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The Palm Beaches have some of the best, most beautiful beaches in the country, and they’re great for the whole family. Here are 3 of our favorites.

DuBois Park

DuBois Park is a South Florida gem located on the southern edge of the Jupiter Inlet. DuBois has fantastic views of the Jupiter Lighthouse. Jet skiers and boaters can start their trip through the Intracoastal Waterway or out to sea, right from the marina slips. Canoe and kayak adventurers can paddle to the Loxahatchee River, one of only two national Wild & Scenic Rivers in Florida. At DuBois there are public bathrooms available, as well as small grills for cooking. Best of all, the calm swimming area is great for kids, and parents will appreciate how easy it is to keep track of little ones.

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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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Mark your calendars for the 3rd Saturday Gourmet Food Truck Event this Saturday, January 19th in downtown Hobe Sound.

The large block party brings DJ Jef of DancenSound, beverages, local shops and vendors and of course unique food trucks. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a night of fun under the stars. The Hobe Sound Food Truck events occur on the 3rd Saturday of every month until May and then September 2019 through November 2019. The cost is free to attend.

The lineup of Food Trucks for Saturday’s event includes: Volcano Ice, The Greek, Mr. Mack Island Grill, Mr. Jerkinz, Moop Pops Foodtruck, MOD Pizza, Mama’s Taste of the World, Hooked, Curbside Gourmet, Chick Fil A, Che Grill, and Austin Franks.

The Food Truck Invasion starts at 5 pm to 9 pm

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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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Jupiter is home to one of the very few remaining dog- friendly beaches in the state and the only one in Palm Beach County.

The Jupiter Town Council adopted the policy to allow dogs on the beach back in 1989. Since then, the dog- friendly beach areas have been expanded to a 2.5 mile stretch of the beach starting at beach marker #25 at Marcinski Road to beach marker #59 at the south end of Carlin Park.

Dogs are free to roam in the designated section of the beach and enjoy the sand and water. Parking is also free, with a parking lot located on Marcinski Road as well as parking along A1A. Dogs are allowed on the beach from sunrise to sunset.

Dogs must be supervised at all times or on a leash while on the beach. Being able to bring your dog on the beach

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Tonight, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is hosting their Paint for a Purpose, Paint N Drink party at 6 pm. Paint N Drink is a mobile paint party planner that strives to create a fun and entertaining experience for everyone, no artistic experience is needed.

All are welcomed to attend, those who attend are asked to bring their own adult beverages. The center asks that all drinks consumed be in a reusable container.

The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a sea turtle hospital and ocean conservation organization that’s located right across the street from one of the most important sea turtle nesting beaches in the world. The center is open 7 days a week and hosts a series of events and programs for all ages. The admission to the center is

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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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According to the residents in Palm Beach County, here are some of the best local breakfast spots to grab a bite to eat before starting the day.

Boca Raton:
Tom Sawyer’s- a cozy little diner in Boca Raton that serves the ultimate comfort food. The menu features hearty meals such as Breakfast in a Pot which includes biscuits and gravy, and eggs and cheese, or also try the Breakfast Skillet which includes eggs, home fries and cheese all in one skillet. Don’t forget to grab one of their delicious home-made chocolate chip cookies on the way out for afternoon snack.

West Palm Beach:
Johan’s Joe – a Swedish coffee house and café located in downtown West Palm Beach. The menu features a variety of Scandinavian inspired dishes such as smoked salmon with cream

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