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Phipps Ocean Park

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This park was recommended by a neighbor who goes here to do yoga and stretch with the sunrise. Sits... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
Palm Beach, Florida
Beautiful Beach

Very wide beach with plenty of room to spread out your beach blanket. There are lifeguards, notices... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

This park was recommended by a neighbor who goes here to do yoga and stretch with the sunrise. Sits on the ocean ( Twp park). lake Worth is crounded so this is a great change.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Yoleggs
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Very wide beach with plenty of room to spread out your beach blanket. There are lifeguards, notices about ocean conditions, and public restrooms. They also have grills and outdoor showers to rinse the sand off your feet before you leave. You have to pay for...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank JARMI2014
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

There's a parking charge. There's a restroom next to the parking lot. The beach is a very short walk away from the parking lot. There's picnic tables. A very short walk is an historic building, "The Little Red Schoolhouse". It's worth looking at.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Where-2-go-4-help
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Had a great day at the beach. Nice and in crowded. Lifeguards on duty to keep everyone safe. Had a wonderful time with the family.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mwootton
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Stopped by the park the other day. The beach and water are very nice. Good place for families and for just taking a walk by yourself.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Neal S
Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

This beach wasn’t very crowded and there was ample parking but it was expensive ($5 an hour). There’s a big drop off right off the shore so it doesn’t stay very shallow long. There is also a hill to walk up to get to the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed March 20, 2017

This place tends not to get too busy. The only issue can be the parking and make sure you pay or you will get a ticket! Nice for a family but bring your shade or you will get fried all year !

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank barcaranger
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

There is plenty of room on this beach on the south side of the island to spread out and not feel overwhelmed by the crowds. Beautiful blue water, and lots of sand. There are restroom facilities available. You may have to pay for parking, but...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank Gregredi
Reviewed March 3, 2017

Easy access to a great sandy beach. Parking is free for 2 hours for some of the spaces, and $5/hr for the rest. Friendly and helpful life guards to answer questions for a flatlander about the rip currents and man-o-war warnings up when the wind...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank Bill C
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

BEWARE:: Free Parking is only from 8-10am The beautiful large stretch of beach @ Phipps Ocean Park is not usually crowded, as a result of the previous brouhaha between the Town & the non-club-member Tennis Players who park there. The result was Free Parking in...More

Date of experience: February 2017
3  Thank ChanEvan
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May 25, 2017|
Response from ChanEvan | Reviewed this property |
Lisa @ the West Palm Beach Dept. of Parks & Rec said that dogs are not allowed on any of their beaches. I met several dogs walking their Masters @ Bryant Park under the Drawbridge in Lake Worth. Really friendly place... More
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Which Beach in Palm Beach? (2 Replies)
We're travelling to the Palm Beach area later this week - but not staying on the beach. I've found two listings for public beachs; Phipps Ocean Park and John D. Macarthur Beach State Park, but not much info on either. Any recos? Looking for a nice beach with some facilities (i.e. bathroom)
February 27, 2006|
Response fromCalif-FloridaBoy|
I thoroughly recommend John D. MacArthur. It is pristine and beautiful--one of the nicest beaches in South Florida. You feel like you are off on some tropical island when you are there! It's a state park, so it has restrooms, changing rooms, showers, and even a small nature center/museum. This is what I recommend (something I've always done with my kids)--stopping at a Public Supermarket, having some subs made, picking up beverages and the rest of your lunch, and hitting the beach!