Remembering back to my multiple visits to Florida, I’ve wanted to share for some time that my absolute favorite beach so far has been Delray Beach! It’s about a 45 minute drive north of Miami and 20 minutes north of Fort Lauderdale.
Why do I love it so much? First off, it’s not packed like South Beach or Miami and you don’t have tons of drunk 20 year olds. It is an older crowd, let’s say mature 20 year olds and up, but not all retirement like Boca. It is calm, peaceful, and totally romantic. Sunsets are beautiful and the atmosphere is intimate rather than raging party.
Delray Beach begins with a cute, naturistic entrance before your toes hit the sand.
Then you’re on a wide, clean beach! Complete with cabanas you can rent as an option. They cost $30 per hours or you can rent 2 lounger chairs for $10 per hour.
You don’t get hassled to purchase goods or get into a club VIP style (this constantly goes on in South Beach). You can relax and every time I have visited, there are fish near the shore that are very playful. They actually have given my ankles a bit of a suction or lick- I guess they like the way we taste! Snorkeling is pretty good, not much coral by the shoreline but lots of fish, sand, and shells.
Entrance onto the beach is free and afterwards, Boston’s on the Bay is right outside the entrance for drinks and snacks. A perfect chance to spend a relaxing day on a calm, Florida beach!
Share if you’ve been or if not, this is a great alternative beach to visit!