South Beach Park
Recently renovated, the Palmetto Park access point is walking distance to a vast array of options for food, be it breakfast, lunch or just a snack. It also has two park areas located adjacent to the pavilion, both are gated for your children’s safety. The best part about this beach is that there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy. With multiple bathrooms, parks, food/drink nearby and great people watching and easy access it’s the #1 pick for families.
Spanish River Park
With more parking than most stadiums, this park is home to multiple nature trails, a popular site for overnight camping (requests have to be approved by the Park Department in Boca), self-contained fires are allowed at this beach (pets are NOT). The grills, bathrooms and abundant parking along with a wonderful path which spans from Spanish River Boulevard and A1A south to Palmetto Park Road for biking, running, blading, makes this beach a popular stop for locals and visitors alike.
Red Reef Park
Another gem in the crown of Boca Raton, this park boasts a man made reef, a sixty seven acre adjoining nature/learning center, an observatory tower, trails, a golf course, multiple nature trails, two parks on the property one dedicated to younger children and the other providing something for older children to “sink their teeth into”. Besides the recent popularity of kite surfers to hang off this coast, its also home to snorkelers, beach divers and a host of pavilions, outdoor toys for small children and spacious bathrooms. If a day of cooking out, flying kites, watching surfers fly their own “kites”, learning about our local marine life, including the much beloved sea turtles is appealing to you, then Red Reef won’t disappoint. The only word of caution, come early, because parking fills up quickly.
South Inlet Park
Replete with a cranking fishing area, playgrounds for the 5-12 year old set, sheltered picnic grilling areas and a jetty, this beach park is a well-known haven for photographers from all over South Florida. The lighting here seems to be almost as perfect as the picturesque backdrop of the inlet and all the boats ferrying passengers to and from their aquatic adventures. Due to the spectacular scenery, photo shoots and locals, the parking at this venue is often lined up down A1A, so, come early, bring a cooler and relax while you bask in our trademark trade winds.
Boca Raton Resort & Club (Beach Club)
Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal, this private beach, positioned on the Boca Raton Inlet peninsula has EVERYTHING you could want for a memorable and luxurious day at the beach. With a dedicated adult pool, and two family pools (one just for the tiniest of little ones), poolside beverage and food service, a snack bar, a full scale bar, two restaurants on property as well as cabanas and private beach seating this BEST OF BOCA beach provides the backdrop for family fun at it’s height. Don’t worry if you aren’t a member, any guest of the hotel can hop a ferry to this beach goers paradise. Don’t worry if you forgot sunscreen, they’ll even apply it for you! http://www.bocabeachclub.com/
All 29.1 miles of Boca Raton are obviously not at or even near a beach. However, we do have some of the most spectacular coastline of pristine beaches in the southeast and more fine dining than most big cities. Step into the water, it’s warm……