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About Blowing Rocks Preserve

As a 73-acre conservation area, Blowing Rocks Preserve is a unique treasure owned by The Nature Conservancy. The most striking features along this Anastasia limestone shoreline are the erosion holes. As the waves crash on shore, water sprays through these erosion holes, sometimes 50 feet into the air. This amazing natural phenomenon is the most spectacular during high tide or rough seas. 

Located on Jupiter Island in Hobe Sound, this is one of the four preserves that fall under the TNC Florida’s Center for Conservation Initiatives. They consider Blowing Rocks Preserve one of their greatest achievements. Being located between temperate and tropical zones along the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon, the preserve is home to an incredibly diverse ecosystem in a small location. 

You’ll find over 250 native plant species that include different types of mangroves, gumbo limbo, species of subtropical hardwoods, wild coffee, sea oats, and more. Combine this with over 36 struggling species that call it home like manatees, osprey, terns, sea turtles (Loggerhead, Green, Leatherback, and Hawksbill), and you’ve got the opportunity for stunning Blowing Rocks Preserves photos. 

Visitors can explore the preserve through a number of recreational and educational avenues. There are five short trails and scenic walks, including the Beach Trail, Dune Trail, Mangrove Boardwalk, Lagoon Trail, and a Pollinator Garden Scenic Walk.

Blowing Rocks Preserves reviews often mention the fantastic Hawley Education Center that hosts a number of public lectures, workshops, and trainings. They even offer a range of rotating natural history and art exhibits.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Blowing Rocks Preserve

The answer to this depends on why you’re visiting. If you’d like to explore the sea caves and all that the shoreline has to offer, then low tide would be the best for you. If you’d like to go for the amazing spraying water, then you want to aim for high tide.

The Nature Conservancy charges $2/person with children under the age of 12 getting in for free. Parking is also free but is limited. Be sure to verify this information before you go as it is subject to change

Yes. Swimming and snorkeling are permitted at Blowing Rock beach. It’s not advised during high tide or when the seas are rough with large waves.

No, pets are not permitted in the preserve.

Closed

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

  • Monday

    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday

    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday

    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday

    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday

    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday

    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sunday

    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Local time

    May 26, 2024 9:48 pm

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