Coral Cove Park

Coral Cove Park is a small county park near Jupiter, Florida. I love to visit the rocky beaches for sunrise.

Photography Advice

Take a wide-angle lens and a tripod. An intermediate telephoto might also be good for framing the sunrise.

Website

http://discover.pbcgov.org/parks/Locations/Coral-Cove.aspx

Hours

Sunrise - Sunset


Coral Cove Park Blog Archives

  • Sunrise at the Shell Beach

    Sunrise at the Shell Beach

    The "shell beach" brings back fond childhood memories as I see it through adult photographer eyes. What a beautiful sunrise!
  • Sunrise at the Shell Beach

    Sunrise at the Shell Beach

    Down by my grandfather’s place is a wonderful beach known in our family as the “Shell Beach.”  As children my cousins and I played there, gathering shells and other treasures of the ocean.  It remains a special place, not just for the shells but for the beautiful beach sunrise vistas.  I took these last May when I visited south Florida to photograph the Burrowing Owls. It was one of those breezy summer mornings when the weather forecast predicted over 50% cloudcover.  I wondered if I would wake up and find the clouds too dense for sunrise, but the weather cooperated.  (It doesn’t often do that!)  I love the rocks at this beach, which were such fun to climb on as a kid. I used my neutral density filter so that I could select a slow shutter speed and blur the water.  The waves were very choppy, so I liked my blurred water shots the best. The sun was fun to watch as it gradually lit the clouds and then finally peeked out over the horizon.  I knelt with my camera and waited for the waves to break on the rocks in front of me.  The rock formations at this beach …
  • Sunrise at the Shell Beach

    Sunrise at the Shell Beach

    This weekend we visited my grandfather in West Palm Beach after doing our turtle walk.  It was great to see him, and all the places in Juno that I used to visit as a child.  I had been especially looking forward to photographing the sunrise at Coral Cove Park, better known in our family as the “Shell Beach.”  My mom and I spent hours there combing the shore for special shells.  We had such a collection!  The “Shell Beach” is located off the intercoastal, where the tides are more gentle, so the shells tend to be in one piece.  But on this visit, my interest tended more to photography.  The rocks on the beach, which used to be such fun to climb, now make an interesting foreground for a sunrise photograph.  I had been hoping to catch the sun as it rose through certain holes in the rocks, but it was the wrong angle at this time of year.  I’ll have to try again on our next visit!  I also found some fun vantage points for the lighthouse in Jupiter.  Next time I’ll have to wake up even earlier to allow time to photograph the lighthouse too.  (Yes, photography does …