Updated January 27, 2017
Dreaming of a day (or week) basking in the golden sun, with a view of the crystal clear blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean and miles of white sandy shoreline to sink your toes in? Then a visit to Palm Beach County, home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, should be on top of your “must do” list.
Whether you are looking for quiet, secluded beach or one that is bustling with activities, restaurants and shops, Palm Beach County has it all. Our “Quick Guide” will provides highlights to 27 of the county’s best beaches.
Our quick guide to Palm Beach County beaches, lists the amenities, parking information and highlighted feature(s) for the beaches starting at the south county line and traveling up the coast the to northern border of the county.
1| South Inlet Park – 1100 S. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton
Family friendly beach located at the Boca Raton Inlet. Great beach for relaxing, fishing and enjoying the sun.
Amenities: Lifeguards, Restrooms, Outdoor Showers, Playground, Picnic Shelters, Picnic Pavilion (rental), Saltwater Fishing
Parking: Hourly – $3 weekdays; $4 weekends
2| South Beach Park – 400 N. State Road A1A, Boca Raton
Popular beach with surfers, boogie boarders and young families. There are a few restaurants and shops within walking distance to grab snacks or pick up beach gear.
Amenities: Lifeguards, playground, covered beach overlook, restrooms, outdoor showers
Parking: Metered parking: Hourly – $2 weekdays, $3 weekends. There is also metered parking along Palmetto Park Rd.
3 | Red Reef Park, 1400 N. State Road A1A, Boca Raton
Red Reef Park is also home to popular Gumbo Limbo nature center. Known for its “red” reef, this beach is perfect for great snorkeling. Popular beach with locals and young families.
Amenities: Lifeguards, restrooms, outdoor showers, picnic area with grills
Parking: Daily parking fee $15-$18, Annual Pass: $57
4 | Spanish River Park, 3001 N. State Road A1A, Boca Raton
Spanish River Park is one of the few beach parks that extends from the beach to the Intracoastal Waterway. Tunnels under A1A connect the beach area with the Intracoastal park area. Great family beach with lots of natural areas to explore.
Amenities: Lifeguards, restrooms, outdoor showers, picnic area with grills, nature trails, playground.
Parking: Daily parking fee $15-$18, Annual Pass: $57; Metered parking along Spanish River Blvd.
5| Atlantic Dunes Park, 1605 S. Ocean Boulevard, Delray Beach
This beach is equipped with a “Surf Chair” for handicapped individuals to enjoy the water. Beautiful wooden walkway and nature trail leads you to the beach through lush tropical mangroves. Less crowded than surrounding beach parks; perfect for relaxation.
Amenities: Lifeguards, restrooms, outdoor showers, picnic area with grills, nature trails, bicycle racks, boardwalk
Parking: Metered parking located across the street. Hourly rate: $1.50.
Anchor Park, Sandoway Park and Delray Municipal Beach: Three beach parks that comprise the strip known as Delray Beach
6| Anchor Park, 340 S. Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach
Popular beach with surfers, windsurfers, stand up paddle boarders. Beach rentals available. Look for the kites on windy days.
Amenities: Lifeguards, picnic area with grills, playground, restrooms, outdoor showers, vending machines
Parking: Metered parking- $1.50 per hour.
7| Sandoway Park, 200 S. Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach
Home to the historic Sandoway House Nature Center — $5 admission.
Amenities: Lifeguards, restrooms, outdoor showers
Parking: Metered parking – $1.50 per hour
8| Delray Municipal Beach, Ocean Blvd. at E. Atantic Avenue, Delray Beach
Listed as one of South Florida’s top public beaches, this active beach attracts all ages. Restaurants, bars and quaint shops are all within walking distance. Home to iconic “Boston’s On The Beach”, this vibrant beach has it all.
Amenities: Lifeguards, beach rentals, restroom, outdoor showers, sailboat storage
Parking: Metered parking – $1.50 per hour
9| Gulf Stream Park 4889 N. Ocean Blvd., Gulf Stream
Secluded, pristine beach attracts visitors looking for a more low key day away from the crowds of busy Delray Beach.
Amenities: Lifeguards, restrooms, outdoor showers, picnic areas with grills, playground, saltwater fishing
Parking: Free parking
10| Boynton Beach Ocean Front Park, 6415 N. Ocean Blvd., Ocean Ridge
This beach is equipped with sand wheelchairs for mobility challenged individuals. Popular beach with local families.
Amenities: Lifeguards, BBQ grills, benches, bike rack, concession building, showers, drinking fountain, pavilions, picnic tables, playground, restroom, volleyball court
Parking: $10 daily; Annual pass – $50 year/residents, $200 year/non-residents
11| Ocean Inlet Park, 6990 N. Ocean Blvd., Ocean Ridge
Popular beach with local families and boaters. Located at the Boynton Beach inlet, this beach park boasts one of the area’s best non-pier fishing spots. Perfect beach to experience the “Salt Life” of South Florida.
Amenities: Lifeguards, restrooms, outdoor showers, picnic area with grills, picnic shelter, playground, marina with boat slip rentals, jetty.
12| Lantana Public Beach, 100 N. Ocean Blvd., Lantana
Long and narrow beach with boardwalk and restaurant. Popular beach for snorkeling.
Amenities: Lifeguard, restrooms, showers, picnic area with grills, pavilion (rental), playground, oceanfront boardwalk.
Parking: Metered parking – $1.50 per hour
13| Lake Worth Municipal Casino & Beach Complex, 10 S. Ocean Blvd., Lake Worth
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This beach ranks as one of Palm Beach County’s top beach spots. There are lots of activities for all ages. Popular beach for weddings/special events. This is also one of the county’s best surfing and boogie boarding beaches. If you’re looking for an active beach, this one’s for you.
Amenities: Lifeguards, restrooms, showers, playground, picnic areas, grills, fishing pier, beach concession rentals, restaurants, beach shop and 3,000 sq. ft. ballroom for rent.
Parking: Metered parking Annual resident parking permit $42.40
14| R.G. Kreusler Park, 2882 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach (Just North of Lake Worth Pier)
A hidden gem, this quiet and relaxing park is located just north of the more active Lake Worth Pier.
Amenities: Lifeguards, restrooms, outdoor showers, saltwater fishing
Parking: Hourly – $2
15| Phipps Ocean Park 2201 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach
The narrow shoreline with natural rock formations makes this beach a top spot with snorkelers. Perfect beach to explore without the large crowds.
Amenities: Lifeguards, restrooms, showers, picnic area with grills, tennis center
Parking: 2-hr limit for free parking; metered parking available
16| Midtown Public Beach, Worth Ave & N. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach
Beautiful, pristine public beach in the heart of ritzy Palm Beach. There are no public amenities, but it is the perfect beach for those who want a more relaxed, upscale and secluded beach day.
Amenities: Lifeguards (no restrooms)
Parking: Hourly – $5.
17| Peanut Island (accessible by boat only), Palm Beach Inlet & Intracostal Waterway
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This is one of the country’s most unique public beach parks. Access is by boat only, and it is one of Palm Beach County’s most popular island/beach destination. Weekends become the party place for local boaters. The island is also home to the Palm Beach Maritime Museum and the Kennedy Bunker.
Amenities: 80-acre tropical park, restrooms, outdoor showers, picnic areas, overnight camping facilities, boat docks
Getting There: By private boat or by water taxi service
18| Singer Island Municipal Beach, 2511 Ocean Drive, Riviera Beach
Beautiful public beach close to resorts, restaurants and shops. Perfect for those seeking an active day at the beach.
Amenities: Lifeguards, restrooms, showers, volleyball, tennis courts, playground, picnic area, Ocean Mall/Boardwalk with restaurants, cabana service, beach rentals (including kayaks).
Parking: Information NA
19| Ocean Reef Park, 3860 N. Ocean Drive, Riviera Beach
This beautiful beach features an artificial reef for those wishing to enjoy a day of snorkeling.
Amenities: Lifeguards, restrooms, showers, picnic areas with grills, playground
20| John D. MacArthur State Park, 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive, North Palm Beach
This is the only State Park in Palm Beach County that has a beach front. No lifeguards on duty. The park attracts visitors from all over South Florida looking for eco-adventure and pristine beaches. Kayaking through the mangroves is a “must do” when visiting this amazing park.
Amenities: Boardwalk, beach tram service, playground, picnic areas, snorkeling, nature center, nature trails, kayak center and rentals
Parking: Daily – $5
21| Logger Head Park, 14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach
This beautiful beach park is also home to the Loggerhead Marine Life Center and the Celestial Railroad Historical Marker. Popular beach and perfect for young families. This beach is also equipped with a beach wheelchair for those with physical disabilities.
Amenities: Lifeguards, restrooms, showers, picnic area with grills, picnic shelters, pavilion (rental), playground, natural trail, activity building, beach wheelchair, tennis courts, bike paths
22| Juno Beach Park, 14775 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach
This is one of the area’s top spots for surfing. Beautiful beach to kick back, relax and watch the surfers catch 10. The fishing pier is also popular with local anglers.
Amenities: Lifeguards, restrooms, showers, picnic shelters, fishing pier, snack and bait shop
23| Ocean Cay Park, 2188 Marchinski Road, Jupiter
Beautiful, unspoiled stretch of beach in northern Palm Beach County. Popular with locals looking for a relaxing day at the beach.
Amenities: Lifeguard, restrooms, showers, picnic shelters, pavilion (rental), volleyball, fishing
24| Carlin Park, 400 S. State Road AIA, Jupiter
This popular beach also makes the list as one of Palm Beach County’s best public beaches. Perfect beach park for those seeking outdoor activities. This park even has a bocce ball court.
Amenities: Lifeguards, restrooms, showers, fishing, picnic areas with grills, pavilion (rental), playground, walking/exercise trails, bocce courts, sports fields, tennis courts, sand volleyball, amphitheater, cafe.
25| Jupiter Beach Park, 1375 Jupiter Beach Road, Jupiter
Another one of Jupiter, Florida’s spectacular beaches, the Jupiter Beach Park is located at the Jupiter Inlet. This beach is popular with surfers and boogie boarders.
Amenities: Lifeguards, restrooms, showers, picnic area with grills, pavilion (rental), volleyball, fishing, jetty
26| DuBois Park, 19075 Dubois Road, Jupiter (Intracoastal Beach)
This lush tropical beach park is popular with families, boaters and snorkelers. When you visit, be sure to see the Historical Indian mound site.
Amenities: Guarded snorkeling lagoon, boat ramp, boat slips, fishing, jetty, picnic areas with grills, pavilion (rental), playground
27| Coral Cove Park, 1600 Beach Road, Tequesta
This beach park stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway. Uncrowded beach perfect for a quiet relaxing day.
Amenities: Lifeguard, restrooms, showers, picnic area with grills, playground, fishing
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