Boca Raton and Palm Beach County are zealously protective of their natural environment. Parks, wildlife preserves and other natural attractions abound.
From Palmetto Park Rd. north to Spanish River Rd. is a stretch of 4 parks and public beaches – South Beach Park, Red Reef Park and Golf Course, Spanish River Park, and the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center on the intracoastal side. South Inlet Park borders the southern end of the Boca Inlet. They provide a variety of amenities – picnic and barbecue areas, covered shelters, playgrounds, volleyball and boat dockage. Red Reef Golf Course is one of Boca’s public courses overlooking the beach and ocean, with some fabulous ocean views off fairways 1 and 2. Boca’s beaches are lined with native grasses, seagrape shrubs, palm trees, natural walkways and occasional shady gazebos. See our Parks and Recreation Section for more information on our parks and beaches.
A 2-mile stretch of A1A near Atlantic Blvd. in downtown Delray Beach provides a wide beach lined with natural dunes, grasses and palm trees. Facilities are available to rent small sailboats and the blue ocean waters are dotted with brightly colored sails.
Deerfield’s beaches are bustling with activity – featuring a popular fishing pier (for fishermen and pelicans), beachfront hotels, casual restaurants and beach shops. The wide sandy beaches and boardwalk are lined with an endless row of shady palm trees and gazebos.