Sitting pretty between Jupiter and West Palm Beach, Juno Beach is home to unspoiled coastline, blissfully laid-back vibes and some of The Palm Beaches’ most beloved residents (that would be our scores of nesting sea turtles). Located on a barrier island flanked by the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean, much of Juno Beach daily life revolves around these two bodies of water—from fishing to recreation to conservation.
The Juno Beach Pier is the main hub of activity in town. On any given day, you’ll see salty fishermen, selfie-snapping sightseers and sunrise aficionados angling for the perfect viewing spot (believe the locals when they say the sunrises here are second to none). There’s even a Pier House with a bait shop, snack bar and pole rentals. With its excellent waves, Juno Beach Park is a popular spot for surfers and kite boarders as well as swimmers.
From May through October, Juno Beach is the densest sea turtle nesting ground in the world. Visit some of these endangered reptiles at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, a working sea turtle hospital and learning facility that also hosts turtle walks on the beach. Enjoy a hike or paddle through maritime hammock and mangrove swamps at Juno Dunes Natural Area, a 569-acre preserve that features the highest natural point in The Palm Beaches.
Wear your flip-flops to casual eateries like Cool’a FishBar and Hurricane Cafe. For a slightly dressier affair, head to Ke’e Grille for prime steaks and locally caught seafood. And if you’ve still got an itch to explore, venture north to Jupiter or south to West Palm Beach to explore some of the region’s best dining, craft beer, live music and entertainment.