“Blowing Rocks Nature Preserve” by apasciuto is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Palm Beach County Expeditions

Three Little Towns by the Sea

Come with us on a journey celebrating a small corner of Florida’s riveting history. We are visiting the area of the Jupiter Inlet and its tributary waterways up to Hobe Sound that was once home to three little towns by the sea. Recount the collected chronicles of a region that has been at the crossroads of Florida history for over a thousand years. Our first stop is the Nature Conservancy’s Blowing Rocks Preserve, a great example of rare fully restored coastal strand noted for its performing geyser-like rocks that send plumes of water streaming upwards at high tide.

Join us next for an unforgettable lunch in the little seaside town of Jupiter. We dine at the eclectic and ever popular Shipwreck Bar and Grill, restaurant and mini-museum. In addition to the great food and ambiance, you will get to see artifacts and treasures from Jupiter’s own Spanish treasure found a few hundred yards off the Jupiter Inlet. And, you may just meet some real treasure hunters from the crew of the SeaHunter salvage vessel!

Lastly, climb with us up the 108-foot-tall Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. This striking, bright red sentinel rests upon an ancient Indian mound, making the breathtaking view from the top the most stunning in all of Palm Beach County. Delight in the story of this lighthouse which was first lit on July 10, 1860 and has survived wars, hurricanes, fire and the ravages of time to become one of the most romantic and well-loved structures in Florida.

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