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Juno Dunes Natural Area (Oceanfront Tract)
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14200 S. U.S. Highway One
Juno Beach

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Note: We’ve divided Juno Dunes Natural Area in northern Palm Beach County into two separate listings, West Tract and Ocean Tract, because of the way it’s split by U.S. Highway One.

The cool thing about Juno Beach Natural Area's oceanfront tract is the ocean, of course. The sound of waves hitting the beach provides a backdrop anywhere you go, and the ocean also influences the plants and animals you'll find. Gumbo limbo, sea grape and figs abound in the marine hammock, or forest, just above the beach.

The tract is 42 acres of dunes, marine hammock and scrub situated on the east side of U.S. Highway One, and shares an entrance with the adjacent Loggerhead Park and Loggerhead Marinelife Center. In the dunes lie sea oats and other beach grasses, bay bean, railroad vine, Spanish bayonet and pricklypear. Farther up from the beach are coral bean, lantana and St. John's wort. Still farther, the dune becomes a hill dominated by saw palmetto, scrub oaks and love vine.

An accessible hiking trail takes you into the property; an unimproved trail then leads to the beach in one direction, and to a high point and platform with an ocean view in the other. Juno Dunes has its own parking lot and informational kiosk. The accessible trail cuts along an ecotone, a place where marine hammock transitions to coastal scrub. Both drinking water and restrooms are available at neighboring Loggerhead Park. Juno Dunes West Tract is slightly north along U.S. 1.


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