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Palm Beach at a Glance

Coastal Cities
Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Briny Breezes, Delray Beach, Gulf Stream, Hypoluxo, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Jupiter Inlet Colony, Lake Worth, Lantana, Manalapan, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Ocean Ridge, Palm Beach Shores, South Palm Beach, Tequesta
Popular Spot West Palm Beach
Sandy Beaches 45.3 miles
Public Accesses 157
Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail 17 sites
State Parks & Lands Acres
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park 438
Jonathan Dickinson State Park (Martin) 11,458
Loxahatchee River-Lake Worth Creek Aquatic Preserve (Martin) 9,000
Jensen Beach to Jupiter Inlet Aquatic Preserve (St. Lucie, Martin) 22,000
Federal Lands Acres
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge 143,953
Bays & Inlets
Jupiter Inlet
Rivers & Paddling Trails
Loxahatchee River, Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail segments (Pompano Beach/Lake Worth and Palm Beach/Loxahatchee)

Palm Beach County is known for its sprawling miles of pristine coastline and world famous golf courses. Palm Beach County marks the beginning of the South Florida Metropolitan Area. Golfing, surfing, fishing, sun bathing, shopping and fine dining are just some of the attractions that Palm Beach County has to offer.

A long coastline dotted with many well kept cities, Palm Beach County has plenty of different venues and opportunities to offer beach goers. Each coastal town from Tequesta to Boca Raton has a unique appeal, amenities and picturesque downtowns. Multiple inlets attract diverse sea life and provide prime fishing locations throughout the county. Palm Beach is the winter home of a famous equestrian and polo scene. There are many horse trails and guided tours to choose from. There are over four dozen golf courses that range in difficulty, many with international acclaim.

Palm Beach County was created in 1909, and aptly named for its vast amount of palm trees and beaches. A historic relic, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse was built in 1860. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is now a museum with wonderful views of the surrounding areas. There are many unique cultural and historic districts throughout the county where art, history and shopping intersect.

Palm Beach County's beaches and coastal areas provide crucial habitat to a diversity of wildlife. Various types of sea turtles utilize these beaches to lay their eggs. The Loggerhead Marinelife Center participates in research and rehabilitation of these animals along with an educational center for visitors. Wood storks and Florida scrub jays are commonly found along the coastal areas. Intricate strangler figs and gumbo limbo trees are found along with the massive amounts of palm trees for which the county is named. John D. MacArthur Beach State Park's Nature Center offers visitors a glimpse into the Palm Beach coastal ecosystems with live exhibits and an educational video.

Enjoy a game of golf, a stroll on the beach, an evening of fine dining and nighttime entertainment, an afternoon of shopping in a unique downtown area, a bike ride down the coast, a morning of surfing and snorkeling, or a day at the spa in Palm Beach County.

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Last updated: October 28, 2015

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