Juno Beach, Florida Information

Juno Beach, Florida Information
Located on the southeast side of Florida's coast, and just a short drive from upscale Palm Beach, Juno Beach is an oceanfront community full of natural beauty. The population of about 3,600 full-time residents swells to twice that size with tourists during November through May. The small-town atmosphere combines with tropical temperatures and numerous activities to make Juno Beach the perfect home or vacation destination.

It's All in the Name

Juno Beach was named for the consort, or wife, of Jupiter, king of the gods in Roman mythology. The town also was part of a railroad that ran between Juno and Jupiter in the 1890s that was 8 miles long. Mars and Venus were the other two stops on the four-station "celestial railroad" route.

Conservation

Despite its relatively small size (just 1.9 square miles), Juno Beach has plenty of open space. That's because more than 40 percent of its land has been preserved with county parks and other ecological areas.

Sea Turtles

The beaches along Juno Beach are some of the most densely populated in the world for nesting sea turtles. It's also home to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, a safe haven for sick and injured sea turtle. Its education center is dedicated to ocean conservation.

Juno Beach Pier

This 990-foot structure juts out into the Atlantic Ocean, and has everything for an afternoon of leisurely fishing. There's a bait shop, snack bars and even fish-cleaning tables to help you prepare your catch for the ride home.

Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean

Start the holiday season off right with a trip to this annual event in mid-November. Visitors will be delighted in the variety of hand-crafted glass, jewelry and woodwork items.

Just up the Road

Venture a few miles outside of Juno Beach and check out the annual National Firefighter Games in Palm Beach County in November. Baseball lovers also will enjoy Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, home to two teams in the Florida State League, and host of two of the largest high school baseball tournaments in the United States each year.

Article Written By Denise Skwarcan

Denise Skwarcan is the managing editor of a national sports magazine and a freelance writer living in northern Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor's degree, and has been published both in print and online. Her specialties include sports, animals and travel.

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