Jensen Beach

Jensen Beach FL 34957

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Jensen Beach

Originally called Waveland, Jensen Beach is a popular beach neighborhood located in West Palm Beach. In 2008, Jensen Beach was rated the "Top Spot for Beach Volleyball" by Prime Time Magazine. The neighborhood is a part of the Treasure Coast which derives its name from the ships that wrecked during the 17th century because of coral reefs in the shallow waters. Artifacts and treasures from these ships of Spanish origin can still be discovered today.

The main attraction for the area is Jensen Sea Turtle Beach, a wide sandy beach located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Jensen Sea Turtle beach is used mostly by locals for sun-bathing, surfing, and swimming, but also serves as a location for sea turtles to nest. As a result of this, Jensen Beach is also known in the marine biology community as a go-to spot to observe sea turtles.

The town of Jensen was historically established as a pineapple plantation. By 1895, Jensen was called the "Pineapple Capital of the World," shipping over one million boxes of pineapples each year during the June and July season. Until today, Downtown Jensen Beach is the site of the annual Pineapple Festival.

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