South Florida has an array of beautiful beaches for you to enjoy. Here is some information on what we believe is the best in the region.
Ocean Front Beach Park
Ocean Front Park, is a premier beach attraction in Palm Beach County. The park is located within walking distance of downtown Boynton Beach, which offers restaurants, boat charters, paddle boarding and jet ski rentals. Oceanfront Park provides visitors with a spacious boardwalk, on-site parking, handicap accessibility,playground, barbeque and picnic areas. The park also includes the Sand Dollar Grill with fresh, homemade food and beverage choices.
Ocean Ridge Hammock Park
North of Ocean Ave on State Road A1A, Hammock Park is a semi-secluded beach. Nestled in a raised green-canopied area with a wooden walkway and observation platform to the beach, it’s the perfect intro for those who want that serene beach experience. Bring your book, then lie back and enjoy.
Spanish River Park
This 95-acre park offers a mile and a half of beachfront, running from the ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway. This is an excellent place to swim, sunbathe, fish, walk, jog, canoe or kayak. There is a designated surfing area on the north end. To get to Spanish River Park, take Yamato Road east to Federal Highway, south to Spanish River Boulevard, then east to Ocean Boulevard and a short distance south. Amenities include restrooms, showers, picnic shelters with grills, a nature path and a large playground.
Delray Municipal Beach
This is one of the most accessible and beautiful beaches in South Florida and was selected by Travel Holiday magazine as the top public beach in the southeastern United States for swimming, and is one of the top 35 beaches in the country. Sand quality, water warmed by the gulf stream current, and safe waves were all cited as factors contributing to their choice of Delray Municipal Beach. The City of Delray Beach contracts a beach cleaning service and a cabana rental company to ensure year-round enjoyment of the municipal beach for residents and visitors. The municipal beach has five parks, with parking areas for automobiles, in addition to parallel parking along Ocean Blvd.
Atlantic Dunes Park
Atlantic Dunes Park in Delray Beach is one of just a few public shorelines in town. Located well enough south of the busy Atlantic Avenue area of town, Atlantic Dunes tends to be a much quieter spot for sunbathing and enjoying the surf. Parking for the beach is located on the west side of State Road A1A and is metered. Across the street, a boardwalk takes you up past showers and restrooms to picnic areas and a pavilion. The beach is guarded and also has “surf chairs” available for handicapped patrons who need access to the beach. The park is located north of Linton (there’s a bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway there and at Atlantic) on A1A.
Haulover Beach Park, Bal Harbour
Haulover Beach Park is probably the most popular government-sanctioned clothing optional beach in America. Situated south of Fort Lauderdale en route to Miami, Haulover Beach Park is nestled between the Intercostal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. It has pristine white sand shores, open ocean surf, various shaded picnic facilities, beautifully landscaped sand dunes, and concession stands. The beach is ideal for surfing as well as swimming. Because clothing is optional, some visitors remain clothed. The northern end of the beach is also gay-friendly. Parking costs $5 per vehicle. The parking lots open at about sunrise and close at sunset. There are pedestrian tunnels under Collins Avenue leading from the parking lots.