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Blowing Rocks Preserve, Hobe Sound

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
Blowing Rocks Preserve is an environmental preserve on Jupiter Island in Hobe Sound, Martin County, Florida, USA. It is owned by The Nature Conservancy. It contains the largest Anastasia limestone outcropping on the state's east coast. Breaking waves spray plumes of water through erosion holes; the spray can reach heights of 50ft. This distinctive spectacle thus earned the limestone outcrop's name. The limestone outcropping also encompasses coquina shells, crustaceans, and sand.The preserve also features several coastal ecotones, including maritime hammocks, mangrove wetlands, and beach dunes. Common native species include sea grapes, gumbo limbo, and Sabal palms. Invasive exotic plants are removed in order to preserve indigenous flora. The preserve includes an educational center, native plant nursery, boardwalk, oceanside path, and a butterfly garden. The Hawley Education Center features rotating natural history and art exhibits, and offers environmental education classes and workshops. A boardwalk along the Indian River Lagoon contains interpretive signs about the plants, wildlife and area environment.
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  • My daughter wanted to see tide pools, and the closest place seemed to be Blowing Rock Preserve. I loved this little beach. There were very few people on the beach, and the limestone rocks and the slop...  read more »
  • Stunningly beautiful! I can recommend everyone to look at this stretch of beach. The Park is open until 16:30. (Or the car park front) Admission, it costs $2 per person. Where there no one stands and hitpoints, but simply a mail box in the you your $2 just throw. Theoretically, you could simply over run and pay nothing. Here the sand is very soft and you can go there also swimming.
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  • Saw on trip advisor Blowing Rock Preserve, it's the largest Limestone Beach on the whole East Coast which was kind of neat plus the history about it and how much money The Nature Conservancy and the r...  read more »
  • Such a nice quiet beach. High Tide is definitely the time to go as the water actually blows up through the rocks and makes for a great view and even better pictures. Lots of sea shells and sometimes you can see sea turtles and other wild life. There are also a lot of trails that you can walk, but beware of the giant spiders! There is a small admission fee as you walk in ($1-$2 per person).
  • This is such a nice and quiet beach. A lot of Florida locals don't even know about this beach (preserve). I highly recommend walking around the outskirts of the beach along the path. At high tide you can watch the water explode through the rocks that line the beach, hence, blowing rocks!!
  • Amazing rock formations here in FL. Beautiful shaded tranquil nature walks and trails. Make sure to bring closed up water shoes because rocks are sharp. Loved this place and enjoyed it. Very clean and quiet.
  • Beautiful Beach that is not to crowded. Best at high tide and amazing for watching the Sunrise. However, the opening hours are bad and if you want to watch the Sunrise from blowing rocks you have to either walk up the whole beach from coral cove, park in the closed parking lot and risk a ticket (which you will likely get as the rich people living there get special treatment in terms of a high density of Police up there and they are happy to distributed their tickets as they must be super bored) or be one of the rich people living up there.
  • Just simply need to arrive during hide tide for the best effect. There a a short hiking trail and interpretative center located there.
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