Fun central in a walkable city with an artsy vibe and great food. Delray Municipal Beach is a mellow nirvana of sand and surf, offering a watery playground for sports of all kinds. Located in a charming, upscale village brimming with al fresco bistros, hip pubs and eclectic shops, this beach is ideal for families, couples, friends and adventurers.
Delray Beach welcomes visitors with graceful palms, expansive dunes, a generous beach thick with light brown sand, and a vast panorama of blue ocean and surf. Umbrellas, cabanas and chairs invite you to sit down and enjoy the day, while sailboats lined on beach, paddleboarders, and wind surfers pay homage to Delray’s adventurous spirit. Everyone has a place here: active older adults, toddlers, teens, couples and young people. As you can imagine, it’s popular, so you can anticipate some crowds on weekends, but you’ll always have room to spread out your beach towel. Expect some waves, which will vary depending on the tides, winds and offshore systems.
On or near the beach
Designated specific use areas on Delray Beach are set up for swimming, surfing, volleyball, sailing, wind surfing, snorkeling, with two recreational areas for kite flying, Frisbees, paddleball, and the like. Rent the sports gear you need—a Hobie Cat, paddleboard, surfboard, snorkeling gear or kayak—from Delray Beach Watersports.
At the North end of Delray Beach, at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and A-1-A, you’ll find an elevated, covered pavilion as well as an access mat that extends out onto the beach. Handicap parking is located on A-1-A next to these facilities. Across Atlantic Avenue, Sarah Gleason Park includes an accessible restroom. Delray Beach invites visitors with limited mobility to enjoy surf wheelchairs, free of charge, on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a two hour time limit. For additional information on the surf chairs call Ocean Rescue at (561) 243-7352.
Here's more accessibility information.
Sailboat Storage, volleyball courts, showers, bicycle racks, surfboard racks, picnic tables, and water fountains. Located immediately across the street, Sarah Gleason Park is complete with restrooms. Oceanside Beach Service offers beach rentals, including umbrellas, chairs and cabanas. You don’t need a reservation, just pick out where you’d like to sit and the attendant will take care of you.
Seasonal. Here’s where you can find lifeguard locations and hours.
The Municipal Beach has five metered parking areas as well as parallel parking along Ocean Blvd. Here’s more information and options.