North Palm Beach County
If you love the water, there’s no better place to start your adventure than in northern Palm Beach County
which is only a short 25 minute drive from the Palm Beach International Airport.
With pristine tropical beaches bordered by two ocean inlets, this aquatic playground also boasts some of the most legendary golf courses in the world.
You’ll discover four major cities and towns here:
Juno Beach, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens and Singer Island/Riviera Beach.
Juno Beach GET DIRECTIONS
An inviting seaside community located on a barrier island, the Town of Juno Beach lies just a few miles south of Jupiter. In addition to its gorgeous beaches, Juno is also in close proximity to lots of attractions including the Jupiter Theatre, nationally known golf courses, shopping centers, art galleries and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center which is adjacent to one of the most prolific Loggerhead sea turtle nesting beaches in the world.
The scenic 990’ Juno Beach Pier in Juno Beach Park is great spot for saltwater fishing and features a full service Pier House which sells snacks and gifts as well as a variety of fishing tackle, rental poles and bait. Spanish wrecks dating from late 1500s to early 1600s lie just offshore and make for great diving and snorkeling.
Jupiter GET DIRECTIONS
A former fishing village turned popular beachside getaway, Jupiter is known for its breathtaking natural scenery, laid back tiki bars and endless water activities. Stretching nearly 40 miles with multiple rivers, the Jupiter Waterway Trail is a series of trails that connect the Loxahatchee River, Intracoastal Waterway and Jupiter Inlet. These legs and offshoots carve out a natural playground of surfing beaches, crystal-clear inlets, turquoise lagoons and lush coastal rivers where you can canoe, kayak, snorkel and more.
There’s plenty to do on dry land , as well. Adjacent to the Waterway Trail, are several natural areas for biking, hiking and taking in the abundance of indigenous wildlife.
Towering above the coast, the brick-red Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is one of the oldest and most iconic structures in The Palm Beaches. Climb all 105 feet to the top for a gull’s-eye view of the coast.
Baseball enthusiasts can catch the Florida Marlins spring training games at Roger Dean Stadium, which also hosts the St. Louis Cardinals.
Palm Beach Gardens GET DIRECTIONS
Home of the PGA (Professional Golfers Association of America), Palm Beach Gardens lies just inland from the coast and is renowned for having some of the best championship golf courses in the country including The Champion which ranks as the most difficult course in Florida. Each winter, the course draws the world’s top players to compete in the Honda Classic, a premier event on the PGA TOUR.
Florida Championship golf courses are not Palm Beach Garden’s only claim to fame. With over a dozen beautiful parks and sport facilities, this clean, green city is a friendly, tight knit community in close proximity to beautiful beaches with plenty of things to do.
“Downtown at the Gardens” is an open-air, pedestrian-only shopping and entertainment mecca with more than 50 boutiques, a movie theater and a range of dining and drinking options. The Gardens Mall has high-end destination department stores and also houses some excellent restaurants. At Legacy Place, PGA Commons, and Mainstreet at Midtown, you’ll find even more luxurious fine dining, shopping and entertainment. For more cultural pursuits, catch a seasonal performance or community event from Ballet Palm Beach.
Singer Island/Riviera Beach GET DIRECTIONS
Just across the bridge from Palm Beach Gardens, Singer Island /Riviera Beach is a mecca for every kind of water recreation that you can imagine. This oceanfront neighborhood of Singer Island is part of Riviera Beach and was named for sewing machine magnate, Paris Singer. Here you’ll discover a relaxing blend of natural beauty, seven miles of pristine beaches, lots of upscale hotels, wonderful shops and some of the finest restaurants in all of Florida.
Nestled on a barrier reef, John D. MacArthur State Park is very close by and includes almost two miles of picturesque beach where you can snorkel and dive; hike and bike along trails in the mangrove forests; and take in some incredible natural wonders.
The park sits in the urban estuary of Lake Worth Lagoon and the Intracoastal Waterway which is a wonderful place to kayak, canoe, hike short trails and visit the Nature Center.
At Riviera Beach Marina Village, you can dock your boat or charter a deep-sea fishing trip. In the Village, you’ll find restaurants and a weekly Green & Artisan Market in the Marina’s Event Center. Right next to the port is Manatee Lagoon with a dedicated viewing area for Florida’s famous “sea cows.”