Guide to Snorkeling in South Florida

Couple Snorkeling in Atlantic OceanSnorkeling has been around for thousands of years and shows no sign of losing popularity. It’s no surprise that the South Florida coastline is a popular destination for snorkeling: the calm Atlantic Ocean current, near perfect weather year-round, and white sandy beaches with extensive coral reefs. There are plenty of amazing snorkeling spots up and down the coastline, so we picked out a few of our favorites just for you!

Coral Cove Park, JupiterCoral Cove Park in Jupiter, Florida

Photo Credit: Adam Carter

Just half a mile north of the Jupiter Inlet, the Coral Cove Park features substantial natural limestone formations right off the beach. The beautiful rock formations and extensive marine life make Coral Cove Park the ideal snorkeling spot in Jupiter. The same limestone extends to the Blowing Rocks formation down the beach, which is worth checking out for more experienced snorkelers. You might even catch a glimpse of a loggerhead sea turtle while exploring!

Red Reef Park, Treasure Coast

Red Reef Park in Boca Raton, Florida

Photo Credit: Doug Waldron

The Treasure Coast area is renowned for it’s great snorkeling sites, but the city of Boca Raton has a hidden gem called Red Reef Park. The park is home to a set of natural coral rocks just 4 to 6 feet underwater at the beach. The red coral rocks house a number of different fish species including blue parrotfish, blue tangs, and even a barracuda or two. Red Reef Park resides in a lush hammock and features amenities like picnic tables and a boardwalk.

rel=”nofollow”Cannon Beach, Florida KeysCannon Beach at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

Photo Credit: Matt Kieffer

Located in the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Cannon Beach is one of our absolute favorite snorkeling spots in the Florida Keys. While many people take tour boats to snorkel around the real coral reefs, Cannon Beach offers a unique snorkeling experience. Remnants of an old Spanish shipwreck lies underneath the water just 100 feet from the beach. The shipwreck features sea-life encrusted anchors and cannons where schools of fish congregate.

Snorkeling and other water sports can’t get much better here in South Florida! If you enjoyed our South Florida snorkeling guide, check out other installments in our water sport series. For the latest information and news in South Florida, follow the Luxury Estates Plus FacebookTwitter, and blog pages.

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