Best Views in the House
Take in Florida’s fantastic sunset from the best spot in the county, atop the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum. First lit in 1860, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse still shines its light for boaters today, helping guide captains through the tricky Jupiter Inlet. During tours, guests have the opportunity to climb the lighthouse's 105 steps for some pretty outstanding views - the lighhouse stands 156 feet above sea level, giving climbers more than 20 miles of unobstructed views out to sea.
The sunset tours run weekly throughout the summer, and embark at 7:15 p.m. Partakers will see two spectacular light shows in one tour: the sun painting the sky oranges, reds and purples, then the lighthouse illuminating the night sky. Tour dates are as follows: June 6,11, 20 and 25; July 9, 18 and 23; August 1, 6, 15 and 20; and September 5, 10, 19 and 24—all tours are weather permitting.
For the night owl (relatively speaking), hike the steps for a moonrise tour on June 13 at 8 p.m., July 12 at 7:45 p.m., August 9 at 6:30 p.m., and September 8 at 6:30 p.m., which also happens to coincide with sunset, too (fancy you).
- All tours take roughly 75 minutes and cost $20 ($15 for members), and flip-flops are not permitted (sorry Charlie).
- Call 561-747-8380 ext. 101 to RSVP.
- For more information, visit jupiterlighthouse.org.