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Jupiter/Blowing Rocks Weekend Field Trip 1/26 - 1/28

  • Coral Cove Park 19450 S Beach Rd Jupiter, FL, 33469 United States (map)

We're planning a weekend of photographing Blowing Rocks and Jupiter Inlet. Come and join us!


Blowing Rocks is a natural feature in the beach area where the tide comes in and shoots up through the exposed rocks. There's also a preserve called the Blowing Rocks Preserve, of course. Blowing Rocks is located just north of Jupiter Inlet. However, to get the rocks during sunrise we have to go to a different park called Coral Cove Park, which is actually closer to Jupiter Inlet, and has equally good exposed rocks there. While in the area, we can take advantage of the Jupiter Sound lighthouse and maybe shoot some night shots from there.

Come for one night or both, which ever works for you. You can even drive up just for the day if you'd like. No rules. There are many fine establishments in the Jupiter/Jupiter Inlet areas. I've personally booked the La Quinta Inn Jupiter for $129 per night (subject to change). Click the link if you would like to book here. Or choose any other of the hotels in the area. There's a Wyndham right on US1, and a Fairfield Inn or Comfort Inn just a little further west of US1, as well as a few others. We'll leave the accommodations up to you.

I (Barb) will be taking that Friday off of work and will head up there mid day. If anyone else will be there early, we can meet up and check out the area, maybe get some dinner, shoot some light house sunset shots. I know many of you won't be coming up until later that evening. We'll meet up with you all then.

Saturday 1/27
We'll meet at the Coral Cove Park by 5:45-6am. Signs say park is open sunrise to sunset. If the gates are closed, we can park on the road. High tide is at 4:25am so we may miss the highest of the high, but will still get great shots.  We'll stay here and shoot the sunrise or if you're feeling ambitious, you can walk further north on the beach to the actual blowing rocks preserve (can't park on the road there yet though. Park doesn't open until 9am, and they are very strict about parking on the roads. Just don't.)

After 9am we can drive up a bit north and shoot the Blowing Rocks Preserve. The rocks should be pretty prominent by now as the tide will be going out. Low tide is at 10am.

Once we've had our fill of the rocks, we can head back for some lunch. Afterward, we can rest/relax maybe do some post processing, or head on over to the Jonathan Dickinson State Park. Click here for info on the park.

Then in the evening we shoot the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and maybe go grab some dinner.

Sunday, 1/28
Same schedule as the day before. Sunrise at Coral Cove Park. High tide is at 5:25am today. So the wave action should be better this morning. After the shoot, we can head back to the hotel and check out, and go your own way.

This is the general schedule we will follow but you are welcome to go as you please. The only thing we stress is that you don't attempt to park at the Blowing Rocks Preserve before it opens. The parking laws are highly enforced. We'd hate for you to get your car towed. Stick to the Coral Cove Park and walk up if you just HAVE to shoot the preserve at sunrise.

Hope you all can join us for this fun weekend of photography!

Earlier Event: January 20
January Field Trip - Coral Castle