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Blowing Rocks Preserve

574 South Beach Road
561-744-6668

Things To Do
    - Swimming, snorkeling and scuba-diving from the protected beach
    - Three hiking trails with interpretive signs
    - Observe rare birds, plants and animals
    - Enjoy exhibits and shady porches at the Hawley Education Center
    - Restrooms and water fountain available at the center

Plan Your Visit

Hours
Open daily from 9 am - 4:30 pm, except for major holidays.

Fees
Daily beach access: $2 adults, $1 members, children 12 and under are free.
Annual beach pass $35. Group pass (up to 6) $65.

More things to Do

What to See: Seasonal Wildlife 

Winter

Osprey, which can be observed year-round, are especially plentiful during the winter months. Palm, pine and other migrating warblers enjoy the mild winter here, as do a few ruby-throated hummingbirds. The coral bean produces its bright, red tubular flowers, while the wild poinsettia is also in bloom.
Spring

The unusual necklace pod blooms, and plentiful beach sunflowers show their bright yellow blossoms. Butterflies such as great southern whites, Cassius blues, and skippers flutter about the preserve.

Summer

In summer months, the mile of Atlantic Ocean beachfront provides important nesting habitat for imperiled sea turtles (primarily loggerheads). At night, the female turtles come ashore, climb above the high tide line, dig a hole with their flippers and lay their eggs in nests of sand. On many summer mornings, turtle tracks are clearly visible in the sand - to spot them, look for horizontal tracks in the sand that look like they could have been made by a small bulldozer or tractor tires.

The rocks and worm-rock reefs offshore offer great opportunities for snorkeling or scuba diving as well as occasional sea turtle sightings.

Please note that sea turtles and their nests are protected by federal as well as state and local laws. If you are fortunate enough to see a nesting sea turtle or hatchlings, please do not touch or otherwise harass either them or their nests.
Fall

A variety of birds migrate through the area, including warblers, offshore pelagic birds, hawks and falcons. The abundant sea grapes are fruiting, turning out grape-like clusters of berries.

Directions

From I-95:
Take exit 87A (Jupiter/Indiantown Rd.)
Travel east on Indiantown Road to U.S. 1
Turn left (north) on U.S. 1 to Jupiter Inlet
After crossing bridge, immediately turn right onto South Beach Rd. (CR707)
Follow South Beach Rd. for 2 miles. Preserve sign is on the right. Parking located ½ mile ahead.



Reviews

Elizabeth Geoghegan

Rating:
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
The preserve itself is very nice. Seemingly a nice visitor center. Staff was there, but didn't bother to come out of their offices to greet visitors. The trails are short. Go at low tide to get best view of the rock formations, go as tide is incoming to see the rocks "blow".

Dani

Rating:
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Beautiful to see the blowing rocks but don't recommend for a beach day if you want to go in the water and especially with little kids. There are fish and sharks that come to the shore because they hide under the rocks when the tide comes up. But a must see !! Parking closes at 4:30pm. Fishermen catch bait right on the shore.

Portia O

Rating:
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Amazing little secret! I never knew there was even such a spectacular sight as this in Florida. I will definitely go back when I have more time to just sit and linger. It seems like a good place for a nice long stroll and then some quiet wave listening time.

Sujith Reddy

Rating:
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
A very unique beach in South Florida and less crowded than other popular beaches. Best time to visit is during high tide where you have big sprays when the water hits the rocks along the shore.

Nayma Cruz

Rating:
Monday, July 2, 2018
One of the best parks I've been to. Not many people go, and limited parking. Best time to go is in the morning.

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