Palm Beach beaches are some of South Florida’s best liquid assets. In a place where the Palm Beach mansions and chic shopping districts accompany endless sunny days, the beaches have their own charm. Nearly 50 miles of Atlantic Ocean shoreline plus a meandering mix of waterways means that Palm Beach has plenty of beaches to enjoy. The whole gamut of beach experiences are waiting in Palm Beach County, from laid-back beachcombing to the adventures of diving. The conditions are ideal for hitting the beach in towns throughout the county, with temperatures averaging 75 degrees. The Gulf Stream currents warm the ocean, making these waters especially delightful for swimmers and snorkelers. Of course, this is just the beginning of the adventures. If you want to shove away from shore, there are a myriad of opportunities for soaking in the sun, including with a fishing pole in hand or from the deck of a multi-masted sailboat.
One of Palm Beach County’s favorite beach destinations welcomes more than one million people a year. The town of Delray Beach boasts two miles of public beaches, along with two parks—Delray Municipal Beach and Atlantic Dunes Park. This collection of beaches was rated as a Blue Wave Beach, a rarity for Florida beaches, thanks to city and its squad of lifeguards who work hard to make sure its beaches are clean and safe. With cabana rentals and frequent visitor amenities along these Palm Beach beaches, it’s easy to relax and enjoy the best of Delray Beach.
West Palm Beach
One of the oldest cities in Florida, West Palm Beach was established in 1894, two years before Miami became a city. Rest assured that the early settlers spent plenty of time at the beach. Today, West Palm Beach continues to bring people to its shores. Here, you’ll find a stretch of quiet beaches where people enjoy the warm waters and sunny days. West Palm Beach is also a top place for fishing and the starting point for many sailing adventures along the Intracoastal Waterway and beyond.
A friendly laid-back beach town on a barrier island, Juno Beach lies just to the north of West Palm Beach with plenty things to do. Nearly half the town is set aside for parks and beaches—meaning there’s plenty of room to stretch out and really enjoy these Palm Beach beaches. Both Juno Beach Park and Loggerhead Park are staffed by lifeguards year-round. The namesake loggerhead turtles are frequent visitors to the beaches of Juno Beach and a delight to visitors. The town is also home to a pier, a perfect place for a stroll or watching the sunset slip beneath the surface of the ocean.
Named for Paris Singer, the son of the magnate behind the sewing machine empire, Singer Island looks every inch a tropical island with the turquoise waters, palm trees, and endless blue skies. Many Florida resorts line the beaches of Singer Island, offering easy access to these pristine beaches. Of course you don’t have to stay on the island to appreciate its Palm Beach beaches. No matter what part of Palm Beach County you’re staying in, it’s not long to this lovely little sunny paradise and its beaches.