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Juno Dunes Natural Area (West Tract)
juno dunes west
juno dunes west
juno dunes west

14501 S. U.S. Highway One
Juno Beach


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

This is tough, tough land. Scrub made nearly impenetrable by saw palmetto, scrub oaks and love vine. Get through that and there's a marsh thick with willows. And then more scrub.

Fortunately, a hiker today doesn't have to deal with all that, but rather enjoy it via a trail that leads through at least five different habitats, from ocean dune, to pine flatwoods to a mangrove swamp. Juno Dunes West Tract is incredibly diverse. It's the home of skyblue lupine, fetterbush, largeflower rosemary, cocoplum, coastalplain willow, red maple, Florida rosemary and air plants.

Altogether, the two Juno tracts cover 589 acres and 12 ecosystems, with the bulk of the land making up the West Tract. The entrance to the west site is about a quarter mile north of the entrance to the Oceanfront Tract.There is ample parking and an informational kiosk at the trail head. The path is largely unimproved, but there is a boardwalk through the marsh and an observation platform with benches. Water and restrooms are available at Loggerhead Park adjacent to the Oceanfront Tract. Juno Dunes Natural Area is part of Palm Beach County's natural area network.

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