Things To Do in Jupiter – 4 Water Places for Dogs
Things To Do In Jupiter
PADDLE WITH YOUR POOCH
If you’re a lucky pet owner with a dog who likes to ride a paddle board, JUPITER OUTDOOR CENTER is your place.
JOC staff will meet you at Sawfish Bay, DuBois Park or another location with paddle boards and other equipment.
You just show up and enjoy the things to do in Jupiter adventure with your best friend.
And don’t forget a life vest for FIDO!
DOGS LOVE PEANUT ISLAND– ON A LEASH
Besides being a watery welcome place for dogs, 80-acre Peanut Island Park is a favorite things to do place for boaters, swimmers, fishing and snorkeling.
Check out the 17-site campground by reservation.
CINQUEZ PARK IS DOG HEAVEN
Besides covered and shaded dog trails, a dog washing station and fenced-in areas for big and little dogs, the 13-acre park at Indiantown Road and Center Street has:
- On-street parking
- Picnic tables
- Bike racks
SCAMPER IN THE SAND
Meet and greet for dogs is what it’s all about at Dog Beach in Jupiter.
Unleash your dog and let them roam on the 2.5 mile stretch of beach from marker #26 at Marcinski Road going north to beach marker #57, at the Carlin Park property line for a great things to do in Jupiter event..
The Jupiter area beach map is available here.
Tips for Caring for your Dog at the Beach
(Reprinted with permission from Friends of Jupiter Beach.)
Dealing with the elements:
- Give your dog a shady spot and plenty of fresh water. Don’t let your dog drink sea water.
- Dogs sunburn, especially those with short hair, white fur, and pink skin. Limit your dog’s exposure and apply sunblock to his ears and nose 30 minutes before going outside.
- Avoid prolonged exposure to hot asphalt or sand, which can burn a dog’s paws.
- Dogs are easy targets for sea lice and jellyfish. Check for daily water conditions.
- Keep an eye on your dog. Running on the sand is strenuous exercise. A dog that is out of shape can easily pull a tendon or ligament.
- Salt and other minerals in ocean water can damage your dog’s coat, so rinse him off at the end of the day.
- At the ocean, be careful of strong tides and know if rip currents have been reported. Never leave your dog unattended in water.
- Young Friends of Jupiter Beach, a group of high school students who care about the environment, was started by Graham Zucker, a high school student at William T. Dwyer High School. The 3rd Sunday of the month, at 4 PM, the students gather at Ocean Cay Park for a beach cleanup. The students are becoming the next generation of environmental stewards and know the importance of preserving Jupiter’s beaches, its’ habitat and marine life for future generations. Students from local and neighboring high schools are invited to join the group. After the beach cleanups the students gather for volleyball games and snacks. As the group grows they continue to look for other ways to expand their environmental preservation message.
- Things to do in Jupiter volunteers have cleaned Jupiter Beach on the first Saturday of each month since November 1994. We used to think we were doing very well if 15 of us showed up. Today, 200 – 300 of us show up! Our schools are participating and we are teaching young people good citizenship by our example and their involvement. Local businesses and individuals are helping this effort with generous and enthusiastic support, making it possible for us to serve a beautiful breakfast under the Anita Lankler Pavilion at Ocean Cay Park following each cleanup. FJB donates 400,000 bags a year to keep our 29 boxes along the beach filled.