Hobe Sound, with Hobe rhyming with the word ?robe,? got its name from the Jove or Jobe Indians. Originally, the Spanish pronounced the name as ?Ho-bay,? but over the course of time it has evolved into its current pronunciation.
Today, Hobe Sound's downtown district offers a nice selection of specialty shops, boutiques, café's and art galleries. Hobe Sound is known for offering all the best that Florida has to offer. Whether you like beaches, golf, fun on the water or tennis, you are sure to find something in Hobe Sound that you love. The location is considered ideal and the community retains charm from days gone by that you won't be able to find in the more populated cities along the coast.
Hobe Sound is home to some of the most beautiful nature spots in the state. Visitors from all around the world enjoy our gorgeous white sandy beaches, unblemished parks, and excellent golf courses. One of the best ways to experience the magnificent surroundings of the wildlife is to take a guided boat tour on a sunny Florida day along the Intracoastal, Indian River, Loxahatchee River, or St. Lucie River. The Island Princess and Manatee Queen offer many incredible sightseeing cruises. The river tours also allow visitors and guest the experience of seeing playful porpoises and gentle manatees.
The state-operated and historic Jonathan Dickinson State Park allows visitors a leisurely river cruise along the wild and scenic Loxahatchee River where alligators come right up to the boat, or a chance to paddle your own canoe. There's camping, hiking and fishing available on 10,328 acres.
Adjacent to Jonathan Dickinson Park is the Hobe Sound Nature Center and Wildlife Refuge where visitors can take walking tours of the area and learn about the flora and fauna that exist in this preserve. At the northern end of Jupiter Island, the state operates St. Lucie Inlet State Park, where boaters can come ashore onto a deserted peninsula beach away from the crowds of busy Martin County.
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