The Palm Beaches: The Coast with the Most

Whether you’re looking for water sports and activities or simply a quiet spot to relax in the sun and listen to the waves, your memorable fun-in-the-sun experience is here in The Palm Beaches.  

Experiences: 
Beaches

The Palm Beaches of Florida are home to 47 miles of beaches. That's 47 miles of places for you to splash in the surf with the family, take advantage of water sports like skimboarding or stand-up paddleboarding, or relax under the shade of a palm tree with a good book. Here's an introduction to our nearly 30 beach parks across the destination.

Close to Entertainment Districts & Downtowns

Delray Beach Municipal Park, Delray Beach

This is one of the most accessible and beautiful beaches in South Florida. Sand quality, water warmed by the Gulfstream current, and safe waves were all factors that led to this being voted one of the top three beaches in the country.

Amenities: parking, barbecue grills, showers, picnic tables and restrooms.

Palm Beach Municipal Park, Palm Beach

Commonly referred to as “mid-town beach,” this is one of Palm Beach’s two beautiful public beaches, kept pleasantly seaweed-free by the town. The area exudes Palm Beach at its finest: historical, beautiful and well-kept, making it a must-see.

Amenities: parking, barbecue grills and showers.

Lake Worth Municipal Beach, Lake Worth

If you're an early riser, bring your breakfast and watch the surfers or beachgoers. If you don’t feel like getting sand between your toes, enjoy the oceanfront pool for the best of both worlds. There's a casino (not for gambling, but for dining and entertainment) building close by with shops and restaurants for all-day fun.

Amenities: parking, barbecue grills, lifeguards on duty, showers, picnic tables and restrooms.

Lantana Park and Public Beach, Lantana

A nice place for a quiet day. Bring your favorite book and enjoy the serene atmosphere at the beach. Bring your lunch, or grab one at one of the neighboring restaurants.

Amenities include: parking, barbecue grills, lifeguards on duty, showers, picnic tables and restrooms.

Singer Island Municipal Beach, Riviera Beach

Singer Island Municipal Beach is one of the famous tourist attractions on Singer Island. You can sit by the promenade and take in the fantastic views, or enjoy a nice walk along the stretch of pristine white sand. Apart from that, the beach hosts a variety of local music festivals attended by one and all.

Amenities: parking, barbecue grills, lifeguards on duty, showers, picnic tables and restrooms.

Family Fun

Intracoastal Park, Boynton Beach

Along with manatee sightings, you can be sure to have access to a unique feature for non-motorized vessel launching. A veterans memorial is located at the entrance to the park. A 1/3-mile concrete path winds around a small lake with a floating fountain. When the park was built, the existing mangrove and native coastal planting areas in the southeast corner of the property were preserved.

Amenities: parking, barbecue grills, meeting space, recreation building, nature preserve, concessions, showers, pavilions, picnic tables, playground, restroom and volleyball.

Oceanfront Park, Boynton Beach

This 12-acre beach park got a facelift a few years ago, and families have found even more reason to flock to it for the lovely new Brazilian-walnut hardwood boardwalk, plethora of parking spots, and covered walkways and benches. Kids will get a kick out of the playground and large sea turtle sculpture, while grown-ups will appreciate that it was made of repossessed metal from an oil rig by a local artist. Free beach wheelchairs are available, as are umbrellas and lounge chair rentals for a small fee, and a concession dishes up sandwiches, salads, and snacks like ice cream.

Amenities: parking, lifeguards on duty, barbecue grills, concessions, showers, pavilions, picnic tables, playground and restrooms.

Red Reef Park, Boca Raton

Be entertained all day at Red Reef Park. A renovated boardwalk offers a pavilion, benches and a beautiful view of the ocean. At the end of the boardwalk is a brick walkway that extends to South Beach, and from there another walkway to the Palmetto Park pavilion. There's also a 9-hole golf course beside the ocean, and Gumbo Limbo Nature Center for the nature lovers.

Amenities: parking, lifeguards on duty, restrooms, and picnic area with grills.

DuBois Park, Jupiter

Historical. Fishing. Snorkeling. Large 18-acre park with a lot of activities. Recently renovated, it has plenty of picnic tables, shade trees and ample parking. Separated into two parts -- the picnic area, boat docking and a children’s swimming area on one end, a concrete walkway and lots of room for fishing on the other -- with a beautiful view of Jupiter Inlet and the boats coming and going. The historical Jupiter lighthouse can be viewed from both parts of the park.

Amenities: DuBois Pioneer Home, Indian mounds, parking, barbecue grills, lifeguards on duty, showers, picnic tables and restrooms.

Jupiter Beach Park, Jupiter

Volleyball. Surfing. Jetty. A large sandy beach that's clean and comfortable, this is a great place to relax and watch the waves run into the jetty. If you're the more active type, surf with the locals, play some volleyball or grab your fishing pole.

Amenities: parking, barbecue grills, lifeguards on duty, showers, picnic tables and restrooms.

Carlin Park, Jupiter

Massive beachfront park with so much to do, you might have to come back for more! This is a family-friendly park with plenty of parking and picnic tables, several playground areas, bocce ball court, mile-long bark-covered jogging track with “fitness stations” and an eatery (Loggerhead Cafe), all adjacent to the beach. The highlight for the kids is a visit at high tide when the water is swooshing through the sandstone rock formations at the north end of the beach.

Amenities: parking, barbecue grills, lifeguards on duty, showers, picnic tables and restrooms.

Renowned Beauty

Spanish River Park, Boca Raton

Known in earlier times as Boca Raton’s Lagoon, remnants of the meandering stream are still visible in the park. This massive and leafy park between Ocean Boulevard and the Intracoastal Waterway is a fine 95 acres of waterfront property, a vast grassy area, picnic tables, a 40-foot observation tower and well-shaded nature trails that are clearly loved by the locals who you’ll see jogging, fast-walking and strolling along here. Through three tunnels under Ocean Boulevard, you can walk to the wild beach, with nothing but sand dunes and surfers to distract you.

Amenities: parking, lifeguards on duty, restrooms and picnic area with grills.

Juno Beach Park, Juno Beach

A pristine park, perfect for a long walk or just lying around. Bring your furry friend, as this is an off-leash dog-friendly beach. Enjoy the view from the pier, and pick up a pole to see what you can catch! If you’re hungry after a day of fishing and sunbathing, grab a snack at the concession stand.

Amenities: parking, barbecue grills, lifeguards on duty, showers, picnic tables, restrooms, pier, and bait shop.

Loggerhead Park, Juno Beach

What better way to spend the day than learning about sea turtles, playing in the surf and sand, and then filling your belly at the local watering hole Loggerhead Café? They even serve breakfast if you like to stake your spot on the sand early!

Amenities: parking, barbecue grills, lifeguards on duty, showers, picnic tables, restrooms and Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, North Palm Beach

Nestled on a barrier island, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is the only state park in The Palm Beaches. Exploring almost two miles of pristine beach and swimming, snorkeling and fishing in the clear blue waters of the Atlantic are only the beginning of the fun you can have at this park. You can also take advantage of the many special events offered in the park throughout the year.

Amenities: kayaking, parking, barbecue grills, showers, picnic tables, nature center, gift shop, children’s playground and restrooms.

Ocean Reef Park, Riviera Beach

You can follow the boardwalk through and along the dunes to see all of the new renovations of this stunning park. There's plenty of sand on this wide beach to relax and enjoy the scenery. Up in the park area, there's a picnic pavilion, as well as grills and single picnic tables.

Amenities: parking, barbecue grills, lifeguards on duty, showers, picnic tables and restrooms.

Secret & Secluded

South Beach Park, Boca Raton

A popular beach that doesn’t get the traffic more developed beaches do, South Beach offers a lovely, lifeguard-patrolled coastline. Swimming attracts most folks, but you’ll find opportunity for snorkeling as well as birdwatching.

Amenities: parking and lifeguards on duty.

Ocean Ridge Hammock Park, Ocean Ridge

If you're looking for a quiet place to enjoy the palms, breeze and Atlantic Ocean, this is the beach for you. Bring what you need, and enjoy the Florida lifestyle in this secluded park.

Amenities: showers, fishing and parking.

Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream

The small reef offshore Gulfstream Park is perfect for snorkeling, and the limited parking ensures that you will have privacy. This is a perfect location to have a lazy day at the beach.

Amenities: playground, parking, barbecue grills, lifeguards on duty, showers, picnic tables and restrooms.

Atlantic Dunes Park, Delray Beach

Atlantic Dunes is nestled into an elevated wooded area on the beach side of A1A, one block north of Linton Boulevard. Handicapped parking is available next to the park, which has an accessible covered pavilion and restrooms. If you're looking for quiet and relaxation, you've found your place -- this park has a serene boardwalk and nature trail.

Amenities: parking, barbecue grills, showers, picnic tables and restrooms.

Phipps Ocean Park, Palm Beach

The park is lovely, with old trees, barbecue pits and plenty of shade. There's a patch of rocky shore, so bring your beach shoes if you want to explore!

Amenities: parking, barbecue grills, lifeguards on duty, showers and restrooms.

R.G. Kreusler Park, Palm Beach

A popular place for swimming, and you can easily walk to the shops. The boardwalk starts here, so take a leisurely stroll down to the pier.

Amenities: parking, showers, nearby shopping, restrooms.

Ocean Cay Park, Jupiter

It doesn’t matter if it’s July or January -- the Florida sun provides beach weather year-round, and Ocean Cay Park is a great place to enjoy it. The 13-acre park is a great place to stop and have lunch. With a lot of picnic tables, covered seating and bus parking, it’s good for large groups as well.

Amenities: parking, barbecue grills, lifeguards on duty, showers, picnic tables and restrooms.

Snorkeling & Water Sports

Ocean Inlet Park, Boynton Beach

Ocean Inlet is situated along the Intracoastal Waterway, and offers fishing, picnic pavilions and a playground. There's a marina offering boat rentals, with a café for concessions. Across the street from the parking and picnic areas, you’ll find 600 feet of guarded beach.

Amenities: boat slips, parking, barbecue grills, showers, picnic tables, volleyball, playground and restrooms.

Anchor Park, Delray Beach

Fun in the sun! Area attractions include restaurants, a recreational rental facility (kayaking is popular here) and shopping. At the south end of Delray Municipal Beach, there's plenty of white sand to dig your feet into and take a leisurely stroll.

Amenities: parking, barbecue grills, recreation rentals, showers, pavilions, picnic tables, playground and restrooms.

South Inlet Park, Boca Raton

Here the sand meets your toes and you can join a volleyball game, grab your fishing pole or enjoy the view of the jetty from your sunbathing spot. Your kids will have a safe place to monkey around on the playground when they tire of playing in the waves.

Amenities: parking, lifeguards on duty, restrooms and picnic area with grills.

Coral Cove Park, Tequesta

One of our more northern beaches, this one is perfect if you enjoy a quieter beach with great snorkeling. With 600 feet of guarded sandy real estate, this is a must-see in The Palm Beaches.

Amenities: parking, barbecue grills, lifeguards on duty, showers, picnic tables and restrooms.

Phil Foster Park, Riviera Beach

Yahoo! Travel recently named Phil Foster in its Top 12 Snorkeling Spots, and it's easy to see why. The Underwater Snorkel Trail is one of the world’s premier dive spots for beginner snorkelers and experienced scuba divers alike. The trail spreads across a two-acre area beneath the Blue Heron Bridge spanning the Lake Worth Inlet. Underwater photographers delight in the abundance of marine life, with frequent visits from stingrays, eels, giant starfish, brightly colored tropical fish and even an occasional octopus or manatee. Three submerged sculptures of hammerhead sharks, donated by artist and West Palm Beach resident Thomas McDonald, seemingly invite visitors to pose with them for underwater “shark selfies."

Amenities: snorkeling, boat dock, parking, barbecue grills, lifeguards on duty, showers, picnic tables and restrooms.

Peanut Island Park, Riviera Beach

Swimming. Pier. Historical. Those three words mean this is a little island with a lot to see. A water taxi service provides nautical transport for a small fee. For sun lovers, there is snorkeling, fishing and swimming for all levels. Enjoy the Palm Beach Maritime Museum and the historic John F. Kennedy Bunker if you need a break from the sun. Be sure to bring everything you need to make your visit comfortable, since there isn't a concession area on the island.

Amenities: barbecue grills, lifeguards on duty, showers, picnic tables and restrooms.