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Blowing Rock Preserve: Hobe Sound

This peaceful barrier island sanctuary is located on a small beach area in Hobe Sound. In 1969, generous residents of Jupiter Island donated 73 acres of their island to the Nature Conservancy.

Roughly rectangular, the preserve runs for one mile, north to south, from the Atlantic Ocean on the east to the Indian River Lagoon on the west. There is free parking right out front. You pay your fee and then walk through the preserve to get to the beach. No food allowed.

It contains the largest Anastasia limestone (coquina) outcropping on the state's east coast.

You can experience one of our state’s rarest surviving landscapes: an intact Florida dune habitat with beach sunflower, bay cedar, sea grape and sea oats.

There are holes in the coral rock and when the waves get big, especially before a storm, the water rushes thru the rocks and make a blowing sound. Lately, there has been some erosion and it isn't as rocky as it used to be.


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