The Juno Beach Pier is a great spot to fish, watch rocket launches, take photos, enjoy sunsets/sunrises, attend church services, get married, watch sea turtles and bring a brown-bag lunch. (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)
Fishermen and sightseers to the Juno Beach Fishing Pier might be wondering:
What’s up with the wrist bands?
And the music?
It’s all part of making the pier experience more fun, says Jack Lighton, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, which manages the Juno Beach Fishing Pier just south of Marcinski Road.
The recorded music is piped-in. Live music events on the pier have been held.
As for the wrist bands now handed out to pier visitors:
“Guests often leave the pier to use the restrooms or leave during a quick passing rain shower. The guest entry bands allow for quick re-entry to the pier and eliminates the need for our guests to hold and manage paper receipts,” according to Lighton.
The wrist bands allow pier visitors to leave and return on the same day without paying
Here’s numbers on sea life rescues:
- 42 sea turtles rescued from the pier (2013 – present)
- 52 shore birds rescued from the pier (2015 – present)
Read about LMC’s $14 million expansion.
More Juno Beach Pier numbers:
- 2016 Anglers: 36,206
- 2016 Visitors: 73,269
- 2016 Amount of fishing line recycled (in miles): 52.68 miles
- 2016 Amount of glass and aluminum recycled: 19,465 individual items
- 2016 Amount of cigarette butts collected and disposed of: 3,924
- 2016 Amount of underwater debris removed via underwater pier cleanups: 199.06 lbs.
- 2007 – present: amount of underwater debris removed via underwater pier cleanups: 2,637.91 lbs.
Jonathan Zmistowski, left, and Byron Thomas show the 60-pound wahoo they caught on the morning of June 28 while trolling a lure in 88 feet off the Juno Beach Pier.(File photo)
Daily, it’s $1 to walk on the pier. For fishermen, it’s $4.
The hours of operation of the Juno Beach Fishing Pier:
March 1st – October 31st: Monday – Sunday 30 minutes before sunrise – sunset
November 1st – February 28th: Sunday-Thursday 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Friday – Saturday 6 a.m. to midnight.
LMC, using grants and support the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County and Keep America Beautiful:
– Added tables and seating to the pier deck
– Hosted several FREE fishing clinics
– Added additional recycling containers
– Added additional monofilament (fishing line) recycling containers
– Added cigarette butt recycling containers
Cigarette butts make up a large portion of the trash collected on the north county beach.