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 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST and from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. DST.
For those wanting to watch the waves “live” before heading to the beach area, a high-resolution, time-lapse system webcam Opens a New Window. is located at South Beach Park Pavilion (East Palmetto Park Road and A1A). 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.