Fodor's Expert Review Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge

Jupiter and Vicinity Beach–Sight

Nature lovers seeking to get as far as possible from the madding crowds will feel at peace at this refuge managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife service. It's a haven for people who want some quiet while they walk around and photograph the gorgeous coastal sand dunes, where turtles nest and shells often wash ashore. The beach has been severely eroded by high tides and strong winds (surprisingly, surfing is allowed and many do partake). You can't actually venture within most of the 735 protected acres, so if hiking piques your interest, head to the refuge's main entrance a few miles away on Hobe Sound (13640 S.E. U.S. 1 in Hobe Sound) for a mile-long trek close to the nature center, or to nearby Jonathan Dickinson State Park (16450 S.E. U.S. 1 in Hobe Sound). Amenities: parking (fee); toilets. Best for: solitude; surfing; walking.

Beach–Sight Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

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198 N. Beach Rd.
Jupiter Island, Florida  33455, USA

772-546–6141

www.fws.gov/hobesound

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