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.
Jupiter to Palm Beach FL Lifestyles and Things To Do
Tequesta Country Club Homes for Sale
Tequesta Country Club is an exceptional golf course community on the Loxahatchee River with Tequesta Country Club community boat ramp available to HOA members. The boat ramp offers ocean access via Jupiter Inlet and the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). See Tequesta Country Club homes for sale with garden, lake, golf course or Loxahatchee River views below.
Tequesta Country Club has voluntary HOA, referred to as TCCCA or ‘te-cah’ by the locals, with optional additional community boat ramp access fee. The community offers three waterfront parks – North View Park, South View Park and the Tequesta Country Club boat ramp with dock to clean fish and cast nets.
It is a Tequesta waterfront community with waterfront homes on Loxahatchee River and Tequesta golf course community – a great combination!! The country club is separate from the HOA.
The HOA fee includes: Common area maintenance, improvements and taxes, boat ramp lease, management, accounting, reserve funds, Christmas holiday party, Halloween fun and games and 4th of July bike parade around the neighborhood.
Tequesta Country Club Membership
Contact Tequesta Country Club directly at (561) 746-4501 for summer, golf and social memberships for residents and non-residents. 201 Country Club Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469
Tequesta Country Club Golf Course
The golf course was 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 golf course was completely redesigned in the summer and fall 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 as well as The Fazio at PGA National and many more. The extensive remodel was completed in November 2013.
Tequesta Country Club Homes
See Tequesta Country Club homes for sale with garden, lake, golf course or river views below.
I’ve lived in Jupiter for 16 years and in Fort Lauderdale for 2 years. I know many but not all communities between Palm Beach and Jupiter Island. I have sold over 30 homes and condos in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and Saint Lucie counties. When you are looking for a new place to move or vacation ask yourself –
“What would I like 3 minutes and 15 minutes away?”
We decided to live in the quiet Village of Tequesta with 3 minute drive to Jupiter and Jupiter Island beaches and 15 minutes to Palm Beach Gardens restaurants and shops. I think that’s probably a good starting point in your search. Other people may opt for 3 minutes to a school or a golf course and 15 minutes to the beach. It’s all up to your lifestyle, budget and priorities. Here’s my overview of nearby communities –
Palm Beach Gardens (City) – Many great restaurants, shops, public and private golf courses, 15 min from PBI airport and Singer Island, Juno Beach and Jupiter beaches. Home to the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) and many top level golf courses and golf clubs such as Frenchmans Creek Beach & Country Club, Frenchmans Reserve, PGA National, Ballenisles Country Club, Country Club at Mirasol, Old Palm Golf Club and Old Marsh Golf Club.
Juno Beach (Town) – Quaint beach community with restaurants, shops, beachfront condos and walk-to-beach communities. Known for Juno Beach Pier – a public 990′ fishing pier and Loggerhead Marinelife Center which helps injured turtles recover before returning to sea. Home to prestigious Seminole Landing and Seminole Golf Club (#1 in Florida).
Jupiter (Town) – Located around Jupiter Inlet. Offers few direct beachfront condos, except Ocean Trail, as there are no buildings directly on the beach. Jupiter offers many walk-to-beach communities. Popular venues include Abacoa public golf course, Roger Dean baseball stadium, Maltz Theatre, Jupiter Yacht Club, Jupiter Ocean & Racquet (JORC) and Jupiter Bay tennis clubs. Jupiter is very popular for sports fishing and diving. Several beachside parks south of Jupiter Inlet. New outdoor walking and cycling project “The Riverwalk” underb way with shops, restaurants and mini ferry stops. Harbourside Place – new Intracoastal waterfront restaurant and shopping complex opened in December 2014. Now home of “The Woods Jupiter” – Tiger Woods’ restaurant. About to happen is the new Jupiter Village – a restaurant and shopping district connected to Jupiter Riverwalk. Did you know Jupiter was voted 9 of top 10 Seaside Villages in Coastal Living magazine in 2012? Jupiter and Tequesta are also home to many golf course communities.
Tequesta (Village) – North of Jupiter Inlet. Includes south end of Jupiter Island. The Village hosts a green market in season. Probably 15 restaurants and some small shops. 5-10 min drive to I-95 and Jupiter. 15 min to Palm Beach Gardens shops and restaurants. Locals enjoy fishing, golfing, boating, tennis, paddle boarding and kayaking. No thru traffic as Jonathan Dickinson State Park separates Tequesta from Hobe Sound. Small sections of Tequesta and Jupiter are in Martin County.
I have created many pages with THINGS TO DO. Here are a few – Baseball, beach, boat, cycling, restaurants, diving, fish, golf, kayak, kite surfing, paddle boarding, polo, shopping, snorkeling, surfing, tennis, windsurfing and yoga.
I would be happy to help you find a neighborhood and area that meets your interests.
“What do you want 3 minutes and 15 minutes away?”
Thai Lotus was one of the first Tequesta restaurants I went to when we moved here in 2003. It is a family operated business that has been here for 20 years – at the Tequesta Shoppes Plaza – 137 N Us Hwy 1, Tequesta Florida. The interior used to be very sparse so we only did take-out for many years.
Now, the Thai restaurant has been taken over by a younger generation who have made the interior ‘funky and fun’. They still offer high quality Thai food and have added modern Japanese food.
Jupiter Island Condos and 33469 waterfront condos on ‘the mainland’. The Intracoastal (ICW) and oceanfront condos on Jupiter Island are located on Beach Road, Tequesta, FL 33469. Beach Road is just north of Jupiter Lighthouse and starts by the JIB Yacht Club & Marina. Buildings with an even number are on the ocean and buildings with an odd number on the ICW. Buildings with 199xx address are located north of the parks and only pay Palm Beach County property taxes. The condos with 3-4 digit numbers are south of the parks and pay Tequesta real estate taxes in addition to the county taxes.
Tequesta also offers Intracoastal waterfront condos on the mainland. Some condos overlook Jupiter Island and onto the ocean. Waterfront condos for sale $200,000 – $4,900,000. Annual and seasonal condos for rent also available.