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Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 13640 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound, FL 33475
Phone Number: 772-546-6141
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This is perfectly lovely. We went with a teenager and she even have fun. We went down to the reservoir first and saw lots of fish floating in the water and caught a manatee poking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
brenda d
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is perfectly lovely. We went with a teenager and she even have fun. We went down to the reservoir first and saw lots of fish floating in the water and caught a manatee poking up its head. We did not go on a long hike mainly because the office was closed when we were there for some reason and... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the drive along the beach through beautiful residential areas to arrive at this seashore park. Parking is paid and it's a good long, relatively remote and private walk along the beach to enjoy this area. Its one for those who love to be off the beaten path.

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1 Thank DoloresJacoby
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place that is family friendly. Handicapped accessible. The wheel chair was made out of plastic pipes and spongy tires. They do a lot to help out mother nature.

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Jupiter, Florida
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Local beach that is not well known so its not very crowded. Excellent for any beach activity except have to pay to park. Although you can buy yearly pass that is very cheap and about the same as goin to beach 2 or 3 times. No bathrooms or foot bath/ showers to wash off sand.

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Thank jtowngirly
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The walkway down to the little "beach area" is very cool. There are big wooden steps and trees overhead provide a nice scenic archway. The beach area is nice and sandy. One will not really find shells because of it not being the actual beach on the coast. When the tide is lower you can walk south around corner to... More 

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1 Thank Joshua P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Beach is on the North end of Jupiter Island. You can walk for miles and it will be deserted. No Life Guards. Do not disturb the turtle nests - they are clearly marked.

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1 Thank Terry B
Gardiner, Maine
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138 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The center features displays of the area microcosms/animals/habitats. Well worth the visit! For one thing, it's free (although I am sure they would welcome donations)! It is staffed with very dedicated volunteers who clearly have a passion and interest in what they do and want to share their knowledge with visitors. I got to touch a baby alligator!

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2 Thank skeelovr
Stuart, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Wonderful beach on Jupiter Island, albeit w.o.services and amenities. the inland waterway section does have a nice center with giftshop, rest rooms, established trails and a really nice soft white sand beach area along the intra-coastal waterway. The latter area is dog friendly, however the outer island beach and wildlife section is completely natural and no dogs allowed to protect... More 

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1 Thank Robert B
Hobe Sound, Florida
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This is a great place to visit especially with kids. Our kids love to go when they are cleaning the spotted skunks cage and he is put in a ball that he rolls all around in the building. The small alligators and crocodiles are fun to touch. When the live owl and hawk are in residence they are fun to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Near one of our houses this was a nice quiet place of nature but not much compared to the Everglades. Good bird viewing though. Quiet nice place to relax.

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