Exploring Jupiter, Florida's Harbourside
Did you know that no trip to Jupiter, Florida is complete without a visit to Harbourside? In this episode of Haigh Haigh Today, we’re going to discover everything there is to see here in Harbourside Place, Jupiter’s amazing downtown destination. We’ll explore everything from restaurants and shopping to housing options so you know what this hotspot is all about.
Jupiter’s Harbourside area is the perfect place to take a stroll and find some great eats. One of the most famous is The Woods—Tiger Woods’ restaurant—which features live music, performances, and upscale dining. A few of my friends have even seen Tiger inside, so be sure to come and check it out for a possible sighting.
BurgerFi is a more casual spot, featuring beautiful bar food, crispy onion rings, and delicious sweet potato fries. Be sure to check out their Hawaiian Burger, which features a bit of pineapple. You should also head over to the Tommy Bahama restaurant, where you can go in for an amazing meal and buy a classic Hawaiian shirt.
Don’t forget Calaveras Cantina, the hottest cantina north of the border. They offer delicious Mexican food along with refreshing margaritas that you’re sure to enjoy. It’s definitely some of the best Mexican food in South Florida, bar none.
Along The Waterfront
If you want to stay in Harbourside to soak in the waterfront vibes, the Wyndham Grand is the place to stay. These ritzy, five-star accommodations offer beautiful rooms, tasty dining, and a great martini. Nearby is Harbourside’s center where you’ll spot a beautiful fountain that features a large marlin.
Shopping options nearby include John Craig Clothier, Salt Life, and Sand by Lola Dre—all next to tasty food options and beautiful turquoise water. At the marina, you’ll see mega yachts parked in their slips along with private boats. You’ll also find spots to launch kayaks.
Make sure you also check out the PonTiki pontoon, a floating tiki bar that’s tons of fun. It’s perfect for bridal showers, family reunions, or fun with friends. You’ll get to see all the McMansions, mega yachts, people out paddleboarding, and guys coming in from fishing while you have drinks and enjoy a leisurely cruise up the Intercoastal.
Another spot you’ll want to check out is Love Street, an area with amazing views of the Jupiter Inlet. There are four restaurants here: U-Tiki, Lucky Shuck, Square Grouper, and Guanabanas. They’re all a little bit unique, each with great food and amazing atmospheres. U-Tiki has only been in the area for a couple of years, so it feels like new inside.
You can look out across the Inlet to see the Jupiter Lighthouse while you watch more of those mega yachts roll in. Enjoy a margarita from Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville as you survey the view. The beautiful Jupiter Lighthouse has been photographed by many people, so be sure to check out this photo op.
Lucky Shuck is owned by Joe Nameth. Here you’ll find oysters and a bit of higher, finer dining. The Square Grouper is an absolutely iconic spot. In the 80s, there was a lot of smuggling going on in the area. The word “square grouper” is a slang term for things that were in square bales (that weren't fish) that got smuggled into Florida. Whether you visit in boardshorts or a tuxedo, it’s a great spot to chill and enjoy live music in paradise.
Guanabanas is one of my favorites in Jupiter, located across the street from the Intercoastal on a waterway. You can kayak, launch your paddleboard, or come in a small boat under the A1A bridge. The ambiance is amazing, with thatched huts, great food, and live music. I actually saw Ziggy Marley’s son play here, with the tropical vibes creating the perfect atmosphere.
The Juno Beach Pier
Not far from Harbourside is the Juno Beach Pier, an absolutely iconic spot in Jupiter. This pier has been here for quite a while and has been through quite a few storms. You can pay a small fee to go out and fish, or simply check out the kite surfers.
In fact, Juno Beach is one of the most kite-surfed beaches in the entire world because of the onshore breeze and shallow waters. It also offers areas where you can rollerblade, bike, run, do push-ups, and all kinds of things.
Downtown Jupiter is not the high-rise, Manhattan-type of downtown. Rather, it’s really quaint and offers plenty to see and do. If you want to buy a house down here, you’ve got quite a range of options. You're going to start in the mid $300,000s as of October 2022, though we don’t know how the market will change.
Housing options can go all the way up to $19.2 million. Remember, Tiger only lives a couple of miles up the road on Jupiter Island. So if you want to find a house, a condo, or a townhome in downtown Jupiter or around the Jupiter area, the average price point is over $2 million.
Don't let that scare you, though, as you can find something affordable with all of these amenities in Downtown Jupiter for around the mid $300,000s. Of course, to get something at this price, you’re going to have to search a little bit. Still, they are definitely out there—and we’d be happy to help you find them.
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I hope this gave you a good idea of everything that Jupiter’s downtown Harbourside area has to offer. Whether you want to get great food, enjoy amazing shopping, or simply enjoy the turquoise waters of Jupiter Inlet, this is the place for you.
If you have any questions about anything in Jupiter, please reach out to us and we’ll be happy to connect with you. Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel so you never miss an episode of Haigh Haigh Today, my show all about living on the Treasure Coast and surrounding areas. Stay tuned to see what I feature next!