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Businesses, restaurants, recreational facilities, parks, and beaches are starting to open in Palm Beach County with new ways to keep their employees, staff, and customers healthy. The unofficial start to summer has officially begun and here are just some activities and things to do that make Palm Beach County great.

Beaches

Palm Beach County is home to more than 47 miles of pristine shoreline and 26 public beaches along the coastline.  All non-municipal County beaches are open sunrise to sunset with no specific restrictions other than to keep socially distant and no congregating in groups of 10 people or more.

Boating, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Paddle Boarding

Being on the water is a favorite activity by many here in Palm Beach County. Given

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The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum reopened to visitors last weekend and visitors were allowed to climb to the top of the lighthouse tower.

In addition to the Lighthouse being open for tours, visitors can visit the historic grounds and visit the lighthouse giftshop. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is reopening in phases with limited hours and days. Currently, the hours of operation are Thursday through Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm with the last grounds admission being at 3 pm.

This week, Jupiter’s iconic lighthouse is bringing back two of their popular events.

Lighthouse Sunset Tour: Wednesday, June 3rd

Climb to the top of the lighthouse tour and watch the spectacular sunset over Jupiter and watch the lighthouse light turn on to

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The Florida Keys is now open to visitors starting today, June 1st.  The chain of Florida islands closed more than two months ago to minimize the spread of coronavirus and is now reopen for vacationers and visitors.

Monroe County Emergency Management had previously announced that checkpoints stopped visitors from entering the Florida Keys. During the closure, more than 18,750 cars were turned away because drivers did not provide the proper paperwork that showed they lived or worked in the Florida Keys. The announcement last month stated that hotels and other lodging establishments will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity beginning today as well.

Businesses in the Florida Keys must implement sanitation stations and follow the American Hotel and

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Guided Turtle Walks are returning to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center this June and July. The Guided Turtle Walks will be every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

The Turtle Walks are a unique program that allows guests to observe and learn about the egg laying process and nesting of sea turtles. With approval from the state for the program, an experienced Loggerhead Marinelife Center staff member scouts the patrolled beach searching for sea turtles while visitors enjoy the presentations and talks. Once talks are completed and sea turtles are found by the staff, guests are guided down to the beach.

The Turtle Walks are recommended for those 10 years old or older and costs $20 dollars per non-member and $18 dollars per member.

The first Turtle Walk

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With summer around the corner and beaches, attractions and other places beginning to open up in Palm Beach County, we have gathered a list of some of our favorite trails throughout the area for you to explore the great outdoors.

Whether you’re into biking, hiking, walking, running or just want to explore, here is a list of some of the best trails to explore in our area.

The Lake Trail – Palm Beach

Bike, jog or walk along the intracoastal and Lake Trail on Palm Beach Island. The pathway takes you by elegant Palm Beach mansions and the blue water. The palm tree lined pathway leads to the iconic Worth Avenue filled with great shopping and restaurants.

Riverbend Park – Jupiter

The park is comprised of the historic headwaters of the

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The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum announced last week that it will begin to reopen and allow visitors to start climbing the lighthouse tower steps this Saturday, May 30th.

Guests can also start to enjoy the historic grounds, climbing the 1860’s lighthouse tower 105 steps and visit the lighthouse gift shop. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is opening in a few phases.

The reopening this Saturday is part of Phase One. The Lighthouse and Museum will have limited hours and limited days. The hours of operation are Thursday through Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm with the last grounds admission being at 3 pm.

The Lighthouse and Museum will also host two Members Only days prior to the opening. On Thursday, May 28th and Friday, May 29th the

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Every year in South Florida, people flock to their boats, the beach, and backyard pools to fly American flags, grill hotdogs, and celebrate good old fashioned American freedom in the sunshine, but do you know what Memorial Day really represents?

Less than half of Americans know the true meaning behind Memorial Day, according to a new survey.

The survey revealed that 57% of respondents did not know the true meaning of Memorial Day, so we’re here to help clear this up!

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. The holiday honoring all military veterans in which people are obliged to “thank you for your service” is actually Veterans Day.

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Good news for beach goers, Martin County will open its beaches to nonresidents starting today, Wednesday, May 20th. Previously, beaches in Martin County have been opened since May 8th to residents only.

For the past few weeks, there were electric signs posted saying that deputies would be checking ID’s and addresses to make sure beach goers lived in Martin County. During this time, Hobe Sound Beach remained closed due to its close proximity to Palm Beach County but is now open for visitors.

Palm Beach County opened their beaches with no restrictions on Monday, May 18th. The decision to reopen the beaches to all comes as Broward County and Miami-Dade County entered into Phase One of Reopening Florida on Monday. Broward County beaches will remain

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The Juno Beach Pier and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is back open for business. The 990-foot-long fishing pier and the sea turtle research and rehabilitation center has reopened to the public as of Monday, May 18th.

The pier closed back in March when Palm Beach County shut down the beaches. At the pier, social distancing guidelines are expected to be followed and 200 people are allowed on the pier at one time. The Pier will resume its normal operations, sunrise to sunset Monday through Sunday. All transactions will be conducted through a partitioned window to eliminate contact. Masks are not required to be worn at the Juno Beach Pier.

The Sea Turtle Research Hospital will resume their normal hours form 10 am to 5 pm with a limited guest count.

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Florida fishing charters reopened starting on April 29th with CDC social distancing guidelines in effect.

Recreational fishing in Florida generates an annual $11.5 billion, making it one of the biggest drivers of the local economy, and charter fisherman are thrilled to get back to work after coronavirus restrictions. 

Social distancing, sanitation of heads after each use, and other requirements are in effect, including the establishment of online or telephone payment systems to reduce possible points of contact between customers and vendors.

Boat capacity restrictions are as follows, based on the size of the boat.:

  • 25-foot or less: maximum 6 persons (4 adult passengers plus 2 children 17 & under)
  • 26- to 36-foot: maximum 8 persons (6
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