5 of the Best Beaches in Palm Beach
Come on, you live in Florida. You have plenty of white, sandy beaches surrounding you. However, deciding which beach to visit is like choosing a favorite flavor of ice cream—you wish you could just have them all. If you’re looking for some of the best beaches around West Palm Beach, look no further than our top five favorites.
You can’t visit or live in West Palm Beach without visiting the actual Palm Beach. Just a short drive from home, this beautiful coastline features white sand and plenty of room for activities. Keep your eyes peeled for a glimpse of the rich and famous residents of this island and don’t forget to explore the shopping and restaurants after you leave the beach.
This 80-acre, man made island is located near the Palm Beach inlet. Jump in your boat to get there as this is sea-accessible only. Don’t have a boat? Ride the Peanut Island Shuttle that takes visitors back and forth from the Riviera Beach City Marina every twenty minutes. This island offers fishing and snorkeling for the day-traveler and even has camping opportunities for those who want a full weekend getaway. While there aren’t any peanuts grown on the island, you can satisfy the rumble in your tummy by ordering from Palm Beach’s only boat pizza delivery service as you enjoy the park amenities.
Less than 15 minutes away is Juno Beach, a guarded area with plenty of amenities. The 990-foot fishing pier offers ample space to cast a rod. Stroll along the wide beach to one of the covered picnic areas or use the restrooms and showers after a dip in the warm water. Continuing south on Juno Beach, you come across the Loggerhead Park and Marinelife Center, featuring even more activities for the whole family.
John D MacArthur State Park
This state park protects over 400 acres of natural land including threatened species of plants and animals. A walk down the boardwalk takes you to a beach unparalleled in beauty (and not often crowded!). There is a nature center with clean restrooms, scheduled educational programs, and snorkeling gear and kayak rentals are available on-site.
Atlantic Dunes Park
For those looking to get away from the city, head South to Atlantic Dunes Park. This Delray Beach area is a celebratory mixture of ocean, dunes, and tropical forest. Wander through the trees to the soft sand. This is the perfect beach for relaxing, reading, and enjoying the serene environment surrounding you.