Palm Beach is a barrier island with one of the highest concentrations of wealth in the US. It's wonderful to walk the side streets between the intracoastal and the ocean. One of my favorite streets is Brazilian Ave. It's blissful to walk along it past hibiscus flowers, bougainvillea, coconut trees, tall hedges, and mansions, down to the sea. Duck into the courtyard of the yellow Brazilian Court Hotel to see its lush garden. As you head toward the beach you will come across the Memorial Fountain Plaza with its pool, seahorse fountain, arbors, and flowerpots. The beach here, Midtown Beach, has pale beige sand and a good-looking youthful crowd (rare in Florida).
Make your walk as long as you want, checking out all the side streets (Australian Ave, Chilean Ave, and Peruvian Ave) until you get to Worth Ave, a fancy shopping street.
On the corner of Chilean Ave and Hibiscus Ave, you will find Pan's Garden, a small gated garden with a pond, a 1920s tile wall from the Casa Apava estate, and a sculpture of the Greek god Pan playing a flute. It's a sweet little spot to chill out on a bench with your love.
At the west end of Brazilian Ave is Town of Palm Beach Marina, where you can stroll under beautiful old banyan trees and beside the intracoastal waterway, checking out the grand yachts.
Side streets are Brazilian Ave, Australian Ave, Chilean Ave, Peruvian Ave, and Worth Ave, on Palm Beach Island. There are some free 1 hour and 2 hour parking spots along the streets. Make sure you check the sign.
Pan's Garden is located at the corner of Hibiscus Ave and Chilean Ave, and is open daily 10-4.
Last Updated: Fri, 15 Dec 2023 15:27:01 GMT