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South Florida is known for its award-winning parks and some of the state’s best kept secrets. The parks can be very impressive and spacious, some even have campgrounds and rivers.

The Sun-Sentintel wrote an article recently featuring some of the Best 7 County Parks in South Florida and Riverbend Park in Jupiter is on the list. The park is 665.62 acres and several improvements have recently been made to the park. The new improvements include an observation area, outdoor picnic pavilion, restrooms, new kayak launching stations, and a parking lot.

Riverbend Park is a popular park located on Indiantown Road near Jupiter Farms. Riverbend is becoming the latest recreational hotspot. The park has several rivers running through the park including the

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The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse sits on top of a grassy mount overlooking Jupiter and the Inlet. The red lighthouse has been a part of Jupiter’s culture since it began construction in 1853. Today the lighthouse is open 7 days a week and hosts a series of events throughout the week.

Here is a list of events happening at the lighthouse this January.

Lighthouse Sunset Tour: Wednesday, January 16th, January 23rd, and January 30th
Visitors can climb to the top of the lighthouse and take in the wonderful views while watching the light turn on to brighten the sky. You’ll also be able to tour the lighthouse watch room to see how everything works. The tour is approximately 75 minutes and costs $20 dollars per person and $15 dollars for Lighthouse members. The

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Jupiter affords ample opportunities to live in the water. The area has miles of prime waterfront property. You may, however, be a Jupiter resident who doesn’t live on the water but who still enjoys boating. If that’s you, then here are a couple of places where you can launch your boat.

Waterway Park

Where: 3630 Indiantown Road Jupiter, Florida 33477

Waterway Park is a convenient location to quickly and easily launch your boat. The hours of this park are from sunrise to sunset. Some of the amenities that you can enjoy when utilizing Waterway Park include: 3 boat launching ramps which are free to the public but a boat trailer parking permit is required and they can be purchased for $10 on site. A kayak and canoe launching site, clean and private

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Join the staff of Diver’s Cove this Saturday for an adventurous wreck and reef dive. It’s still Lemon Shark season, which makes it one of the best times to go for a dive, you’re sure to see some exciting underwater wildlife.

  • Dive Profile: 90' max depth

  • Skill Level: Advanced Open Water, Nitrox Recommended

  • Price: $85.00 plus tanks

  • Check-In: 12:45pm, boat departs at 1:30pm

  • Location: Jupiter Dive Center, Jupiter FL

  • Rental equipment packages available.

Call Diver’s Cove at 954-473-1220 to book your spot.

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Where: Jupiter Dive Center. 1001 N Alternate A1A Ste 113 · Jupiter, FL.

Wreck Diving

The Florida coast is rich with wrecks;

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This weekend prepare yourself for the biggest boat show on Florida’s Treasure Coast. The 45th Annual 2019 Stuart Boat Show, presented by Infiniti returns starting tomorrow Friday, January 11th through Sunday, January 13th.

Come tour hundreds of boats and yachts ranging from fishing boats, pontoons, center consoles, cruisers, mega yachts and much more. All the boats present at the show are all available to tour unless otherwise specified. The yachts and boats range in size, brand, and length.

In addition to the boats, more than 200 exhibitors with the latest technology and gear in the boating industry and everything in between will be on sight as well as nautical activities, and family fun. Come learn everything about marine life, navigation on the

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The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting a Fishing 101 For Kids next Saturday, January 19th from 10 am to 1 pm.

The new program is part of their new Family Adventure Day series and will feature family activities, sea- inspired educational events and adventures about Florida’s history. The day will include a meet and greet with important characters in Jupiter’s history, learning how to fish, story-telling, arts and crafts, live demonstrations, and much more.

Activities for the day start at 10 am to 12 pm, at noon you’ll be able to take a lunch break and enjoy your own picnic lunch. All are welcomed to attend this family day at the Lighthouse and grounds but children planning on climbing up to the top of the Lighthouse must be at least 48”

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This Friday, December 21st the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting their Lighthouse Moonrise Tour starting at 4:45 pm. Guests who attend will learn about the history of the Jupiter icon and enjoy evening views of Jupiter and the surrounding towns with a full moon in the sky.

The tour last approximately 75 minutes and tickets are required to attend the event. The cost is $25 dollars per person and $20 dollars for Lighthouse Members. Tickets can be purchase online or by calling 561-747-8380 extension 101. The tours are weather permitting, so check their website for updates. Children must be 48” inches tall to climb the tower’s 105 steps and must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, visit the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum.

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The Palm Beaches have over 100 miles of waterways, and when you combine that with low-tide, what you get are sandbars. Sandbars are an oasis that attracts boaters from all around to form a fleeting community of South Florida residents who drop anchor and dip their toes in the sand for a few hours of fun. Here are a few of the most popular sandbars in Palm Beach County.

The Jupiter Sandbar

Within sight of the historic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, the sandbar is surrounded by trees, single-family homes, and a few private docks. This sandbar is perfect for family and friends who want to play in the clear waters of the inlet. Also called The Loxahatchee River Sandbar, this spot is near the Jupiter Inlet and the Intracoastal Waterway. On any weekend, you

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Palm Beach County has over 47 miles of Atlantic coastline with a warm tropical climate and plenty of restaurants to sit outside and enjoy the view. From beach bars, to elegant outdoor dining here are some of the best outdoor restaurants in the area.

Old Key Lime House in Lantana: Has been opened since 1889 and is reportedly known as the oldest waterfront restaurant in Florida. The restaurant serves its famous and award-winning Key Lime pie and delicious cocktails while you sit back and enjoy some of the best sunset views on the outdoor patio. The Old Key Lime House is located at 300 E. Ocean Avenue in Lantana.

Dune Dog in Jupiter: This causal outdoor beach style restaurant serves some of the best hot dogs, waffle fries, burgers, barbecue ribs

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Boating is one of the best parts of life in South Florida, and with the area’s nearly 2,300 miles of tidal shoreline, there’s a lot to see.

Although life on the water is fun it does have its own rules, regulations and, of course, lingo that you need to understand, and one of the first steps in that direction is to understand the basics of boat design.

Here’s our guide to hull design for South Florida Boaters.

Types Of Hulls

There are seven basic kinds of boat hull designs. The shape of your boat’s hull greatly affects the way it moves through the water. As a boat operator, you should be able to identify different hull styles and recognize the unique handling characteristics of each type.

Planning Hulls are designed to glide on the

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