The Best of West Palm Beach! The Palm Beach/West Palm Beach area has beautiful public beaches that attract visitors and locals alike throughout the year. With 47 miles of awesome Atlantic coastline at your front door, turn up the volume with excitement and tune into your inner vibe with this hit collection of unforgettable surf and sand. The West Palm Beaches are undoubtedly your place to go to the beach. Here you find the Best of Palm Beach in beautiful Florida. Visit the beautiful beaches of Florida’s East Coast or on Pinterest here.
West Palm Beach Weather – When to Visit
To avoid the hottest temperatures and biggest crowds, the best times to visit West Palm Beach are at the end of spring (April to May) and the beginning of fall (September to October). The temperatures will fluctuate between the mid-60s and high 80s and you’ll avoid peak airfare and hotel rates. Families will flood the area when school is out during the summer, and in winter, older part-time residents (or “snowbirds”) will resettle in the area to escape the North’s cooler temperatures. Remember that Florida’s hurricane season comes in the fall, so weather could be an issue at this time.
Best West Palm Beach Area Beaches
With over 300-acres of golden sands and open waters, DelRay Beach offers plenty of outdoor activities besides swimming and boogie boarding. Biking, archery, and camping can be done here, and also some rare turtle sightings. Seashell collectors will love the unique shiny shells found along the coast.
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
At John D. MacArthur Beach State Park there’s plenty to do with the almost two miles of pristine sands and blue waters. There are great activities such as fishing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking and snorkeling. Bird watching is another favorite with so many varieties of birds to include herons, brown pelicans, sandpipers, and gulls.
Carlin Park has 120-acres of sands and clear waters, and is one of the prettiest beaches. This beach offers multiple recreation facilities for just about everybody. Enjoy beach volleyball, tennis, and even bocce ball at the beach’s sports areas. There’s also an outdoor Seabreeze Amphitheater featuring live local music, special events, and even the annual Shakespeare by the Sea Festival every January.
Lake Worth Beach
At Lake Worth beach you can enjoy fishing, surfing, and quick dips in the waters. There are lifeguards on duty, and this is also the safest beach for kids. This beach is not always packed with people, even during the busy season. It’s also accessible to wheelchairs and has wide parking spaces.
Gulfstream Park is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. With its pristine blue waters, calm waves, and underwater reefs, this spot is the place to be for snorkeling. This beach gets quite packed later in the day, so arrive early this beach park, and get one of the free parking spaces.
Best West Palm Beach Restaurants
Avocado Grill $11 – 30
Avocado Grill is the place for Palm Beach County to eat well. From locally sourced fruits and vegetables to fish and meats, they hand select their food suppliers who bring them the highest quality and freshest ingredients. This gives them great opportunities to cook up delicious ways to excite their guests with a menu that combines the best of Florida’s style. And, they serve it in an atmosphere that is both fashionable and fun, eclectic and original, elegant and comfortable. Telephone: 561-623-0822 Web: Avocado Grill.
City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill $11 – 30
Step inside the large dining room featuring a floor to ceiling glass enclosed wine cellar. City Cellar possesses a huge award winning wine collection that can be sampled by the bottle, glass or flight. The varied menu has delicious hearth baked pizza, dry aged steaks, fresh pasta and seafood. A small plates menu is offered featuring a daily flatbread, lobster mac ‘n cheese and other daily specials. A rotating menu of hard to find artisanal cheeses is available as well. Desserts are all enticing, all house made and all very tasty. Telephone: 561-366-0071 Web: City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill.
Hullabaloo $11 – 30
The wood stove is the heart of the menu, used to cook many of the dishes prepared by executive chef Fritz Cassel, including the fire-grilled pizzas. Be sure to snag a spot across from the exposed prep area, which doubles as an intimate chef’s tasting area, and offers an excellent view of the kitchen at work. The bar serves up dozens of craft beers and microbrews both in the bottle and on tap. There’s also over a dozen hand-crafted cocktails with ingredients and flavors as colorful as the music legends they are named for. Telephone: 561-833-1033 Web: Hullabaloo.
Pat Gogo $11 – 30
Pat GoGo Sushi & Thai Restaurant is conveniently located across from the Palm Beach Outlets. They are open for both Lunch and Dinner, and offer a cozy atmosphere bringing you innovative and creative Japanese and Thai dishes. They take Reservations, Walk-Ins, Take Out, and can conveniently Deliver to you. Telephone: 561-440-4687 Web: Pat Gogo.
La Sirena $11 – 30
Tables are impeccably set with crisp linens, glowing candles and bone china. The menu reads as a history lesson in old world cuisine…. Rigatoni alla Vodka, Cotoletta di Vitello alla Zingara and Zabaglione are some of La Sirena’s classic dishes. The service staff is friendly and knowledgeable, catering to your every need. Telephone: 561-585-3128 Web: La Sirena.
Best West Palm Beach Bars
Benny’s on the Beach
With their smack-dab-on-the-beach location, Benny’s will soothe your soul. They are located on the Lake Worth Pier. Benny’s on the Beach is a hidden gem! The food and cocktails are always delicious and portions very generous. The management and staff strive for 100% satisfaction to you, the customer. Benny’s is a favorite with the locals & tourists alike, so go on in and let them make Benny’s your favorite as well! Telephone: 561-582-9001 Web: Benny’s on the Beach.
Sunset Bar & Grill
Sunset Grill is a small Bistro Style Restaurant that specializes in fresh Ingredients, pure cooking, and friendly service. a former biker bar converted into a Trendy Bohemian Bistro Bar. Located in the Historically Hip Northwood Village. They are a Melting Pot of people. and a Ray of Sunshine. If you love a good burger or a fresh salad with Ahi Tuna, or try one of their steaks. They are your place for any occasion. Great desserts and a cozy bar with a few screens for sports or old movies. Take a walk on the wild side. Telephone: 561-832-2722 Web: Sunset Bar & Grill.
The Blind Monk
A great place to eat and drink. A low key, cozy atmosphere in West Palm Beach to hang out with friends, enjoy some fine wine, appetizers, or a cheese tray. A simple but delicious menu. Telephone: 561-833-3605 Web: The Blind Monk.
The Wine Dive
Downtown Clematis’ newest addition, The Wine Dive Bar & Restaurant, opened its doors in early January 2012 to quickly become the acclaim of West Palm Beach. Serving worldly inspired cuisine with a contemporary twist, their culinary team invites you to join them and have your taste buds begging you for more. Pouring over 60 wines by the glass, their state of the art Enomatic machine provides the perfect night of sampling 2 oz tastings until you find your perfect mate and indulge in a full glass or bottle. Telephone: 561-381-8821 Web: The Wine Dive.
E R Bradley’s Saloon
The landmark bar and restaurant on the West Palm Beach Waterfront. It’s a right of passage, a place of celebrations, a place to relax. They are the city’s backyard, open 365 days a year with over 30 years of history making. Experience traditions that have become a part of the community fabric, part of the city’s identity. Telephone: 561-833-3520 Web: E R Bradley’s Saloon.
Best West Palm Beach Hotels
Yeah, Florida! I was thinking about somewhere to go to escape the harsh Canadian winters and this seems like the perfect getaway.
I can see that West Palm Beach is great for families, couples and independent travellers, which makes it a very attractive destination indeed.
Thanks for the review!
You are very welcome Andrea. Yes, West Palm Beach has a little bit for everyone in the family. A great family beach vacation destination for sure!
well what can i say amazing website lots of information on many places makes me want to work harder so i can afford a nice holiday like this lol.10/10 keep up the work.
Thank you so much Grant…yes to have enough to just travel to all the beautiful places would be great. Cocoa Beach is wonderful though, I have been here 🙂
Hi, love this review, loads of good info! It seems like an ideal destination for a large family where some prefer beach, few are adrenalin junkies loving adventures and others to explore nearby sights and culture only spending few hours soaking up the rays. We all love tasting new foods though, seems plenty around. I was wondering if you know the likelyhood of any veggie friendly restaurants, since part of my family eats no meat or seafood!
There are several vegan restaurants. The best would be Queen of Sheeba, Darbster, and The Chickpea. All wonderful choices. Thanks for reading about West Palm Beach, Florida!
I’ve got friends down in Florida who keep asking us to visit. I wonder if even they know about all of these great places you have listed. Nice!
A daily average of 86 degrees! That is torture when right now outside my house it is below zero!
I tell you what, there are so many places in Florida. And so many people don’t venture out to see it all. Absolutely love Florida beaches!
Hi West Palm Beach looks amazing and I really want to try Sunset Bar & Grill, do you know they can prepare special meals for allergen people. It sucks for me to have this problem, but there is nothing I can do about it. If they can prepare , I would love to eat there.
I am not sure which allergies you have, but I am sure they can be flexible for you 🙂 I think you would enjoy visiting! Thanks Furkan.
I do a lot of traveling with my work and last year I must have been down to Florida 10-15 times!! But never to Palm Beach. Boca Raton, Miami, OrlandoX4 but I always just drove by your fine city!!
My life is always a vacation so I never have to take one, but I would love to stay around and visit Palm Beach this year(I am sure I will at some point) to see all the wonderful things you mentioned in this article.
I must say that you certainly have covered all the bases, so to speak, about Palm Beach. Its almost like you work for the Visitors Bureau or something!! Great post!!
Thank you so much Brent 🙂 Just a passion of mine. Glad you enjoyed!
That is wonderful article. It definitely would help people a lot in finding a nice beach resort for vacation. You even made it easier for everybody to find a comfortable package deal for a cheaper price. In addition to it there are some extra tip that can help people to enjoy more of their vacation such as be flexible on schedule and plan it in advance. I have noticed that most of your article are about beaches around the USA, how about somewhere around Asia? I came from the east side that is how I know that there are also nice resort there to explore and maybe you might want also to include in your website. Anyway, Thank you , especially for those help tips.
I do plan on doing Asia. I plan on doing beaches through the world. I just started with beaches that are familiar to me. I am getting there 🙂 Thanks for visit West Palm Beach Vacations!
Thank you for a very informative article. It looks like you’ve pretty much covered everything – beaches, hotels, food/beverages, and places of interest.
Have you ever taken an air boat ride? I’d be interested in seeing the alligators but not up close and personal. I’d be worried about falling off. Do they have seat belts or something similar?
The airboat operators take safety seriously. There are not seat belts but there is protection all around the boat. You will not fall off unless you were to climb over the railing. I think you would really enjoy this! It is safe, and pretty cool too! West Palm Beach has lots of great things to see and do if you are not feeling the airboat is the way to go 😀 Thank you Wendy for reading West Palm Beach Vacations.
Florida sounds like a great holiday destination! Especially when you mention animals 😉 Every holiday destination for me is where there are animals, beaches and sun!
Then you will love the West Palm Beach area Emma 🙂 Besides having wonderful beaches, West Palm Beach has a lot to offer. Hope you make it here soon!
Hi Leahrae. Thank you so much for the wonderful info. We are taking a trip to Boca this Spring to visit relatives, and are looking for other areas of FL. to explore. West Palm looks like a beautiful place with lots to do, so we may have to consider stopping here.
Do you have a personal favorite place in Florida?
Thanks for your help!
My all time favorite place Chris is St Pete Beach. I love the atmosphere, the people, and pretty much everything about the place. So much so that I am moving there in just a few short months 🙂
Wow! I always wanted to visit Florida. I knew it was warm there, but I didn’t know that it didn’t get cold in the winter! The average in January is more than 57 degrees, that’s really great! And thank you for telling me about Airfare Watchdog, I must use it from now on!
Yes, Airfare Watchdog is really a great tool. I use it year round to keep me updated on a few locations. Then I know when to go. I can spend the entire day at the beach even in the winter. As you are right, it never really gets cold. The water on the East coast, as opposed to say St. Pete or Clearwater is going to be a bit chillier in the winter though.
Hi there what an awesome post! I enjoyed reading it! Looks like you are the right person to turn to make sure a great Palm Beach vacation!
Sharing the contact information is an awesome idea, I live in Italy, Venice, if you visit over here I would love to meet you.
Lots of stuff to learn from you keep up the great work and have a great day! 🙂
Thank you so much Anis! Yes, I plan on visiting Italy. It is on my bucket list, so much beauty and history. Thank you for visiting West Palm Beach vacations!
Really makes me want to go back to Florida…it’s been a long time.
I think have to check out scuba diving and SoFlo flyboarding.
Everyone has to try Flyboarding! It’s almost as awesome as surfing! Thanks for visiting Josh!
What an excellent article, it made me feel I am right in Florida!
In fact, I’ve been to Florida, but I didn’t know about this beautiful beach:) Next time I’ll go, I will surely suck up the sun on this beach, it looks fantastic! I have some family that live there and it is about time to visit them:)
Le Rendez-Vous sounds great to have dinner as well, I love French food and so do my family:)
I have bookmarked your website so I can use it as a guideline later on.
Thank you for this fun and informative post!
You are very welcome Daniella! I am glad you found West Palm Beach Vacations to be informative for you!
What a nice website!
When doing search online for travel information, that’s exactly what I want to see, not only the photos but some useful local details.
For me, more experiences sharing is the best way to touch me and convincing.
Very informative and makes me want to travel around especially when I’m also a beach lover! 🙂
Yay! I am glad you loved Beach Travel Destinations! Definitely a passion of mine. Thank you!