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Lantana Beach

Palm Beach, FL
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Lantana Beach, Palm Beach FL

Description

Lantana Beach is a great beach for a long walk. It is long and narrow with a seawall backed by fancy hotels, one with Spanish architecture, turrets, and an abundance of palms. The condos here are not ugly like in other parts of Florida. The water is calm and serene, with little bouncy waves. People swim while others lounge on the hotel chairs set up on the beach. Cafe-goers walk down the wooden steps to the beach and take photos of the sky and sea. Shells line the shore. The sand is pale, clean, and soft. On weekends, families fill the beach with colorful umbrellas, spades, and buckets. You can snorkel near to shore in the crystal clear water and see hundreds of tropical fish gathered around the rocks. We went swimming in February and the water was blissfully warm!
Behind the beach there is a playground with tall slides amidst lovely palms that curve lazily toward the ground.
Dune Deck Cafe has sublime views out to sea, and looks like a very casual place with standard food.
For a delicious treat, go west over the drawbridge to the 200 block of Ocean Avenue in Lantana town, walk around and grab a pastry at Palm Beach Bakery and Cafe. It's so pleasant to sit outside in the shade at the outdoor tables of this little Finnish bakery watching the world go by. Just north of Lantana Beach, Lake Worth Beach has everything a holiday beach should have: pier, promenade, restaurants on the dune, restaurant on the pier, ice cream shop, and playground with blue-green ocean view.

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Sunny Saturday morning in February at Lantana Beach. Bliss!
Sunny Saturday morning in February at Lantana Beach. Bliss!
Rock climbing wall and toddler playground in the park at Lantana Beach.
Rock climbing wall and toddler playground in the park at Lantana Beach.
Huge playground in the park at Lantana Beach.
Huge playground in the park at Lantana Beach.
Swings in the park behind the beach.
Swings in the park behind the beach.
Toddler playground and wonderful bending palms.
Toddler playground and wonderful bending palms.
Picnic table and palm trees.
Picnic table and palm trees.
Bent palms at the park behind the beach.
Bent palms at the park behind the beach.
A young mother and child head toward the clear water.
A young mother and child head toward the clear water.
This is living!
This is living!
Happy beachgoers.
Happy beachgoers.
High surf, with waves washing up under the stairs!
High surf, with waves washing up under the stairs!
Waves swallowing up the beach on a wild November day.
Waves swallowing up the beach on a wild November day.
The color of the water is magic!
The color of the water is magic!
Blissful colors...
Blissful colors...
Waves washing up to the stairs.
Waves washing up to the stairs.
Clear turquoise water.
Clear turquoise water.
Jellyfish on the sand on a November day.
Jellyfish on the sand on a November day.
Lifeguard shack at Lantana Beach.
Lifeguard shack at Lantana Beach.
A couple strolls along the shore.
A couple strolls along the shore.
Chairs outside the Ritz-Carlton.
Chairs outside the Ritz-Carlton.
Mother and child at the beach.
Mother and child at the beach.
You don't want to mess with these blue bottles! Luckily, they are usually only around in winter.
You don't want to mess with these blue bottles! Luckily, they are usually only around in winter.
Enjoying a meal right over the water at Dune Deck Cafe.
Enjoying a meal right over the water at Dune Deck Cafe.
People enjoying a winter day at Lantana Beach.
People enjoying a winter day at Lantana Beach.
Kids playing in the sand.
Kids playing in the sand.
Boardwalk in front of Dune Deck Cafe.
Boardwalk in front of Dune Deck Cafe.
Having a swim in the many hues of blue.
Having a swim in the many hues of blue.
You can hear the shells make a tinkling sound as the waves wash in and out. This is the best sound on earth!
You can hear the shells make a tinkling sound as the waves wash in and out. This is the best sound on earth!
I love these fat palms in the parking lot.
I love these fat palms in the parking lot.
 

Directions

Lantana Beach is located where E. Ocean Ave dead ends at the sea, in Lantana. There is a large parking lot where you pay a quarter for 10 minutes. Dune Deck Cafe is located here as well.
Exit Highway 95 at Lantana Rd and head toward the ocean. Turn right on Dixie Hwy and then turn left on Ocean Ave and keep driving until the end. At the end, turn left into the parking lot. You will need a lot of quarters for the meters.
Dune Deck Cafe, 100 N Ocean Blvd, Lantana, FL 33462, call (561) 582-0472

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Last Updated Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:34:46 GMT