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Phipps Ocean Park, Palm Beach

Palm Beach, FL
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Phipps Ocean Park, Palm Beach, Palm Beach FL

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Less than two miles north of Lake Worth Pier is Phipps Ocean Park. This beach is secluded during the weekdays. Because sand restoration programs are not carried out at this beach like at most beaches in Palm Beach County, the shore is often rocky. It's fun for kids to dip their toes in the tiny rock pools- but beware of waves! There is a lifeguard in a large lifeguard shack, and there are restrooms and showers.
There are is a paved walking path with occasional trees for shade beside the beach, at the top of the dune. The walking path connects the two parking lots. There are also six grass shack picnic pavilions with ocean views, along the walking path. Between the two parking lots are some tennis courts, a fire station, and an adorable little red schoolhouse (kids can take school field trips here). Imagine going to school in this little schoolhouse right by the beach!
The beach is sloped which makes it kind of difficult for walking.
You can walk for miles in mostly shade in the morning, along Ocean Blvd
After your visit, have lunch just half a mile south at Palm Beach Par-3 Municipal Golf Course. They have a lovely plantation-style building right on the water with a gorgeous cafe, Al Fresco, upstairs! The restaurant is casual and you can dine on the huge balcony while looking out on the ocean!

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Looking at the beach from the top of the stairs.
Looking at the beach from the top of the stairs.
Waves crash on the interesting rocky shore.
Waves crash on the interesting rocky shore.
Looking toward the south.
Looking toward the south.
It's fun to watch the waves hit the rocky shore!
It's fun to watch the waves hit the rocky shore!
A couple explores the shore, with Lake Worth Pier in the distance.
A couple explores the shore, with Lake Worth Pier in the distance.
Portuguese man-of-war, seaweed, and shells, in April.
Portuguese man-of-war, seaweed, and shells, in April.
Waves crash into a cave under the rocks.
Waves crash into a cave under the rocks.
The gorgeous color of the water always amazes me!
The gorgeous color of the water always amazes me!
Shady walkway at the top of the dune.
Shady walkway at the top of the dune.
A school gathering under a fig tree in the park next to the beach. Field trip to the Little Red Schoolhouse.
A school gathering under a fig tree in the park next to the beach. Field trip to the Little Red Schoolhouse.
Picnic tables under grass shacks with ocean views!
Picnic tables under grass shacks with ocean views!
Flowers, coconut tree, and boardwalk that leads down to the parking lot.
Flowers, coconut tree, and boardwalk that leads down to the parking lot.
The stairs that lead down to the beach, at the northernmost parking lot.
The stairs that lead down to the beach, at the northernmost parking lot.
Lizard on the stairs!
Lizard on the stairs!
Boardwalk to the sand at the northernmost parking lot, and lifeguard shack.
Boardwalk to the sand at the northernmost parking lot, and lifeguard shack.
Beautiful April day at the beach.
Beautiful April day at the beach.
Picnic tables in the shade near the southern parking lot.
Picnic tables in the shade near the southern parking lot.
Palm Beach Par 3 Municipal Golf Course, and its pretty veranda.
Palm Beach Par 3 Municipal Golf Course, and its pretty veranda.
Oceanview dining at Al Fresco Restaurant at Par 3 Golf Course!
Oceanview dining at Al Fresco Restaurant at Par 3 Golf Course!
Yoga pose on the beach.
Yoga pose on the beach.
Picnic table and palms.
Picnic table and palms.
Grass shack picnic pavilion with two tables. There are six of these pavilions, all with ocean views.
Grass shack picnic pavilion with two tables. There are six of these pavilions, all with ocean views.
Paved path on the dunes, with six picnic pavilions along it.
Paved path on the dunes, with six picnic pavilions along it.
The stairs down to the sand, at the southernmost parking lot.
The stairs down to the sand, at the southernmost parking lot.
Golden dunes in the morning light, on a February day.
Golden dunes in the morning light, on a February day.
Nice sand and of course, perfect water!
Nice sand and of course, perfect water!
Grass shack as seen from the beach.
Grass shack as seen from the beach.
Birds on the shore. Oh to be a sea bird!
Birds on the shore. Oh to be a sea bird!
Little rock pools.
Little rock pools.
Little rock pools for the barbies.
Little rock pools for the barbies.
Luminous wave.
Luminous wave.
Light shining through a wave from behind.
Light shining through a wave from behind.
Picnic pavilion in the morning sun.
Picnic pavilion in the morning sun.

Directions

Phipps Ocean Park is located at two parking lots: 2201 and 2100 S. Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach FL 33480. In the 2201 S. Ocean Blvd lot (the southernmost), you can park for two hours for free all year except June-Sept. From June-Sept you must pay $5 to park. The entrance to this parking lot says "Phipps Ocean Park Tennis Center."
Al Fresco Restaurant, Palm Beach Par-3 Municipal Golf Course, 2345 S. Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach FL 33480, call (561) 273-4130. Check their hours here. Parking is free.

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