The Best Beaches are in The Palm Beaches
Throughout The Palm Beaches, find stretches of warm golden sand, blue Atlantic Ocean waters and gently swaying palm trees. Each beach has its own personality to discover.
With 47 miles of pristine Atlantic coastline, naming the best beach in The Palm Beaches is impossible. Instead, here's a list of some of our favorite spots for sun and fun so you can decide which strand of oceanfront gets your top spot.
Canopy-covered walkways, a hardwood boardwalk and a large sea turtle sculpture welcome families to Boynton Beach Oceanfront Park. Umbrella and lounge chair rentals, a playground and a concession stand are available for the ultimate in relaxation and fun.
Known as a beach with a quiet personality, Coral Cove Park offers unparalleled snorkeling conditions. A waterproof camera will come in handy when capturing the beauty of sea turtles, eels, fish and sharks swimming the reefs and rocks of the cove. The park is conveniently located close to the Intracoastal Waterway, offering additional areas to explore in and out of the water.
The two-mile-long stretch of Delray Beach sits comfortably between Boca Raton and West Palm Beach. It offers easy accessibility and a tranquil experience, thanks to the beach’s calm waves and warm waters. Its boundaries are marked by sand dunes, which act as natural barriers. After your beach trip, explore one of the many Atlantic Avenue restaurants just a short walking distance from the sand.
Located in North Palm Beach and nestled on a barrier island, this nearly-two-mile-long picturesque beach allows you to explore with a number of water activities. Swim, snorkel and refresh yourself in the clear blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The flip side of the park sits in the urban estuary of the Intracoastal Waterway. Kayak, canoe, hike short trails and visit the Nature Center. Top amenities include picnic tables, barbecue grills, children’s playground and gift shop.
Take in panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean from the Juno Beach pier while enjoying 990 feet of excellent saltwater fishing. Enjoy a variety of fishing tackle for sale at the bait shop, as well as poles for rent. Best of all, bring a furry friend to cool off, as a portion of Jupiter Beach (Ocean Cay Park) allows dogs to be off their leash. After a day of swimming, grab a snack at the concession stand or prepare dinner on the park’s barbecue grills. Additional amenities include free parking, picnic tables, restrooms and showers.
Take a dip in the small lagoon, or drop a line from the jetty. Make a big catch or buy seafood from the Pinders Seafood & Marketplace – either is good for a bit of afternoon grilling. Surf with the locals or play some volleyball. Additional amenities include pavilion access, picnic tables and restrooms.
This beach is ideal for soaking up the sun and taking in scenic views. Lake Worth Beach is noted for its cleanliness and relaxed atmosphere. Take a stroll along its golden sand, or find your way up and along its pier. There you’ll find Benny’s on the Beach, an oceanfront restaurant with diverse cuisine from breakfast to dinner.
Perfect for a sunrise walk or run, the boardwalk at Ocean Reef Park stretches along the dune ecosystem. There's plenty of sand on the wide beach to relax and take in this quintessential South Florida experience. Rock piles just off the shoreline provide plenty of sea life to entertain adventurous snorkelers. Up in the park area, there's a picnic pavilion, as well as grills and single picnic tables. Additional amenities include fishing, picnic tables, playground and showers.
The island is a family sanctuary which features snorkeling, overnight camping and swimming. Best ways to visit are to take a water taxi from nearby Sailfish Marina or Riviera Beach Marina – or anchor your boat right along the shoreline. Take a tour of the John F. Kennedy Bunker, a historical reminder of the Cold War of the '60s.
Bring your family and friends to explore Lake Worth Lagoon and take a peek under the Blue Heron Boulevard Bridge in a single or tandem kayak. The recent addition of a snorkel trail under the bridge brings visitors face-to-face with countless marine life. This park is a gateway to discover the islands of The Palm Beaches: Singer Island, Peanut Island and Munyon Island.
Red Reef Park is a secluded, heavily foliated area that’s a favorite haunt for a variety of small birds. Bring your camera and see if you can capture images of larger and more spectacular birds on the ocean side of the park. Snorkeling at the park’s south end and surf fishing are popular leisure activities, and access to the beach is available with many parking options. Additional amenities include showering stations, walking paths and a picnic area equipped with grills, tables and restrooms.