Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge

13640 S.E. US 1
Hobe Sound, FL 33455- Map It
Phone: (772) 546-6141

AAA Editor Notes

Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge is at 13640 S.E. US 1. Occupying more than 1,000 acres of coastal sand dunes, mangrove swamps, sand pine and scrub oak forests, and sea turtle nesting areas, the refuge offers trails and a white sand beach. At the nature center visitors can observe live animals in naturalistic settings as well as shell and taxidermy displays. The beach is on Jupiter Island, accessible from North Beach Road. Educational programs and special events are offered. Guided turtle walks are held in summer. Pets are not permitted. Guided tours are available.
Beach parking $5 per private vehicle. Nature center by donation. Turtle walk $5.
Hours: Refuge daily dawn-dusk. Nature center Mon.-Sat. 9-3. Turtle walks late May to mid-July by reservation, beginning Apr. 1; phone ahead to confirm schedule. Nature center closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Allow 1 hour minimum.