Boca Raton promises a two-mile wonderland of guarded beaches where you can fish, picnic, snorkel, and swim, including Spanish River Park, at 3001 N State Road A1A, Boca Raton, 33431, plus Red Reef Park, South Inlet Park, and South Beach Park.


Surfing or relaxing without the crowds. Spanish River’s beaches are clean and kicked back, and you’ll never have to fight for a spot to plant your beach umbrella or to ride a wave.

See, feel

On the west side of Boca Raton's Ocean Boulevard, Spanish River delivers a natural wonderland of fishing in the Intracoastal, bird watching and nature trails. Go east to traverse the tunnels under the road: the reward is a vast beach framed by verdant dunes. The sand’s the color of rich cocoa, and the water is usually rolling with waves, which will vary according to winds, tides and offshore systems.

You can expect to see kids playing in the sand or tossing a Frisbee, beachgoers cooling off in the water, and surfers offshore. When the dog park is open—in a restricted area of the beach—you can anticipate wagging tails, as well.

On or near the beach

At Spanish River you can relax, work on your tan, and take a stroll by the shoreline to search for multi-hued seashells. Or bring your surfboard and ride the waves. Even when surfs up, crowds are unknown.
Everyone in your posse is welcome—and that includes your pup, who can relish an off-leash beach romp at Spanish River’s Bark Park, open limited hours.

On the west side of Ocean Boulevard, nature awaits. Climb the 40-foot observation tower for a bird’s eye view of the park’s leafy and wild wonders; explore the shady nature trails; and picnic under the lush canopy of a banyan tree.
For blow-your-mind snorkeling, visit Red Reef Park.


Beach mats are located at the middle tunnel of Spanish River. Beach wheel chairs are available; please speak to a gate attendant when you arrive.


Park amenities and experiences include a bird observation area, a canoe/kayak launch, fishing, picnic areas with 116 grills and 126 tables, a lagoon, a nature trail, pavilion rentals, a playground, restrooms, and sand volleyball.


Lifeguards are on duty seven days a week, year-round, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Daylight Standard Time.


Spanish River offers 930 parking spaces. Here’s information about costs.

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