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Lake Worth Lagoon

Palm Beach County's Natural Areas Will Remain Closed Until Further Notice

Based on Palm Beach County (PBC) Emergency Order No. 2020-003, effective immediately, all PBC Natural Areas are closed to the public until further notice.  This order will remain in effect until the expiration of Palm Beach County's Declaration of Emergency or until terminated or amended by further order.

PBC's Department of Environmental Resources Management will continue to monitor the status of the COVID-19 pandemic in our area and will communicate any changes in the status of our PBC Natural Areas as those changes are made. 

Please be safe and continue to monitor our social media (@PBCERM on Facebook and Instagram) and website ( or for updates on the status of our PBC Natural Areas.  For updates on other PBC operations and services, please visit the county's dedicated COVID-19 page:

South Cove

Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach

Picture of created estuarine islands along the downtown West Palm Beach Waterfront at South Cove Natural Area

ADA Accessible Paved Nature Trails Information Signs Wildlife Viewing

Find some natural entertainment at the West Palm Beach Waterfront

Open Sunrise to Sunset, 365 Days a Year 

At a Glance     

Downtown Island Views

Visitors can stroll down a 556-foot boardwalk that extends to one of three mangrove islands within the Lake Worth Lagoon. Six acres of restored wetlands support local fisheries, wading birds, manatees, and sea turtles. Metered parking available along Flagler Drive.


Within walking distance of

Before You Go 

Parking is available in metered and paid parking lots and garages.  Click here for more information.