Boca Raton South Beach Pavilion

Spanish River Beach Pavilion in Boca RatonPLEASE NOTE: 

The Spanish River beach entrance located at Spanish River Boulevard and A1A, will be closed July 1, 2021 from 7am - 6pm to undergo repairs. The pavilion at the entrance will be removed as it sustained damage from a car accident. Beachgoers are encouraged to use the beach entrances through Spanish River Park located at 3001 N. State Road A1A, Boca Raton, FL 33431. The pavilion will be reconstructed in fiscal year 2022. The beach entrance will reopen on July 2, 2021, weather permitting.

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 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.


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.


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.

2020-2021 Beach, Boat & Dog Permits available 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.