Mar-a-Lago

sights / Architecture

Lonely Planet review

The most famous mansion overlooking this stretch of surf and sand is Donald Trump's predictably over-the-top Mar-a-Lago, purchased in 1985 for a measly around US$8 million and soon turned into a private country club. It's best glimpsed as you drive over the bridge from West Palm towards the ocean.

The rest of the stretch is a nonstop parade of riches, though nearly every sprawling estate is well hidden by walls and privet hedges. Still, it's kind of fun when you can catch a look at part of a big ol' house, and the views you can occasionally get of the ocean are even better.