Beaches

2020-2021 Beach, Boat & Dog Permits available NOW for purchase at City Community Centers!

  • Boca Raton Community Center (next to City Hall)
    Monday-Friday 9am-8pm; Saturday 9am-4pm
  • Sugar Sand Park Community Center
    Monday-Friday 9am-8pm; Saturday & Sunday 9am-4pm
  • James A, Rutherford Community Center at Patch Reef Park
    Monday-Friday 9am-8pm; Saturday 9am-4pm
  • City beach, boat, and dog park/beach permit-holders are still encouraged to renew permits online. Facial coverings are required in all City facilities.

COVID-19 Update as of September 7, 2020:

City beaches are open sunrise to sunset. Beachfront parks and parking lots are open 8am to sunset for permit holders and patrons paying the daily rates. Bark Beach is also open to permit holders.

  • Limited restrooms will be open.
  • Lifeguards will be on duty.
  • All City of Boca Raton beach park playgrounds are open. 
  • Picnic pavilions are available on a first-come, first-served basis only, with capacity limitations.
  • Parties accessing the beaches shall follow CDC guidelines by limiting gatherings to no more than 10 persons and distancing themselves from other parties by 6 feet.

Beach parks include:

  • Spanish River Park    
  • Bark Beach at Spanish River Park    
  • Red Reef Park     
  • Gumbo Limbo Nature Center    
  • Alan C. Alford Golf Course at Red Reef    
  • South Beach Park    
  • South Beach Pavilion    
  • South Inlet Park


Boca Raton South Beach Pavilion

Boca Raton’s coast is known for its most priceless treasure: a two mile stretch of lifeguard protected beaches. This pristine beach area, isolated and serene, provides recreational use for the thousands who wish to spend time at the ocean or enjoying the various sand dunes spotted with sea oats and sea grapes.

Lifeguards

Lifeguards staff the beach 7 days a week, year-round, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time and from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM Daylight Standard Time.

Webcam

For those wanting to watch the waves “live” before heading to the beach area, a high-resolution, time-lapse system webcam is located at South Beach Park Pavilion (East Palmetto Park Road and A1A). View the footage HERE. Information is provided regarding beach conditions, water temperatures and weather reports via weather station WS1080, with updates every few minutes.

Accessibility

Beach mats are located at the middle tunnel of Spanish River and the boardwalk at South Beach Pavilion and can be used in a multitude of applications for individuals of all abilities, including pedestrians and wheelchairs. The approved mat placement is a straight length from the boardwalk or tunnel to the beach. These mats will be accessible all year long.

For physically challenged beachgoers, beach wheel chairs are available. Please speak to a Gate Attendant upon arrival.

Use the links on this page to find more information about the beachfront parks.