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Phipps Ocean Park, Palm Beach, Florida

Phipps Ocean Park, Palm Beach, Florida

Ocean Boulevard, is a small park in the Palm Beach, Florida area with a rocky, narrow shoreline. This is really nice for locals and tourists alike, and it’s simple to see why. Phipps Ocean Park is much more than the typical Florida beaches. You will find playgrounds, tiki huts, grills, picnic tables and much more. The shallow aqua blue coast makes for a stunning Florida day for snorkeling, surf fishing and swimming.

The park is located 1.5 miles north of Lake Worth Beach, on the south end of Palm Beach. There are metered parking spaces, so plan on taking some change. Phipps is open from sunrise to sunset. There are lifeguards, restrooms, picnic tables, and showers – so you have full facilities here – great for family parties.

But this park is tiny, just 450 feet of oceanfront which is protected by lifeguards and pretty close to Lake Worth. And I love Lake Worth because I can get in a few hours of snorkeling the artificial reef they’ve built here. It’s good for diving, too, so if you have time in the area, check it out. Let me warn you though, these two beaches are not anything to get too excited about. Yes, they’re pleasant, but better beaches are in the area.

Phipps Ocean Park, Palm Beach, FloridaYou can drive from Palm Beach all the way to Boynton Beach but beware that this isn’t like California. When driving Ocean Boulevard (A1A) in search of that secluded wonderful beach, you’ll be hard pressed to find it. First there are no shoulders beside the road so you can’t pull over to figure out where you are (thank God for GPS.) And what I found worse was that the beach is gated off for the most part for the private pleasure of multimillionaires who only live here for a few days in the winter. If you think about it, the road just kind of moves you along as there is no where for you to stop.

Oh, and if you’re into golf, the Town of Palm Beach Par three Golf Program is the most uniquely created and prominent courses in Palm Beach, is open towards the public and is set correct within the intersection from the Intracoastal Waterway and also the Atlantic Ocean — so close that in case you swing well difficult you may send your ball sailing off to the sea. The rolling green hills set the stage for that 18-hole program with sand dunes, palm trees, lagoons, as well as wildlife as its natural obstacles. Every hole captures the majestic beauty from the Palm Beach landscape.

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