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Southern Living Magazine's Best Snorkeling Spots | Palm Beach and Martin County

Posted by Joe Mehling on Friday, October 2nd, 2020 at 8:48am.

Southern Living Magazine recently listed their top 10 Snorkeling spots in the Sunshine State and our area was prominent, ranking in 5 of the top 10 spots. Take a look below at some of their favorites in the Palm Beach and Martin County area!

Bathtub Reef Beach, Stuart 

Family-friendly and scenic, Bathtub Reef Beach is located at the northern tip of Hutchison Island in Martin County. The beach gets its name from the water’s bathtub-calm conditions created by the reef system just off the shore. The reef hosts a variety of sea life, including endangered sea turtles. 

Phil Foster Park, Jupiter

 Wildlife abounds under the water’s surface at Phil Foster Park in Palm Beach County, which has a snorkeling trail 200 feet off Phil Foster Beach that attracts underwater photographers, divers, and snorkelers alike. The trail spans two acres and is teeming with tropical fish and marine animals—more than 300 species have been observed there

Red Reef Park, Boca Raton

Situated off scenic A1A between South Beach Park and Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Red Reef Beach boasts an artificial reef where snorkelers can see a variety of tropical fish upon entering the water. The reef is shallow, so plan to snorkel when the tide is high. 

Coral Cove Park, Tequesta

Its rugged beauty and impressive rock formations make Coral Cove Park a popular beach destination in southeast Florida. On a calm day, you could mistake the waters off this beach for the Caribbean, with its clarity and countless species of marine animals, including rays, tropical fish, and seahorses.

Peanut Island Park, Riviera Beach

An island getaway and snorkeling trip in one: that’s Peanut Island in Riviera Beach. There’s no land access to the island, so a boat ride or water taxi is required. It’s well worth the effort to see the clear, blue-green waters of this popular snorkeling and paddling spot and the tropical fish and other animals that inhabit them.

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