Florida, Jupiter, FL

What to See and Do in Jupiter, Florida!

Blowing Rocks Preserve

For years, I’ve been saving Instagram posts of sea grape lined beach walkways, and limestone coasts with the location reading “Jupiter, Florida.” My two friends, their adorable kiddos, and I, finally took the 3.5 hour road trip from Tampa to this East Coast gem. We only spent three days exploring, but were able to fit in everything we wanted to see during our stay!

Here are some of the must-dos when visiting Jupiter…


Blowing Rocks Preserve was our first stop when arriving to Jupiter! The actual park is temporarily closed due to Covid (as of September 2020). We refused to miss out on the beauty, so we opted to park at Coral Cove Park and walk 1 mile down the shoreline until we reached the rocks.

Photo by @stefanie.erin.photography

I recommend checking the Jupiter tide charts and going at low tide. This allows you to walk on the shore and view the rock formations from below. Some parts reminded me of a scaled down version of slot canyons. It was so neat to see something like this in Florida!

Photo by @stefanie.erin.photography
Photo by @stefanie.erin.photography


We went back to Coral Cove Park the next day to hang out at the beach. It was a sweet surprise to find some amazing snorkeling right off shore! It’s so neat to see the variety of fish on the East Coast compared to where I live near the Gulf.

If you were disappointed that you didn’t get a photo of the insta-famous sea grape tunnel at Blowing Rocks Preserve since it’s closed, Coral Cove Park has a ton of similar photo ops!


If snorkeling is your thing, I highly recommend Cato’s Bridge. I found all of the details needed to find the location, and the best time to visit on this blog post. We parked in a lot off of Coast Guard Way right before the bridge, and walked the trail down to the water. Check the Jupiter tide charts, and go at the beginning of high tide for the clearest water.

If your not up for a snorkeling adventure, the beach along the shore line near Cato’s bridge is gorgeous. Here you will find small cove-like beaches with some of the clearest water. Bring a speaker, towel, cooler, and sit back and relax.


I wouldn’t say this park is an absolute must see if you have limited amount of time. The water wasn’t very clear when we went, but it was a chill beach to relax at and had great views of the lighthouse and boats passing through the channel. If you’re going to check it out, try going at high tide when the water is abundant and clear. Bring a hammock! There were ton of perfect trees for hammocking, and I wished I had brought mine!


Driving around Jupiter, there are so many great views of the lighthouse. The best view was up close and personal, and 105 steps up to be exact. You can find detailed information on hours of operation and ticket costs here. If you hate heights like me, suck it up. The views are worth it, I promise!


If you have extra time to kill, are with children, or love turtles, check out Loggerhead Marinelife Center! It only takes around 15 minutes to walk through and see all of the rehabilitating turtles. Very informative, and the kids loved it!

We packed most of our meals for our adventures, but if you’re looking for a lunch or dinner spot, I can’t recommend U-Tiki enough! The food was great, but the atmosphere was even better. Check out that view!

Jupiter met all of my expectations and more. While I wish we had more time on our visit, we saw everything we were hoping to see in three days time. If you’re looking for a beach town with endless outdoor adventures, Jupiter is calling your name!