Spanish River Park, Boca Raton
||Palm Beach, FL|
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Spanish River Park is a beautiful park across from the beach which also serves as parking for the beach. Huge wide trees abound, over slightly grubby sand dotted with picnic tables. There is abundant shade which keeps you cool. A new playground with swings, two small structures, and little plastic pine tree sculptures to hide behind is a fun place to hang out with kids.
The problem with Spanish River Park and Boca Raton in general is that it costs $18 to park here on weekends, $16 on weekdays. How ridiculous is this? If I were to go on vacation I'd choose from the multitude of gorgeous Florida towns such as Singer Island or Lantana that are more accessible. All along the beachfront there is nowhere to pull over to see the beach or the intracoastal. The beachfront is super built up with condos and there are no parks or public areas, except the expensive beach parking areas. Inland from the beach it is one stark strip mall after another filled with expensive snooty cafes. Also the lighthouse nearby, in Hillsboro Beach, is not even accessible but is blocked off by a gated community of homes!!
If you desire somewhere nearby that is more enjoyable, check out Deerfield Beach or Delray Beach.
South Inlet Park, slightly south of this park, yet still in Boca Raton, is right on the beach and a little more affordable, at $3 an hour. It fills up fast so come early. It also has a nice playground with swings.
Red Reef Park and South Beach Park are equally as expensive as Spanish River Park.
There are some fantastic, free playgrounds inland in Boca Raton. Check out Patch Reef Park and Sugar Sand Park.
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Spanish River Park is located at 3001 Highway A1A, Boca Raton FL 33431.
Parking is $16 on weekdays and $18 on weekends.
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|home awe- that is what you feel here|
|When I first moved to Boca I lived a few blocks from Spanish River Park. I would go there daily for a walk and it was peaceful. I miss it, but I come back every Christmas.|