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Always swim near a lifeguard.

Guarded beach locations

​​Palm Beach County’s Ocean Rescue lifeguards protect swimmers at fourteen oceanfront and inlet parks from Tequesta to Boca Raton. Swimming areas are guarded when a condition flag is flying from the lifeguard tower at most parks year-round, seven days a week, from 9:00 am – 5:20 pm with exceptions at DuBois Park and Peanut Island. Guard availability may change without notice—look for the condition flag before swimming​. 

  • DuBois Park is guarded seven days a week during Palm Beach County public school summer recess. After school starts, the swimming areas at DuBois Park are guarded ONLY on weekends during the public school year.
  • Peanut Island is currently guarded on weekends only.
Please note, dogs are not allowed on county beaches, with the exception of service dogs as defined by the ADA​.​
Learn more about Jupiter Dog Beach​.

  • Beach information from Environmental Resources Management
    Learn about sargassum (seaweed) accumulation on area beaches​, beach sand renourishment and sea grapes
  • Parking Project - Coral Cove Park​ [external link]​

For more information on Palm Beach County-operated beaches, please call (561) 966-6631​.​​

Check daily beach conditions and advisories​

About Our Beaches
        Learn about beach warning flags, boating & inlet safety, beach & water safety, sea turtles, snorkeling, surfing, seaweed, shoreline enhancement program and beach ecology

Ocean Rescue​
        Learn about PBC Ocean Rescue Lifeguards and Lifeguard tryouts

        Learn about Drowning Prevention and the Ocean Mile Swim

       Learn about lightning, portuguese man-of-war, rip currents, sea pests, sharks and sun safety

Watch: Destination Recreation: Beaches​ | Beach Safety Videos​

Beach Locations​​​​​​​

​View beach locator map​. View list of guarded and unguarded beaches​ below. A beach surf wheelchair is available at each of the following beach parks displaying this symbol. Please contact a lifeguard at each location to arrange for use.

 family at the beach

Guarded Beach Parks

Carlin Park, Jupiter   
Coral Cove Park,Tequesta​
NOTICE: Traffic to and from Coral Cove Park will be affected by continuous road closures on County Road 707/Beach Road through July 2024 due to a roadway and parking improvement project.​ Project is weather permitting and schedule is subject to change.
​DuBois Park, Jupiter    
(Guarded hours change on seasonal basis. Please see above.)
Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream
Juno Beach Park, Juno Beach
Jupiter Beach Park, Jupiter*
Loggerhead Park, Juno Beach
Ocean Cay Park, Jupiter 
Ocean Inlet Park, Ocean Ridge
Ocean Reef Park, Riviera Beach
Peanut Island Park, Riviera Beach (boat access only)
(Guarded hours change on seasonal basis. Please see above.)
​​Phil Foster Park, Riviera Beach*
R. G. Kreusler Park, Palm Beach
South Inlet Park, Boca Raton
*Mobi Mat available

Unguarded Beach Parks

Ocean Ridge Hammock Park, Ocean Ridge
Coral Cove Park (South), Tequesta
(Located south of the park and accessed using dune crossovers. No parking available.)

Beach Accessibility​
Beach wheelchairs are available at several county beach parks for wheelchair users and people with mobility impairment. For specific locations, please refer to the beach locations.

Please note that lifeguards are not permitted to assist in transferring an individual from a personal wheelchair to the beach wheelchair. A companion must be available to provide assistance in getting in and out of wheelchairs and using the beach wheelchair on the sand.

There will be occasions in which beach access is unavailable due to beach erosion or construction, or there might not be enough sand to safely use the beach wheelchair. We strongly recommend that you call in advance to ensure the beach wheelchair is available for safe use.​

Parking Fees​

​While admission to the park is free, there are parking fees at:
R. G. Kreusler Park, Palm Beach
South Inlet Park, Boca Raton​

Contact Us

 Daily Beach Conditions

North County: 561-624-0065
South County

Ocean Rescue Headquarters

 North District
    Juno Beach Park
14775 U.S. Highway 1
Juno Beach, Florida 33408

  South District
    Ocean Inlet Park
6990 N. Ocean Boulevard
Ocean Ridge, Florida 33435

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