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Throughout the summer, several Palm Beach County hotels are offering special deals and discounts to expend your stay. You can book any where from two to seven nights and get one night free at select hotels and resorts.

PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens is offering a third night free when booked two or more nights at the home to the Honda Classic Golf Tournament. The hotel is home to a great spa, sports and racquet club, a large zero-entry pool, and is home to five championship golf courses.

The Breakers, the iconic Palm Beach Hotel sits on a half mile of private beach and offers 36 holes of championship golf, state of the art spa, shopping, water sports, great dining at one of several restaurants located onsite and much more. The

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The Florida Reef Tract is the third largest living reef in the world and the stretch of natural reefs in Palm Beach County is incredible. The reefs are composed of limestone creating a natural habitat for marine life. The area welcomes large fish due to its close proximity to the Gulf Stream. Palm Beach County has over 150 artificial reefs created by sunken vessels, concrete, limestone, and even luxury vehicles.

If you aren’t Scuba certified, not to worry, many local dive shops offer a weekend certification course meant for visitors. Here are some of the best places to go diving in Palm Beach County.

Red Reef Park in Boca Raton is perfect for beginners and children. The snorkel spot is right off the beach and is monitored by lifeguards. The reefs are

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach offers their daily Public Guided Tours of the Sea Turtle Research and Rehabilitation Center. The tours are offered seven days a week and visitors will get an up-close opportunity to see the Marinelife and sea turtles housed in the center.

The Public Guided Tours are open to the public and all are welcomed to attend. The tours last approximately an hour long. The next tour is today, Tuesday, May 21st at 2 pm.

The tours are led by the educational experts and staff of the Marinelife Center to answer all of your questions about the sea turtles and Marinelife.
The tours cost $10 dollars per adults and $5 dollars for children under 8 years old. The Tours are limited to 15 people and you are asked to register

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It should come as no surprise to those of us living in South Florida, but the beach, and specifically ocean water, is good for you! And that’s not just some old wives’ tale, it’s backed by science. Here are a few of the health benefits of living by/going to the beach.

Good For Your Skin

Ocean water differs from river water in that it has significantly higher amounts of minerals, including sodium, chloride, sulfate, magnesium, and calcium. This is why it’s highly useful for skin conditions such as psoriasis.

Good For Your Mind

Everybody knows that the sound of the sea is therapeutic. The white noise of waves breaking on the rocks relaxes our brains and stimulates the production of feel-good chemicals in our body, including serotonin and

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is preparing to release another sea turtle into the ocean this Wednesday, May 22nd. The sea turtle research and rehabilitation center plan on release Corwin at 10:30 am.

Corwin was found on the beach in Juno Beach in September and is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle. Corwin was found struggling in the surf on Juno Beach. After the staff from the center was contacted, Corwin was brought in and was underweight and in poor health. During its stay, the sea turtle received nutrition, iron and antibiotics and was closely monitored by the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s staff. Earlier this month, Corwin was taken off of all medications and is now ready to be released back into the ocean.

The Sea Turtle Release is this

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The Juno Beach Pier and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center are hosting their 5th Annual Juno Beach Pier Photo Contest. Submissions will be accepted for the perfect photo of the Juno Beach Pier until Friday, May 31st

The Juno Beach Pier is a treasured icon in Palm Beach County and the pier is used by fishermen and women, tourists and locals who just want to get a good view of the ocean or catch some of the best fish in our area.

Last year, the contest brought contestants from all over Palm Beach County and more than 80 photo submissions and the photos got over 40,000 views on Facebook.

The photos of the pier must reveal one’s own “pier-spective” of the iconic Juno Beach Pier. All submissions will be uploaded to their Facebook page for the public and the

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On the third Saturday of every month, a group of Blue Friends and Lynne Wells join together for a beach clean-up in Juno Beach.

The clean up begins at 8:30 am this Saturday and following the 1 hour clean up a light breakfast will be provided by Whole Foods in Palm Beach Gardens and Another Broken Egg Café in Jupiter. Free coffee will be provided by Oceana Coffee.

The local beach cleanup started years ago when a group of volunteers gathered to pick up trash from the beach. Now the clean up has grown and over 200 volunteers come together several times a month to help keep our beaches and ocean clean from trash. More than 490 pounds are collected from our local beaches every month.

If you plan on attending, you are asked to wear long sleeves, closed toed

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The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary “Flotilla 52” and the River Center in Jupiter have teamed up again for another Boating Safety Class this Saturday, May 18th. The safety classes are aimed for young boaters and teens but all are welcomed to attend the boating safety class.

The classes are taught in a lecture style learning and at the end of the class, those who attend are required to take and pass the boater safety test to receive their Boater Safety Card issued by the State of Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conversation Commission. The State of Florida requires that any person born after January 1st, 1988, and who wishes to operate a vessel of 10 horsepower or more must pass a Boater’s Safety Course and received their Boater Safety Card.

The

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The Jupiter Dive Center and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center have partnered together for a Sea Turtle Awareness Class as part of their ProjectAWARE bringing awareness to Marinelife. The class is this Saturday, May 11th from 10 am to 5 pm.

The Sea Turtle Awareness specialty course introduces scuba divers to the basic sea turtle identification and conservation. In the class you’ll learn about the preservation of the aquatic environment and about the sea turtle species common in our ocean. The class will also teach you about the skills and knowledge needed to record sightings, identify the sea turtles, the importance of sea turtles and other Marinelife, and the decline in sea turtle populations.

Those who wish to attend must be a certified Open Water

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The River Center in Jupiter is hosting their family friendly event this Wednesday, May 8th. The Sandbar and Seashells Family Boating Tour and Snorkeling Exploration for a trip along the Loxahatchee River.

The boat will launch from the Burt Reynold’s Park on US Highway 1 at 1:30 pm. Climb aboard the Osprey boat to hunt for shells and Marinelife at the sandbar, soak up the sun and snorkel along the sandbar and waters.

Those who attend are asked to bring your own water shoes, water, snacks, and snorkel gear. The event is this Wednesday, May 8th form 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Registration is required due to space. The cost to attend is $30 dollars for adults and $20 dollars for children. To register, click here.

More dates for the Family Boat Tour:
Tuesday, July

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