Jupiter Lighthouse/Indian RiverJupiter, FL
Just to the southwest of the Beach Road bridge leading onto Jupiter Island is the Jupiter lighthouse nature park. The shoreline that meets the Indian River is a great place to spend the day by boat. It’s completely unspoiled and the crystal-clear water that flows through on an incoming tide is great for swimming and snorkeling.
The best way to access this area is by beaching your boat bow-first and then using a stern anchor to keep the boat straight. The area has a sandy bottom and the shoreline is thick with vegetation and some fallen trees. Many people set up small grills, float on rafts and play music. The current is strong here if you venture away from the shoreline however, if you stay close to shore or find a pocket to beach the boat you should be fine. It’s also a great place to check out the many boats that cruise by and because it’s a “no-wake” zone the water is usually, always calm.
Another way to access this area or pick up/drop off friends is to park in the upper parking lot near the bridge on Beach Road or in the few parking spaces at the bridge. From there you simply walk down the hill and work your way through the paths to the water.
The Jupiter area has many places that are great for boating and this location is no exception. Check it out if you get the chance.
Hard packed sand
BEST SPOT TO ANCHOR/BEACH:
South of the Beach Rd. Bridge
Burt Reynolds Park & Waterway Park
Yes, but can have loud music or party boats at any time