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Palm Beach County Beaches 2013

Monday, March 4th, 2013

As the oldest resort destinations in the United States and one of the first such destinations to offer beach “bathing” in the ocean,  Palm Beach offers a wide variety of beaches. Palm Beach is the Eastern most point in the state of Florida and protrudes out into the warm waters of the Gulf Stream, which is comes up from the Caribbean. The result is that the water here is a crystal clear blue and turquoise which stays warm year round. For many decades, the beaches of Palm Beach were considered to be medicinal. Here are some beach recommendations:

My favorite beach to relax, John D MacArthur Beach State Park, is nestled on Singer Island and is the only state park in Palm Beach County.  It is an environmental treasure, featuring two miles of pristine beach and swimming, snorkeling and fishing in the clear blue waters of the Atlantic. Other amenities include a nature center, gift shop, children’s playground, nature trails, kayak rentals, and picnicking facilities. On April 21st, enjoy an afternoon of Blue Grass as Nathan Rich and the “Untold Riches” bring their foot-stompin’ and hand-clappin’ music to the park’s amphitheater.

For a beach with more activities and infrastructure,  the Lake Worth Municipal Beach is one of the most popular beaches for locals, both for the young and the young at heart. The 1922 Lake Worth Casino and Beach Complex, which will re-opened after a multi-million dollar restoration on March 01st, 2013. The charming facility, which is unique for South Florida, offers a new oceanfront park, new restrooms and picnic facilities, restaurants, ice cream parlor, beach shop and regularly scheduled events and activities.  In addition, the Lake Worth Municipal Pier with the famous “Benny’s on the Beach restaurant, continues to be a popular tourist attraction for visitors and fishermen alike. www.lakeworth.org

Finally, Delray Beach offers the unique combination of an “Old Florida” small town located directly on some of the nicest beaches in South Florida.  Atlantic Avenue, which ends directly at the public beach, is the famous main street of Delray Beach and offers beach goers a wide selection of restaurants, shops other attractions to combine with a day at the beach.

Inside Tip:  Located just off the beach in the town of Palm beach, take a history walking tour of Worth Avenue. Lasting about 1 hour, the tour discusses the history of America’s oldest luxury boutique shopping district, including its influence of architecture and fashion in the high society and the development of the legendary social scene.  www.worth-avenue.com.

When choosing your accommodations for your stay, you may want to consider the Bed and Breakfast Inns of the area.   Palm Beach Historic Inn is located on Palm Beach.   Popular in West Palm Beach is Palm Beach Hibiscus, Grandview Gardens and Casa Grandview all within walking distance of City Place, a downtown destination itself.   When staying in Lake Worth look into the Sabal Palm House or the Mango Inn.  Both Lake Worth inns are within a reasonable distance from Delray Beach.

Some of Florida’s Best Places

Saturday, May 26th, 2012
mission san luis Tallahassee Florida

Mission San Luis.

Best of the Road was born from a collaboration between Rand McNally and USA TODAY. The aim is to find and share the most interesting stops along the country’s highways and byways. Reviewers share their favorite small towns, pit stops, restaurants, and other points of interest.

Florida makes the list again and again, with towns, cities, and many fun spots. The Best of the Road is just one more reason to plan a Florida Vacation. We hope you’ll stay in Florida Bed and Breakfasts when you do.

In the running for 2012 Best Small Town in America: (more…)

Delray Beach Turns 100

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
beach at night during lunar eclipse

Delray Beach during a lunar eclipse.

The charming community of Delray Beach, in Southeast Florida, is 100 years old this year. It’s come a long way since it was first settled in 1911, but it still embraces and celebrates its history. Consider spending some time in Delray Beach, Florida Bed and Breakfasts while you explore this interesting town.

Less than a decade ago, Delray Beach was a sleepy community nestled midway between Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. Those who knew it appreciated its beautiful (and uncrowded) beaches, lovely historic architecture, and relaxing atmosphere. It still has all those attributes, but it has blossomed into something more.

Delray Beach today boasts a main street with more than 100 galleries, boutiques, cafes and eateries. The cuisine in Delray Beach is top notch and varied. Enjoy pan-Asian food with flair and drinks in the glass atrium at Buddha Sky Bar; relax with a glass of wine and traditional French fare at Cafe de France; tuck into plates of fresh, organic food at Ciao Sidewalk Cafe; and feast on tasty steak at sleek, modern Cut 432. If none of these are to your liking, fear not – there are dozens more restaurants in Delray Beach.

The Delray Beach Art District is comprised of more than 20 art galleries featuring glass work, fine arts, sculpture and more. The events calendar  is filled with wine tastings, art shows, historic trolley tours, and concerts. A handful of nightclubs allow the energetic to dance until (almost) dawn.

Delray Beach is worth getting to know. Make yourself at home in a Delray Beach, Florida Bed and Breakfast. You won’t regret it.

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