Jupiter has approximately 3.4 miles of beautiful beaches along its coastline. Here, the Gulf Stream flows nearest to the United States with its warm current keeping the ocean at a comfortable 78 degrees on average throughout the year. Jupiter’s beaches are known for their warm, clear waters and shores that are enveloped by the natural features of the area, such as dunes, mangroves and sea grape trees. In addition to maintenance by the County and Town, Friends of Jupiter Beach, a local non-profit group, helps to keep our beaches clean and protect these natural resources that are enjoyed by residents and tourists alike.
If you plan to visit our beaches, here is some information that may help you plan your visit, as well as some tips to keep the beach enjoyable for everyone:
- Many of our beaches and parks are operated by Palm Beach County, and pavilion rentals should be made through their website. The Civic Center at Carlin Park is the only exception, with reservations made through the Town of Jupiter.
- The guarded areas of Jupiter’s beaches are guarded by Palm Beach County’s Ocean Rescue. Use the Beach Access Points map found in the quick links to the right for specific guarded beach locations.
- While the beach is great for all sorts of water activities, a strong rip current is dangerous to even the most experienced swimmers. Be familiar with the beach warning flags (a guide is located in the quick links to the right) and take these warning seriously.
- Florida is the sunshine state, and Jupiter is no exception with its average of 234 sunny days per year. Be proactive about applying and reapplying sunscreen, wear hats and UV-protective clothing, and limit your exposure to direct sun between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm.
- There are wheelchair accessible beach access points at Carlin Park, DuBois Park, and Ocean Cay Park.
- Jupiter has dog-friendly beach areas. There is a 2.5 mile stretch of beach from beach marker #25 (Marcinski Road) north to beach marker #59 (on the south end of Carlin Park) where well-behaved dogs are welcome. More information about our dog-friendly beaches can be found here.
- Remember that you are in nature, and you may need to keep an eye out for critters such as sea lice and jellyfish. Use the quick links to the right for more information about these native beach dwellers.
- Help keep our sea turtle population strong by disposing of your trash and watching for turtle nests.
Jupiter Area Beaches
Each area of Jupiter’s beachfront has a different feel, whether you’re looking to have a picnic, catch a wave, search for shells, or run with your pup. Check out the links below for detailed activities, hours of operation, and driving directions to our beautiful Jupiter area beaches. Visit our quick links and FAQs to the right for additional tips and beach information. For a full list of beaches in Palm Beach County, please visit Palm Beach County’s website.