Peaceful Waters Sanctuary, Wellington

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  • Only 15 minutes from my Mom's house, I go here when I'm down in Florida. What a lovely setting!! It has a combination of boardwalk and walking trails that go around the various ponds. Lots of birds! C...  more »
  • This sanctuary is a boardwalk of 1500 feet over water reserve which at many points connect with an outside perimeter trail which is on land and 7 / 10 of a mile. I went Friday afternoon and without ma...  more »
  • Enjoyed an evening walk with my sister while bird watching. We saw a variety of birds including sandhill cranes.  more »
  • Very pleasant walk with plenty of wildlife to look at. Mostly exposed so definitely bring water to stay hydrated!
  • Very Nice park for birding or walking. Bring water if you’re going to walk around.
  • I found out about this park from a Facebook bird group. I am well acquainted with Green Cay and Wakadohatchee Wetlands but I was intrigued when I saw pictures of Peaceful Waters Sanctuary which is located at the back of this park pop up in the group. Specifically I was interested in the pictures of the Roseate Spoonbills, a bird I love but who I rarely see in the wild. It was with that bird in mind that I headed out on a cold and windy late afternoon. I was checking out the manatees in West Palm Beach and on a whim since I was already north I decided to head on over. While cold weather is ideal for finding manatees it is not so great for spotting birds and alligators. The afternoon was quite cold and what few birds I saw were huddled together in the tall grass. It didn't matter, I still loved this place. Peaceful Waters is undeniably beautiful and somewhat secluded. The parking lot is located at a distance from the start of the boardwalk path and if you didn't know what was back there you might easily pass it up. You can travel along the boardwalk and at points leave it for paths on the grass that wind around the picture perfect waterways. Even though though I was shivering I still saw birds and can only imagine how great this place is on a more typical Florida temperate winter day. I can't wait to come back for another visit with some of my birding enthusiast friends.
  • Great place to photograph wildlife and educate children about birds and nature.
  • Peaceful and beautiful. Very few people here, which I like. Saw a roseate spoonbill, a great blue heron, anhingas, blue-winged teals, little blue herons, tri-colored herons, and a great egret. There is a boardwalk and some unpaved walking trails. If you are looking for a quiet, leisurely stroll, then this is the place for you.

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