It's no secret that Florida is one of the top travel destinations in the country. With remote island getaways, big-city beaches and family-friendly shores perfect for shelling and sand-castle building, Florida promises a beach for every visitor. Kick off your flip-flops and get ready to sunbathe and have some fun in paradise!
Find out which beaches made the must-see list. Take advantage of the Sunshine State’s surf, sun and sand at these top beaches in Florida.
Palm Beach is lined with palm trees and loaded with beautiful beachfront properties, high-end hotels and fancy resorts. This 16-mile-long, half-mile-wide island is the epitome of wealth and extravagance. In times past, it served as the winter home to the Vanderbilts, the Kennedys, the Rockefellers and other millionaires. True to form, the town still features some of Florida’s finest hotels, restaurants and shops, as well as beautiful beaches. Take an adventure and bike or head off on foot to the 6-mile Lake Trail that runs along the Intracoastal Waterways.
Each year, nearly 1 million people visit family-friendly Delray Beach to enjoy the 2-mile-long beach that’s ideal for fun beach activities, including sandcastle-building. Take a break from the beach and hit nearby Atlantic Avenue, lined with boutiques, seafood restaurants and the luxurious Seagate Hotel and Spa. From sailing and surfing to snorkeling and paddleboarding, water-sport lovers are in for a treat when visiting Delray. Delray was named "Most Fun Small Town in 2012".
Nestled on an Atlantic Ocean front barrier island, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is the only state park in Palm Beach County. Explore almost two miles of pristine beach and swimming, snorkeling and fishing in the clear blue waters of the Atlantic. Other amenities at the family-friendly park include the Nature & Welcome Center, Beach Outfitters Gift Shop, Kayak Rentals, a children’s playground, nature trails, and picnicking facilities. Recently voted "Best Outdoor Park."
Carlin Park in Jupiter proudly hosts 3,000 feet of guarded beach and has plentiful amenities. From bocce ball, tennis, sand volleyball, playgrounds, exercise running course, restroom facilities, picnic areas, shelters with grills and a cafe, there's a lot of recreation activities available at Carlin Park. The walking course boasts 20 exercise stations. Carlin Park is also home to the Seabreeze Amphitheater which offers many great events throughout the year.
This unique eighty acre tropical park is situated in the Intracoastal Waterway near the Lake Worth Inlet close to Phil Foster Park, the City of Riviera Beach, and the Port of Palm Beach. The park is a favorite destination for boaters and provides numerous recreational opportunities for visitors. Fishing and snorkeling are popular activities in the beautiful clear waters that surround the island.
This family-friendly beach is a great option! Lifeguards on duty daily and they have a large playground not far from the beach. Parking and restrooms aren't a problem. If you get hungry, no worries. In a quick stroll...there are several places to eat close-by.
Juno Beach is in northern Palm Beach County and is considered family-friendly and the best dog-friendly beach in the area. The 990-foot pier provides a perfect vacation pictures. There are separate areas to safety enjoy fishing, swimming, and surfing. There is a large parking area right off the beach entrance, as well as restrooms and picnic areas.
Boynton Beach Oceanfront Park is peaceful environment and is family-friendly. The park attracts residents and visitors alike with its spacious beach and boardwalk, as well as parking onsite and lots of shady areas. Beach chair and cabana rentals are available by the day or hour or easily grab a bite to eat at the Sand Dollar Grill. The park offers free handicap parking and beach wheelchairs close to the boardwalk for convenient beach access.
A small Tequesta beach located in the northernmost in Palm Beach County, is a hot-spot for snorkelers. In a short walk, you can enjoy the Blowing Rocks Nature Conservancy.
North of Ocean Ave on A1A, Hammock Park is a semi-secluded beach. A 5 min walk south will get you to the Boynton Beach park which is a larger beach park complete with bathrooms, showers, lifeguards, pavilions and a small jungle gym for children.
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