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Sunset Avenue Beach, Palm Beach

Palm Beach, FL
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Sunset Avenue Beach, Palm Beach, Palm Beach FL

Description

Sunset Avenue Beach, accessed through a gate on the east end of Sunset Ave, is a beautiful beach with an abundance of pristine white sand. There is lots of shade here in the afternoon from the tall buildings. There are many young people and cute young couples at this beach. You can walk for miles north up the beach, though at high tide your walk may get cut short by sea walls in front of mansions. Many of the gates leading off the beach back to the street are private, even though they lead to public streets. I don't know how this can be legal, but you can try them and sometimes they are unlocked.
In winter there are huge blue man-of-war on the beach. They will sting if you swim, but they are fun to admire on the shore, like blown glass sculptures, with amazing purple and blue colors. There are also black-brown balls on the shore, from some tree nearby- very cool to admire. Fishermen cast their lines on the shore here. Coconut trees line the beach making you feel like you're in a tropical island paradise. You might even find a huge piece of driftwood on the sand.
It's lovely to walk up the beach, find a gate to get back to the road somehow, then walk along a side street west to the North Lake Trail and head back to your car on the intracoastal side of the island. Then you have enjoyed both sides of the island, the beach and the intracoastal, with some pretty mansions on the way across, flanked by coconut trees galore and hibiscus flowers.
After, have a drink at the cafes in Via Flagler, on Royal Poinciana Way.
On the west end of Sunset Ave is Sunset Park, with sculptures, a Spanish pavilion, and a gazebo with sunset views over the water.
Beware mosquitoes- they are out like crazy when the sun sets.

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Cactus at the entrance to the beach.
Cactus at the entrance to the beach.
There are large swaths of shade in the afternoon.
There are large swaths of shade in the afternoon.
Breakers Resort and the dunes.
Breakers Resort and the dunes.
Woman walking along the shore.
Woman walking along the shore.
Adorable shells along the shore.
Adorable shells along the shore.
The Breakers Resort, on the ocean.
The Breakers Resort, on the ocean.
Waves lapping the shore.
Waves lapping the shore.
An amazing purple and blue man-of-war.
An amazing purple and blue man-of-war.
Coconut trees along the beach.
Coconut trees along the beach.
Purple and blue man-of-war! I've never seen this before!
Purple and blue man-of-war! I've never seen this before!
Footsteps in the sand.
Footsteps in the sand.
Waves approaching a sea wall.
Waves approaching a sea wall.
Sailboat going by.
Sailboat going by.
Man walking along the shore as a wave splashes up.
Man walking along the shore as a wave splashes up.
Sea plum on the shore...from plants on the dunes.
Sea plum on the shore...from plants on the dunes.
Sea plum along the shore...from plants on the dunes.
Sea plum along the shore...from plants on the dunes.
Guys sitting at the beach on a winter afternoon.
Guys sitting at the beach on a winter afternoon.
Couple sitting at the beach.
Couple sitting at the beach.

Directions

Sunset Avenue Beach is accessed by a gate on the east end of Sunset Ave. You can park along the streets nearby- check the signs to make sure parking is allowed.

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Last Updated: Sun, 14 Feb 2021 16:41:06 GMT