Tequesta

On the southern border of Martin County sits Tequesta. It is rich in history and Florida lore, with the earliest known records of the Jupiter Inlet dating back to 1565.

Jupiter Island is a unique barrier island bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, the west by the Intracoastal Waterway, the Jupiter Inlet to the south, and the St. Lucie Inlet to the north.

The 1800’s lighthouse stands 105 feet tall atop a 46-foot hill on the north shore of the Jupiter Inlet. The land that is now Lighthouse Park was once a part of Fort Jupiter, a military installation that was formed during the Seminole Indian Wars.

Today, this area is still famous for its beautiful beaches, the Loxahatchee River, and Intracoastal Waterway. The town enjoys a vibrant cultural life and rich history and hosts several annual arts and entertainment festivals. Town and county parks also provide recreational facilities for team sports like baseball, basketball, soccer, and tennis. There is also an aquatic center and boat ramps to access the Intracoastal Waterway.