We recently vacationed in Jupiter, Florida and found the very best beach for kids- I’m so excited to tell you all about it!
The Best Beach for Kids in Jupiter, Florida
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I’m so excited to share this post today, because this little lagoon has some of my absolute favorite memories from our recent Florida trip and I just have to share it with you guys so that if you ever find yourselves in the area, you’ll be able to make some amazing memories as well!
Prior to the trip, I definitely had my eyes open for the best Florida beaches for kids. One of the places we visited on our recent trip was Jupiter, Florida. This is a gorgeous town on the East coast of Florida, just north of West Palm Beach. It’s so beautiful that many celebrities have houses in the area as well. You’ll find great food, plenty of awesome shopping options and a simply wonderful beach.
Details about Dubois Park
We actually have a family member that owns a condo right on the beach. The place is located within walking distance from a sweet little park called Dubois Park. The first time I saw it was on our first trip to that part of Florida when I was pregnant with A.
Parking is free, though slightly limited. There’s are picnic areas with grills, restroom facilities, and outdoor shower, a small playground and a picnic pavilion that can be rented for groups.
But the highlight for us is this little lagoon in the park that is off the inlet near the intracoastal. It’s completely calm and protected and only a foot or two deep (depending on the the tide) which makes it the perfect place to spend the day with kids and without a doubt one of the most kid-friendly beaches in Florida.
There are lifeguards during the day between Memorial Day and when school starts up again in late August. and off season there are life guards on weekends. I’m told it can get quite busy on weekends but on the weekdays when we were there (in April) there were only a few families and it was wonderful.
Because the water is so calm it’s the perfect spot to learn how to snorkel and to go kayaking (there are slips available and a boat ramp for non-motorized boats). There’s also a little sand bar a few feet out but even the deepest parts are only a few feet deep, at least near the beach were we were.
The water is super clear and we found a ton of cute little hermit crabs and some tiny fish as well. There are plenty of shells for kids to explore- This kept T occupied for a while. The lovely little beach area boasts plenty of great spots to build a sandcastle, so A was in heaven. I personally enjoyed bringing a beach chair right into the edge of the water and sitting with my feet in the water. Do yourself a favor and pack a picnic in your cooler and make a day of it!
I do want to caution you that, as with any children-in-water situations, you’ll want to keep a close eye on your kids. This should got without saying in any body of water, but its worth reiterating. It can be so easy to take your eyes off your kids, especially when the water is so calm and shallow. We didn’t let our kids go too close to the bridge because I’m told it drops off quite a bit in that area as it goes into the inlet.
The only other small downside was we saw a couple raccoons in the area. Being that this is, after all, nature, it’s not entirely surprising. With both of these things, I’d say use common sense and keep eyes on your little ones and you’ll have a fantastic time.
Here are some more photos from our days at the Lagoon at Dubois Park:
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