Blowing Rocks Preserve
Looking for attractions in South Florida? Check out the Blowing Rocks Preserve: A Must-Do Florida Adventure
A true treasure near theTreasure Coast, Blowing Rocks is one of the must-see attractions in South Florida for nature lovers.
A Marvelous Formation
Blowing Rocks Preserve is a natural wonder nestled in Jupiter Island. At first glance, you’ll forget that you’re in Florida, as the Blowing Rocks Preserve is a beautiful phenomenon surrounded by 73 acres of coastline.
The phenomenon is the result of eroded Anastasia limestone that serves as home to a plethora of coastal habitats, including a nesting site for rare sea-turtles.
Experiencing Blowing Rocks
The powerful force of the ocean over the span of thousands of years, created amazing “rock-holes” through which the saltwater rushes and explodes through during high tides. This miraculous show attracts visitors near and far, as it speaks to the wonders of nature.
The pathway to the beach is scenic and a great photo opportunity. There is also another scenic pathway on the boardwalk by the nature center, that will take you to Maggy’s Trail to the lagoon.
A nature center, (Hawley Education Center,) guided walks, and educational programs are stewards in helping to share the story, alongside the Nature Conservatory who manages the protection and restoration of the Blowing Rocks. Natural masterpieces like this, right here in the sunshine state, remind us of the importance of protecting our ecosystems.
Plan Your Visit to the Blowing Rocks
Open daily 9am-4:30pm.
Check the tide before you go, you’ll want to go when the tide is high, which occurs at two times every day.
Check the preserve’s website before you go, for hours or guidelines/restrictions.
Bring your camera.
Parking is very limited, try to go on a weekday when school is in session.
You can access Blowing Rocks from two parking areas.
The northern side is directly across from the Hawley Education center, at 574 S Beach Rd, Hobe Sound.
The southern side is at Coral Cove park (1600 Beach Rd, Tequesta.) Save both locations to remember you can find parking at either.
Note you cannot bring food on the beach.
Bring your beach essentials, if planning to make a beach day of it.
Bring your hiking shoes, if you want to walk the trail, or water shoes to climb the rocks
Head just a few miles north of the Blowing Rocks, and you’ll be in Martin County, which is where I live. I’ve complied all of the best beaches for families in our area and you can read it here. Best Florida Kid-Friendly Beaches for Families.