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Blowing Rocks Preserve

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Address: 574 S Beach Rd, Hobe Sound, FL 33455-2804
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This part of the Florida coast is different from what most people expect. The beach is a combination of exposed coral and sand. How it looks, and peoples reaction, differs... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This part of the Florida coast is different from what most people expect. The beach is a combination of exposed coral and sand. How it looks, and peoples reaction, differs depending on the tide. At or near high tide the waves hit the coral hard and water sprays high into the air. At or near low tide the coral appears... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ALL loved this beach so much! Everyone to whom we sent pictures had the same reaction: "that's in Florida ?" As a Floridian , I completely understand everyone's surprise. It looks like something you'd see in California. The rock formations are gorgeous, and the water is an unbelievable shade of aquamarine by the shoreline and turquoise at its depths.... More 

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Thank Gretel G
Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a blast at Blowing Rocks Preserve! I've lived in Florida and never knew we had such a place in the Sunshine State. If you go at high tide, you can see the rocks "blow," if you come at low tide, then you can see the large rock formations. It was well worth the drive!

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Thank LostGator09
West Hurley, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place. Don't forget your camera. I wouldn't swim there because of the rocks. Definitely bring out of town company, and go at high tide.

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Thank belinda r
Fort Payne, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

As a teenager many years ago I used to go there and watch my sister surf. It was somewhat dangerous but when you are young you don't think about the risk. Now many years later it is great to see this area being saved.

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Thank bjmclaren2011
Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

My daughter wanted to see tide pools, and the closest place seemed to be Blowing Rock Preserve. I loved this little beach. There were very few people on the beach, and the limestone rocks and the slope down to the beach make it really beautiful. The waves were pretty forceful and there are no lifeguards, so although we got in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Saw on trip advisor Blowing Rock Preserve, it's the largest Limestone Beach on the whole East Coast which was kind of neat plus the history about it and how much money The Nature Conservancy and the residence of Jupiter donated to restore it to its natural existence was kind of interesting. Go online research it and then go there and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Getting there is half the fun. Slow the SUV down to a crawl and try to see behind the residential gates and hedges of the mansions with the red roof and white columns. Then pull in the small parking area and take the hike to the coast. The breeze will feel the greatest and the sea spray will be in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Visited the Blowing Rocks Preserve on a Friday morning. High tide wasn't until almost 3 pm, but even at that, the trip was worth it. Beach was empty except for about 5 people. Yes, parking is limited spaces, all told, maybe 40 spaces between beach and gift shop area parking lot. Started to fill up after noon, but still had... More 

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Thank Gail R
Boca Raton, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I went twice and it was closed both times, even though Google and Trip Advisor said it was open. One time I parked on the side of the road and went in around the sign to get in. It was impressive, but I had to rush back to my car for fear of being ticketed/towed.

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