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Tonight, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting their reoccurring Lighthouse Sunset Tour.

Come and climb to the top of the iconic Jupiter Lighthouse and see the spectacular sunset views over the water and the town of Jupiter. Visitors will also get to witness the light turn on and illuminate the sky and get a sneak peak into the lighthouse Watch Room to see how everything works.

The tours are approximately 75 minutes long and cost $20 dollars per person or $15 dollars per lighthouse members. The tours are weather permitting, be sure to check their website for more information. The tours are open to all ages and children must be at least 48 inches tall to climb the tower steps.

The next Lighthouse Sunset Tour:
Wednesday, July 10th at 7:45 pm,

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Rapids Water Park is a popular summer attraction in Palm Beach County. The water park is the largest water park in all of South Florida with more than 30 acres of space. The park features 42 slides and attractions including a wave pool, lazy river, a kid’s zone, surfing, body boarding, and giant water slides.

The water park and slides range in all levels of intensity, some of the slides can hold up to 6 people at a time. This year marks the water park’s 40th Anniversary and opened for the summer season in March. Rapids can also accommodate and host special events, school trips, parties, and have cabana rentals to rent throughout the day.

The water park is divided into three sections: Thrills Rides, Family Rides and a Kid’s Zone. The Thrill Ride section

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This month, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is hosting two Sea Turtle Sleepovers.

The Sea Turtle Sleepover is an exclusive over night event held at the Marinelife Center. The popular event features a tour of the Sea Turtle Hospital, games, activities, scavenger hunts, tours of the aquariums, an ocean themed movie, pizza, snacks and much more. Those who attend are welcomed to bring their own drinks and snacks, the center asks that they are in reusable containers and bottles.

The sleepover is for children ages 8 through 12 years old. This is a drop-off only event and parents and chaperones are invited to stay the night and participate in all activities during the night.

You must register to attend due to limited space. The cost is $65 dollars per child.

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Jupiter’s newest waterfront event venue is now open for Sunday Brunch during the summer. The Pelican Club located on the Jupiter Inlet across the water from the Jupiter Lighthouse is offering Sunday Brunch starting June 23rd through the end of the summer from 10 am to 2 pm.

Come and enjoy the coastal brunch featuring traditional breakfast buffet, sea to table cuisine, made to order pancakes, eggs benedict, waffles, French toast and much more. The giant brunch is $ 60 dollars per person and includes bottomless mimosas for two hours. Children 12 years old and younger are half price. Smart casual or proper attire dress is required for the Sunday Brunch. Reservations can be made by calling 561-693-5063.

The Pelican Club opened in April along the intracoastal

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The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting their reoccurring Hike Through History this Saturday, July 6th.

The hike includes a 2- mile journey through the 120 acres of the Lighthouse Natural Conservation Area to learn about the nature and history of the historic site and the lighthouse. The site is just one of three natural sites in the United States. The natural site is protected by the Bureau of Land Management’s National Conversation Land Programs.

The hike is this Saturday starting at 8:30 am at the Lighthouse and will meet at the Flagpole. The program is open to all and children must be 5 years old to participate. Those under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Proper footwear, active wear, a hat and a water bottle are suggested

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This weekend, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is hosting several events for the whole family to enjoy.

Friday, July 5th:

Junior Marinelife Biologist Summer Camp: the interactive summer camp is aimed for children ages 6 through 17 years old. The program is educational and those who attend will gain an understanding on marine biology and ecology. The camp is from 9 am to 4 pm, click here to register.

Public Guide Tours: The tours are offered 7 days a week and includes a tour of the sea turtle research and rehabilitation center. The tour starts at 2 pm and last an hour, click here to register.

Evening Guided Tours: The tour includes an after-hours tour and a behind the scenes experience of the outdoor sea turtle hospital. The tour starts at 6 pm, click here

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The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting their Climb and Paddle event this Friday, July 5th.

The event starts at 9:30 am with a climb the 105 steps to the top of the Jupiter Lighthouse. Following the climb to the top, the Jupiter Outdoor Center will guide those who attend to the paddle boards and kayaks for a trip on the water of the Intracoastal and Jupiter Inlet. During the event, manatees, sea turtles, and other marine and wile life have been frequently spotted along the way.

The tour begins at the Jupiter Lighthouse and personal paddle boards and kayaks are not permitted. Check in begins 15 minutes prior to the start time and those who wish to paddle board, paddling begins an hour after the start time.

Children under 16 years old may

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While Martin and St. Lucie counties have many things to treasure- like blue ocean water and a preserved natural environment, the Treasure Coast actually got its name from an interesting part of history.

In 1715, a Plate Fleet (plate referring to the Spanish word for "silver") was collecting new wealth from the American possessions of the Spanish Empire to transport it to Spain. Upon their route back, the fleet encountered a severe hurricane, causing 10 of its 11 ships to sink offshore near the St. Lucie Inlet, scattering their gold, silver and jewels all over the sea floor. 

This particular fleet was especially rich, as it was the first sent to collect revenue from the New World in over a decade. From 1700 to 1714, most of Western Europe was at

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Here are some fun facts about Palm Beach County that you may not know.

Ocean & Beaches

The county has 47 miles of pristine Atlantic coastline with a close proximity to the Gulf Stream which gives the ocean a nice refreshing temperature year-round. A diver's dream, there are 20 natural reefs to explore near the shoreline plus dozens of artificial reefs and shipwrecks. The Atlantic coast is nicknamed the Gold Coast because of shipwrecks dating back to the 1800s which still lures treasure hunters in search of gold from sunken Spanish galleons. North Palm Beaches are important sea turtle nesting sites with anywhere from 14-17,000 nests counted every season. The four-mile stretch of Singer Island alone accounts for 5 percent of the world's Loggerhead

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When we head out to the sandbar I know it’s going to be a long day of fun and relaxation, but the one thing I struggle with is leaving my ever-obedient sweet dog behind. That’s a long time for her to be sitting at home, especially when I’ve been at work all week. I usually try to bring her to a friend or family member’s house that enjoys her company, but it’s nice to know that we live in a place where most sandbars are dog-friendly!

Here are a few dog-friendly sandbars that are a perfect spot at low tide for your furry friend to run and play with other well-behaved dogs:

Jupiter Sandbar

Near Jupiter Inlet past the restaurants on your left and the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse on your right, the Jupiter Sandbar is made up of soft sand and a little

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