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Jupiter Island

Updated on September 15, 2014

Jupiter Island- Beauty and Nature

Jupiter Island is a barrier island located in Martin County, Florida. It is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, St. Lucie Inlet to the north, the Indian River to the west and Jupiter Inlet to the South.

This small island is home to some of the wealthiest people in the US and is also a place of much natural beauty. The island includes the town of Jupiter Inlet Colony on the southern tip and the town of Jupiter Island. It also has the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge to the north and the Blowing Rocks Preserve. In addition it has a wonderful county beach park Coral Cove .

From the mainland you can enter from the south near the Jupiter Inlet lighthouse or from the south over Bridge Road.

In this lens I will share with you some of the photographs I shot on Jupiter Island.

The photo above was taken showing the exit from the island to Bridge Road

Town of Jupiter Island - Christ Chapel

After the 2000 census the town of Jupiter Island was said to be the "richest town in the USA". This town has only 550 homes and is surrounded by nature on all sides. The government leaders of the town have work hard to preserve the natural beauty of the area and to maintain the privacy of the residents. The founders made sure that there were major areas set aside for land preservation and homes are restricted to two stories and 10,000 square feet. The residents have also agreed to ban commercial property in their town.

There is one official church on the island, pictured here is Christ Memorial Chapel.

The above information was gathered from the March 2010 copy of Jupiter magazine. gulfstreammediagroup.com

Beautiful Hibiscus line the Main Road - white hibiscus

As you drive down the main road in the town of Jupiter Island you see beautifully manicured lawns most with tall hedges. He can sometimes catch a glimpse of the beautiful homes down the driveways, but mostly you notice the beautiful landscaping along the roadway.

I was really impressed with all the beautiful varieties of hibiscus plants and stopped several times to photograph them. I thought this white hibiscus was particularly stunning.

Coral Cove

This county park is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. There is a beach with a lifeguard, a nice blacktop path that runs from the parking lot to the area above the beach and stretches the length of the park. If you want to view the beach but don't want to get down on the sand it is a great place to take a stroll. There are benches for resting and taking in the sights.

The park is complete with restroom facilities, a playground and picnic area.

Beach at Coral Cove

The edges of the beach at Coral Cove park have interesting shaped rocks jutting out into the water.

Shells at Coral Cove Beach

Shells at Coral Cove Beach
Shells at Coral Cove Beach

Wildflowers on Jupiter Island

Wildflowers are found throughout the natural areas and the parks on Jupiter Island

Closeup of Yellow Wildflower

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse at Dusk

This photo of the lighthouse was taken from Jupiter Island.

Sunset on the Indian River - west side of Jupiter Island

This photo was taken of the sun setting of the Indian River on the southwest end of the island.

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      I don't think so. It looks so beautiful. I feel relaxed just looking at your pictures! Great shots.

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      Raymond Eagar 4 years ago

      No but it looks beautiful .

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      ForestBear LM 6 years ago

      no but I would love to visit, thank you for sharing. Beautiful lens

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      Laurel Johnson 6 years ago from Washington KS

      I've never been to Florida or Jupiter Island so will visit vicariously through your beautiful lenses.

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      Kathy McGraw 6 years ago from California

      I love your photo of the exit of Juniper Island....makes me want to take a nice hike. I hadn't heard of Juniper Island before but love the photos that give me an idea of it's beauty.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      I've never been but it looks magical.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have never been there but it looks beautiful and peaceful.

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      Blackspaniel1 6 years ago

      Wonderful photos.

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      ohcaroline 7 years ago

      A great presentation of Jupiter Island. Your photos are awesome.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      yes I have very fond memories of Jupiter Island,I used to work in the flower shop with Jonathon Andrews,I now live in Hawaii.

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      justholidays 7 years ago

      Excellent lens! I definitely loved all pictures and texts here and enjoyed the short amount of time I was reading this lens!

      Congratulations on your 100th lens, by the way!

      Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      You photo's are always so stunningly beautiful. They just take my breath away! Angel Blessed!

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      Sherry Venegas 7 years ago from La Verne, CA

      I want to go to the east coast some day. Looks so serene. We do not have serene along the coast in California.

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      Cheryl Paton 7 years ago from West Virginia

      Beautiful pics and descriptions.

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      Carol Fisher 7 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      What an incredibly beautiful place and your pictures are lovely. I'd love to visit Jupiter Island now I've read your lens.

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      wow! your photography is amazing. You make Jupiter Island look spectacular! Nicely done.

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      sukkran trichy 7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      no, but like to visit. what a lovely place. great photos.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

      Looks like a beautiful place to visit.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Lizzy

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Another wonderful lens.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      You're creating quite the FL travelogue. Haven't been to Jupiter Island, but this makes me want to go.

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      oztoo lm 7 years ago

      It looks like a nice place to visit. Great lens and love your photo's.