Beach & Boat Permits

Beginning Tuesday, May 26, 2020 beach permits will be available for purchase with new safety protocols.

For beach permit information, please view the eligibility requirements below.
Beach permits can be purchased and picked up at:

Boca Raton Community Center
150 Crawford Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Monday-Saturday, 9am-4pm

  • Curbside processing and pick-up will take place from the west entrance of the Boca Raton Community Center. The Community Center building remains closed to the public.     
  • For the health and safety of City staff and customers, all individuals must wear a face covering while speaking with City staff.     
  • Credit cards will be accepted only.  Cash payments will not be accepted.    
  • Customers will place all required documents on a clipboard.    
  • Staff will process the permit, place the documents, the permit and the receipt on the clipboard and give to the customer.    
  • The clipboard/pen will be wiped down with a disinfectant between customers.

Beach Park Locations

Beach park locations, hours and phone numbers.
Location Address Hours Days Phone
Red Reef Park
1400 N. State Road A1A
8am - Sundown*
7 days a week
561-393-7974
Spanish River Park
3001 N. State Road A1A
8am - Sundown*
7 days a week
561-393-7815
South Beach
400 N. State Road A1A
8am - Sundown*
7 days a week
561-393-7810

*Sundown is established by the U.S. Weather Bureau and is normally published in the weather section of the local newspaper.

Metered Parking Fees

Fees for metered parking at beach parks.
Location Time Hourly Rate
Palmetto Park Pavilion
Open/Close
1 hour max
$2 weekday
$3 weekend
Red Reef Park West
Open/Close
4 hour max
$2 weekday
$3 weekend
Spanish River Boulevard
5am - 10pm
4 hour max
$2 weekday
$3 weekend

Beach Parking Permit Information

Access to the various beaches is based upon where your property taxes are paid. If you live in an unincorporated area (roughly designated as West of the turnpike, and/or north of Clint Moore Road) your property taxes are paid in full to Palm Beach County, thus you are considered a county resident which results in access to South Beach Park only.

Daily Parking Permit Fees

Daily parking permit fees.
Park 7 Days a Week
​(Including Holidays) 
Red Reef & Spanish River
(Class 1 Vehicle)
$20
Red Reef & Spanish River
(Class 2 Vehicle)
$65
South Beach
(Class 1 Vehicle)
$20
South Beach
(Class 2 Vehicle)
$65

Annual Parking Permit Fees

Annual parking permit fees.
Residents Fee
City Residents
access to Spanish River, Red Reef, South Beach Park & Mizner Bark
$62 per year
Beach & Park District Residents
access to Spanish River, Red Reef, South Beach Park & Mizner Bark
$62 per year
County Residents
access to South Beach Park only
$62 per year

*HOLIDAYS: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Boat Launch & Recovery Permits

The City requires vehicles entering Silver Palm Park towing a watercraft trailer to obtain either an annual or daily permit. Unpermitted vehicles with watercraft trailers are subject to a $35 fine and towing at owner’s expense.

Daily Launch Permit Fees

Boat launch and recovery daily launch permit fees.
Residents Fees
Palm Beach County Residents
$25
Non- Palm Beach County Residents
$60

Annual Launch Permit Fees

Annual boat launch permit fees for Palm Beach County residents and non-residents.
Residents
Fees
Palm Beach County Residents
$60
Non-Palm Beach County Residents
$480

PLEASE NOTE: A single (one-day) visit will require the boater to obtain a daily permit at one of the locations listed prior to launching a watercraft. Permit must be hung on the rear view mirror, visible for review. A one-day visitor permit expires 24 hours after issuance.


Where to purchase permits:

Location
Address
Hours Mon-Fri
Hours Sat
Hours Sun
Boca Raton
Community Center
150 Crawford Blvd.
Boca Raton, FL 33432
9am - 4pm
9am - 4pm
CLOSED
James A. Rutherford
Community Center
@ Patch Reef Park
2000 W Yamato Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
TEMPORARILY CLOSED


Sugar Sand Park
Community Center
300 S Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33433
TEMPORARILY CLOSED


Locations to purchase Beach and Boat permits.