Public Beach

Gold Coast

A hip gathering spot for young locals and visitors with excellent surf for swimming and life guards. Coin-operated parking meters charge $1.25 per hour.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Gold Coast attractions

1. Atlantic Dunes Park


Has 7 acres of shorefront, clean restroom facilities, volleyball courts and picnic areas.

2. Cornell Art Museum

1.91 MILES

Housed in the restored 1913 Delray Elementary building within Old School Square, this charming museum hosts rotating exhibits featuring an eclectic mix of…

3. Old School Square

1.93 MILES

Otherwise known as Old School Square, this highly successful preservation project encompasses Delray's 1913 elementary school, 1925 high school and 1926…

4. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

4.83 MILES

Boca's best asset is this stretch of waterfront parkland. It's a preserve of tropical hammock and dunes ecosystems, and a haven for all manner of sea…

5. Red Reef Beach

5.42 MILES

Sadly Hurricane Sandy buried most of the artificial reef in 2012, but this beach – one of three in the area – is still tops for water-lovers. There are…

6. Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens

5.51 MILES

Japanese immigrant and pineapple farmer Sukeji 'George' Morikami, a member of the original Yamato settlement of Delray, donated his spectacularly…

7. Boca Raton Museum of Art

5.77 MILES

In Mizner Park, this elegant museum showcases the minor works of modern masters such as Picasso, Chagall and Modigliani (note: these may rotate). It also…

8. Mizner Park

5.81 MILES

Since Boca lacks a cohesive downtown, Mizner Park generally serves as the city's center. At the north end, the Count de Hoernle Amphitheater accommodates…