Blowing Rocks Preserve
Blowing Rocks Preserve is an environmental preserve on Jupiter Island in Hobe Sound. It is owned by The Nature Conservancy. It contains the largest Anastasia limestone outcropping on the state’s east coast.
Blowing Rocks is a national preserve. It is a barrier island protected for its natural beauty, its distinctive rocky Anastasia limestone shoreline formations. It is an important sea turtle nesting beach. The preserve is home to Loggerhead, sea turtles, brown pelicans, osprey, least terns, and fiddler crabs.
The Preserve was born in 1969, when far-sighted and generous residents of Jupiter Island donated 73 acres of their island to the Conservancy. Roughly rectangular, the preserve runs for one mile, north to south, from the Atlantic Ocean on the east to the Indian River Lagoon on the west. Today, the restored preserve looks like a South Florida barrier island a century ago. You’ll glimpse one of our state’s rarest surviving landscapes: an intact Florida dune habitat with beach sunflower, bay cedar, sea grape and sea oats.
Daily, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., except Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Parking at our Preserve is limited. Please note that the Town of Jupiter Island does not allow parking on the roadside. NOTE: school and community groups must contact the preserve by emailing VisitBRP@tnc.org at least two weeks in advance so proper arrangements can be made for either a self-guided experience or to schedule a tour led by Conservancy staff.