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Blowing Rocks Preserve, Hobe Sound

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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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  • Spent most of the day beach combing for shells and rocks at low tide. The only downside to the Preserve is the hours- 9 am to 430 pm. To see the blowing rocks, you have to be there at high tide. We ac...  more »
  • Blowing Rocks Preserve is a beautiful coastal area near Jupiter. The drive alone is worth it. The walk to the beach goes through a shaded sea grape area on a sand path. Once there the beach is pristin...  more »
  • It's a beach with rock formations. $2 entry fee goes into a locked up tube, parking for less than 20 cars. 9a-1630. Why are pets not allowed? Especially for responsible pet owners they should be allow...  more »
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  • Blowing Rocks will always be my favorite beach in Palm Beach county, and possibly Florida as a whole! It's always clean, serene, stunning, and magnificent. What an environment to take in and appreciate the beauty of Florida! Go there and contribute to keeping the preserve beautiful and open! Just be sure to check the tide meter, beach hazards, all updated miscellaneous info, and hours prior to visiting.
  • great experience it was enjoyable. :p Just like the pictures the rocks were cool even with low tides. The entrance fee wasn't mandatory it was like a donation so we acted bummy and finessed. The only issue was that the sun was super hot and my beautiful girlfriend was frying her cute lil toes :( y'all need to cool down the sand next time but overall perfect place to go.
  • One of my favorite spots in Palm Beach County! Make sure you go during high tide for maximum enjoyment. Watching the Water crashing onto the rocks is quite special.
  • Really interesting place to visit. Dangerous to swim because of rocks on the beach. When there are big waves, they hit the rocks creating many splashes and fountains of water. Spectacular view. They charge $2 per adult, which is too much IMHO, not fair for locals. The place is opened only limited time during the day, no morning, evening or night stay.
  • Absolutely breathtaking. Beautiful spot for pictures and to take a nice walk. You won't regret visiting here