A sand pine scrub forest is found on the mainland, while more than
three miles of beach, sand dunes, and mangrove swamp occur on
Jupiter Island. Interpretive Programs, including summer turtle
walks, are offered seasonally from the Hobe Sound Nature
Sea turtles, including the federally listed endangered leatherback
and green, as well as the threatened loggerhead, nest here on
summer nights. Northern gannets, common loons, and various sea
ducks are seen on the Atlantic. Brown pelicans, osprey, several
species of shorebirds, and bottle-nosed dolphins can be seen from
the beach year-round. Watch for scrub jays, gopher tortoises, and
various songbirds on the quarter-mile-long Sand Pine Nature Trail
on the mainland.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
On U.S. Highway 1, one mile south of Hobe Sound.
Central Florida Wildlife Sites