Find Your Perfect Beach

June 11, 2020

Pack your beach bag for a day chocked full of sandy treasures, salty air and sunshine.

With 47 miles of Atlantic coastline, and options ranging from family-friendly serene escapes and dog-friendly stretches to those with livelier atmospheres, it could be hard to choose where to begin. We are here to help with our recomendations of beaches you can enjoy - no matter who your beach buddy may be during your next getaway in or to The Palm Beaches. Below is just a sampling of a few of the beaches that make up the county’s award-winning coastline.  Don’t forget to bring your beach umbrella, beach chairs and plenty of snacks – you will want to stay a while!
 

Family-Approved

The following offer families guarded beachfronts and amenities that will enhance a beach experience from sunrise to sundown. 
 
Just a short distance to the water, this beach park is ideal for families seeking to get busy with shelling, and sand creations upon arrival. Restroom facilities and covered single-table picnic shelters with grills are also available, making it that much easier to spend a day under the sun. An exercise course and open fields await across the street and encourage additional time outdoors. 
 
Those who visit this sunny stretch of beach access can also explore the William O. Lockhart Municipal Pier as well as the park’s picnic facilities. Steps away, families who’ve worked up an appetite with hours of beach-side fun can enjoy a meal at Benny’s on Beach or at the restaurants located within the Lake Worth Casino Building & Beach Complex. 
Aerial view of Lake Worth Beach
 Aerial view of Lake Worth Beach Park, Pool and Casino Building & Beach Complex

Dog-Friendly

Bring your furry companion over to the below beaches for a sandy stroll or salty swim. The below will have your pet living their best lives, and we promise you’ll enjoy them, too! 
 
This 2.5-mile section of beach invites pet owners to enjoy a run, stroll, swim or take in the views with their four-legged friend. Spanning from beach marker #25 to #59, the designated beach offers dog waste bags at every crosswalk and plenty of space to stretch out at safe distances. 
 
Roll, race or play fetch at this petite pup-friendly beach during designated hours on Fridays through Sundays. Located at Spanish River Park between towers 18 and 20, local and visiting pups can enjoy beach access once owners purchase an annual permit or weekend permit.
 

Serene & Secluded

As the northernmost beach in the county, this quant and quiet site is most recognized by its unique limestone rock formations that line its shoreline and provide shelter to a wide variety of marine life. With additional formations beneath the water, this location is one of the most inviting for snorkeling. Make sure to bring your snorkel gear when you set out to visit this one! 
 
This park offers guarded beach for your comfort, restroom facilities and single table picnic areas with grills under the shade of the sea grape canopies. Pack your picnic lunch and beach chairs and get ready to rest and relax with your dose of sea breeze, sunshine, and sand beneath your toes. 
 

Lively Lounging

The following offer additional perks beyond the typical beach visit, from underwater treasures to open-air shopping strips with an ample selection of walkable restaurants. 
 
Located at the end of buzzing Atlantic Avenue, beach goers can expect to find the perks of a bounty of restaurants, unique mix of mom-and-pop shops and boutique stores all within walking distance. Nearby Sandoway Park offers restroom access and additional metered parking. When on the sand, the two-mile beach offers cabana and beach chair rentals, sailboat storage, and designated areas for swimming, surfing, sailing, and snorkeling. This beach was also voted “Best Beaches in Florida” by Travel & Leisure in 2020.
Delray Municipal Beach
Photo credit: Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority 

Come explore the marine wonder that lies beneath the surface at this unique park. Hugging the Intracoastal Waterway the park’s calm waters invite visitors to experience the underwater snorkeling trail. The park has become internationally recognized by scientists, scuba divers, underwater photographers, and snorkelers due to its abundance of marine life and was voted one of the “50 Best Dive Sites in the World” by PADI Sport Diver Magazine in 2013. Restroom facilities, fishing pier, boat docks, boat launching ramps and slips, will also add to a beach experience like no other.  
Snorkeler explores The Snorkel Trail at Phil Foster Park
Photo credit Mike Scott Photography  

 
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