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Bethesda by the Sea

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Address: 141 South County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480
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Important part of Palm Beach's facade

If you are visiting Palm Beach, Florida, you have to take time to see the Flagler museum, the Breakers, Worth Avenue and Bethesda-By-The-Sea. The first church in Palm Beach... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting Palm Beach, Florida, you have to take time to see the Flagler museum, the Breakers, Worth Avenue and Bethesda-By-The-Sea. The first church in Palm Beach County, Bethesda-By-The-Sea stands yards from the Atlantic Ocean at the corner of North County Road and Barton Avenue. The Episcopal Church is the oldest house of worship in Palm Beach, dating... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends who came sang in choir 30 years ago. Church and grounds beautiful worth trip to see. Parking sketchy but can be done as long as church not in session.

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Port Washington, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great side trip after a tour of the Flagler museum down the street,make sure to walk in back way back the koi gardens are wonderful!

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North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

PROS: Easy access to chapel, gardens, gift store. Very friendly staff. Gardens were pretty, with a koi pond that had some huge koi in it. If you don't sit down to meditate or have some contemplative time, you can experience this place in under an hour. CONS: We could not be there for one of their services, so I feel... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

I have driven by it over the years but decided to get out and walk around; Never knew there was so much more to just viewing this beautiful church; there is a gift shop; there is so much more don't want to give it all away but just beautiful!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Well worth the effort to attend. A must at Christmas time either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Gives you a feeling like you are in England.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Magnificent organ and excellent organist make it worth a visit. There is a beautiful garden in the rear of the church with a water feature and lovely selection of plants.

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Bay City, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

By the sea, by the sea, this beautiful church shall be. I can't get that song out of my head when I think of this church. It truly is a magnificent church, though a bit dark inside. Definitely should be on one's list, if architecture or places of worship are an interest. Has a long line of history, and is... More 

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Clarkesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

For those with appreciation for fine architecture and history. Beautiful stained glass and magnificent pipe organ. Great space!

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Bethesda by the Sea is stunning!! I highly recommend taking an hour or so to walk the grounds and the church. This is activity doesn't cost and is open to the public!

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