becoming popular as it requires skill and agility to navigate. It is a fun surfing sport that doesn’t rely on high or low tides.
It is very popular in Jupiter and Tequesta around the Jupiter Inlet both on the Intracoastal and Loxahatchee River and even on the ocean for advanced paddlers.
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Tequesta Country Club exceptional golf course community on the Loxahatchee River with Tequesta Country Club community boat ramp – ocean access via Jupiter Inlet and the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). Tequesta Country Club homes for sale offer garden, lake, golf course or river views.
Ask about the commission discount available for Tequesta Country Club residents.
Voluntary HOA fee plus optional community boat ramp key. Three waterfront community parks – North View Park, South View Park and Tequesta Country Club boat ramp.
Tequesta waterfront community with waterfront homes on Loxahatchee River. Tequesta waterfront golf course community – a great combination. Golf club separate from HOA with voluntary club membership and voluntary HOA – wow!!
Golf Course – Originally designed by golf architect Robert von Hagge – who has designed 40+ golf courses including the Admirals Cove golf courses in Jupiter Florida. The Tequesta Country Club was completely redesigned summer of 2013 by Tom Fazio Jr of the famous Fazio golf course design family who have designed Jupiter Hills – with top ranked Hills and Village golf courses – and The Fazio at PGA National. The extensive remodel was completed in November 2013.
Tequesta Country Club HOA – Voluntary annual HOA fee
HOA fee includes – Common area maintenance, improvements and taxes, boat ramp lease, management, accounting, reserve funds, Christmas holiday party and 4th of July bike parade
Tequesta Country Club Membership – Contact Tequesta Country Club directly at (561) 746-4501 for optional golf and social memberships to residents and non-residents. 201 Country Club Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469
LOCATION – 15 min west of I-95 and Florida Turnpike at Indiantown Rd in Jupiter.
3 min – Jupiter Island beaches, Coral Cove Park, Jupiter Inlet and Jupiter Lighthouse
5 min – Jupiter and Juno Beach beaches and parks.
10 min – Dining in Jupiter
15-20 min – Shopping in Palm Beach Gardens, Downtown at The Gardens, The Gardens Mall, Midtown and Legacy Place.
30-40 min – City Place, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach airport (PBI)
1 hour – Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL)
1.5 hrs – Miami International Airport (MIA)
Tequesta Country Club Homes for Sale
The Village of Tequesta has been a secret until recent years as more and more famous residents move to the Village of Tequesta and nearby Jupiter Inlet Colony and Jupiter Island. Tequesta, named after Tequesta Indians, is the northernmost village in Palm Beach County and located just north of the historic Jupiter Lighthouse. About 75% of Tequesta is located in Palm Beach County and 25% of Tequesta is located in Martin County – including Coral Cove Park, our Jupiter Island beach across the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) from mainland Tequesta.
Tequesta was founded in late 1950’s by Charles “Punch” Martyn, III around Tequesta Country Club golf course. The first wealthy Tequesta homeowners lived by the the beach in Jupiter Inlet Colony, played golf at Tequesta Country Club and hunted at The Hunt Club (now Turtle Creek). Turtle Creek.
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
The State Park is located between Tequesta and Hobe Sound with bicycling, boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, picnicking, swimming, camping and natural wildlife.
Jonathan Dickinson was a Quaker merchant who was shipwrecked in 1696 off the Jupiter Florida. In the 1930’s, ‘the Wildman of the Loxahatchee’ Trapper Nelson homesteaded on the Loxahatchee River banks. By the 1940’s, his camp included 1,000 buildings with 6,000 soldiers but most of them have been torn down. His homestead can still be visited today by boat or kayak.
Tequesta is located on the north side of The Loxahatchee River which winds through freshwater creeks and brackish estuaries to Jupiter Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean. Loxahatchee riverfront homes have become extremely popular and sought after Jupiter waterfront homes with sunrise or sunset views across the designated “Wild and Scenic River”. Riverfront communities include Islands of Jupiter, Pennock Point, Tequesta Country Club and River Ridge.
We can recommend upscale Tequesta restaurants – Krave or Evo, casual Tequesta seafood restaurants – Hog Snappers and favorite restaurant Tequesta offers serving Mexican – Rancho Chico or Papichulo, American, Caribbean, Irish, Italian, French or Thai restaurants in Tequesta. Tequesta restaurants offer a variety to choose from for breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner.
Call or Text: (561)827-2952
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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
Contact me to add more vendors and locations to this page.
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Fishing in Florida
To fish is a big part of local outdoor life. Coastal Palm Beach Inlet, Jupiter Inlet – St Lucie Inlet offer plenty of opportunities to fish. Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal, Jupiter Inlet and Loxahatchee River are easily accessible for offshore and inshore casting. Some of the local fish around Jupiter Florida includes barracuda, blue runners, croakers, dolphin, jack crevalle, pompano, sailfish, snapper, snook, Spanish mackerel, swordfish and wahoo.
Pier Fishing – Available at Jupiter Beach Park on the south side of Jupiter Inlet and at the Juno Beach Pier in Juno Beach.
Fly Fishing– Available in the salt, brackish and fresh waters off the Intracoastal and Loxahatchee River west and north of Jupiter Inlet and in Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Tequesta.
Sports Fishing – Several tournaments are organized locally from Palm Beach Inlet to Jupiter Inlet, Indian River and St Lucie Inlet.
Deep Sea Fishing – Several charter companies are available around Riviera Beach, Palm Beach Shores and Jupiter Lighthouse and offer guided fishing charters including deep sea fishing. You may see dolphins, turtles, sharks and manatees on the water.
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Are you a Tequesta or Jupiter boater? I came across this awesome speed zone map for the Jupiter Inlet, Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) and Loxahatchee River. It shows slow speed and minimum wake areas on the Loxahatchee River November 15th – March 31st for boating safety and manatee protection. Check out my other Boating Jupiter Inlet post with links to how to obtain a boating license and where to find Jupiter boat storage, marinas, docks and fuel docks.
Palm Beach Gardens FL –Palm Beach Country Estates (PBCE) consists of 1,400 custom property with land( 1+ acres). Homes for sale $249,999-$999,000. Vacant lots still available. Not all roads are paved. Very convenient location close to highways, Juno Beach and Jupiter. The north and northwest section of the community back up to Riverbend Park in Jupiter with kayaking and canoeing access to the Loxahatchee River. Location – Just west of I-95 Exit 83 Donald Ross Rd in Jupiter, FL.
5 min – Scripps Research Institute, Max Planck, Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and Abacoa Golf Club. 10 min – PGA Blvd (I-95 Exit 79AB) in Palm Beach Gardens. 10 min – The Gardens Mall, Jupiter & Palm Beach Gardens dining and beaches. 30 min – Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)
Membership – N/A HOA Fees – N/A Nearby Horseback Riding –
Sandi Trails, Jupiter – Trail rides in Jupiter Farms or other nearby parks such as Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Dupuis and Hungryland Wildlife Area. Fantasy Farms, Jupiter – Stable on 10 acres with camps, regular & therapeutic lessons. Horses for sale and hire. Desert Rose, Jupiter – Stable on 20 acres in gated community of Ranch Colony. Riding lessons, camps, nature rides & riding arena. Painted Dreams, Jupiter – Stable on 5 acres with adult and kids English and Western style lessons. Summer camps. Wandering Trails, Palm Beach Gardens – Christian equine facility on 600 acres offering trail rides and lessons. Beach rides, hayrides and camps.