"Thar she blows." In "Moby Dick," it was about spotting whales. At Blowing Rocks Preserve, it's about the surf.
A nature sanctuary that includes carefully restored Florida habitat, Blowing Rocks gets its name from the surf shooting through the Anastasia limestone -- the largest outcropping of that particular rock on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Depending on the conditions, plumes reportedly can reach 50 feet in height.
Rocks and saltwater geysers aside, Blowing Rocks occupies a magnificent stretch of beach on South Beach Road, a short drive north from the Jupiter Lighthouse.
Across the street don't miss the Conservatory, where you can see details of the work being done to protect, restore and maintain the native Florida habitat. There are also nature trails to explore, as well as a butterfly garden.
High tide is the best time to catch the taller plumes. Admission is $2; children 12 and under are free.