The Charms of Old Florida
This coastal fishing village hasn’t lost any of its small-town allure.
Water is nearly everywhere you turn in Lantana. It all starts over at the beach. The town’s 8-acre beach has just under 800 feet of shoreline. When you walk in this sand, you’re walking in history, as the legendary Barefoot Mailman made this sand famous. In early pioneer days of The Palm Beaches, Lantana was an important stop along the famous mail carrier’s celebrated oceanside route. Of course, today you won’t find a modern postal jeep trekking through the sand, but the beach is terrific for spending time with family or building an impressive sandcastle.
Go west from the beach onto East Ocean Boulevard, over the bridge, to reach Lantana’s main corridor of small diners and boutiques. If you want waterside views for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, then pick from the various restaurants. Right from Bicentennial Park, start an expedition into two eco-marvels – Lake Worth Lagoon and the Intracoastal Waterway.