Sunday, July 3, 2016

Things to do in Hobe Sound Florida #FloridaDayTrip

Hobe Sound, Florida is a three to four hour trip South of Jacksonville. This area is teaming with wildlife, beaches, and beauty. Hobe Sound is a great place to get outdoors and explore some of the beautiful Florida coastline. Here are a few stops to enjoy on your visit to the area.

Plan your first stop at Blowing Rocks Preserve a peaceful, barrier island sanctuary. You might never guess that you would find these huge beautiful limestone formations on a Florida beach. When the waves crash just right water sprays into the air. To catch the rocks “blowing” plan your visit during high tide. Visitors have three trails to hike on , you can also beach, snorkel and scuba dive .

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Blowing Rocks Preserve
After a visit to the great blowing rocks stop by the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge. Explore the beach, take in the migratory birds who like to call this area home or schedule a Sea Turtle Walk June -July.  Hobe Sound Nature Center offers night time turtle walks but they book up fast so be prepared to be wait listed.  

Pack a picnic and fishing pole and visit Peck Park for the afternoon. Peck Park is located off of A1A between Port Salerno and Hobe Sound .There is a nice boardwalk over the marshes. Signs are up describing the plants and wildlife that you see as you walk. The fishing seems to be pretty good here just ask the locals .  The park has several picnic tables scattered about as well as restrooms for visitors use.

Jonathan Dickinson State Park is full of wildlife like manatee and gators. The cooler months are a great time to visit to see them around the park. Guided tours of the 1930’s Trapper Nelson homestead are available year round. Biking, hiking, canoeing, kayaking and fishing are some of the many things to do in this Florida State Park. This park has campgrounds with full hookups , primitive camping, and furnished cabins for campers wishing to visit a bit.

What are you waiting for? Pack your sunscreen , grab your camera and enjoy a little more of our Florida coast.

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