Creating artificial reefs provide additional areas for fishing, diving, and snorkeling while protecting our natural reefs from overuse. These "artificial reefs" are most often made out of limestone, concrete, and occasionally decommissioned ships that become beautiful marine habitats for algae, corals, and other marine life.
Entrance: 1600 Beach Road, Tequesta, Florida 33469
While this park is light on acreage, once here, you'll experience the beauty of old Florida.Coral Cove park has 600 feet of guarded beach, 600 feet of intracoastal waterway frontage, picnic areas with grills, playground, restroom facilities and outdoor showers.
Entrance: 19075 DuBois Road, Jupiter, Florida, 33477
DuBois Park is not only one of the most unique swimming beaches in the north county area but also one of the most historical. Amenities include 1,200 feet of beach front, a guarded 100 feet swimming lagoon, picnic areas with grills, playground, restroom facilities and outdoor showers. It is also home to the DuBois Pioneer Home, National Register of Historical Places and an Indian mound, a historical and archaeological treasure.
Palm Beach County Artificial Reef Map
Artificial reefs are man-made habitats placed in areas away from natural reefs that provide a framework for new hard bottom communities to develop. Artificial reefs use materials that mimic natural reef systems such as concrete and limestone. Occasionally ships are deployed, but usually in combination with concrete and limestone to increase habitat diversity.
Palm Beach County Artificial Reef Website includes maps, brochure, committee information, etc.
The Andrew Harris Reef Foundation
This Jupiter based foundation funds the construction of artificial reef cells that are then donated to the Palm Beach County Artificial Reef Program for placement on sites in the ocean off Jupiter, Florida which the Army Corps of Engineers has already permitted for artificial reef construction.
The Foundation was created to honor the memory of Andrew Harris who was struck by a boat while snorkeling in the Jupiter Inlet on June 8, 2014. The foundation’s work will help assure the long-term health and vibrancy of the local marine environment where Andrew loved to dive and fish.
For more information on how to support the Andrew Harris Reef Foundation please visit their website or download their flyer (PDF).