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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 year-round, seven days a week, when a condition flag is flying from the lifeguard tower, generally from 9:00 am – 5:20 pm with the following exceptions:

  • DuBois Park and Peanut Island are guarded seven days a week, when a condition flag is flying from the lifeguard tower, during Palm Beach County public school summer break. Peanut Island is generally guarded from 9:15 am - 4:45 pm.
  • After school starts, the swimming areas at DuBois Park and Peanut Island are guarded, when a condition flag is flying from the lifeguard tower, ONLY on weekends during the public school year.

Please note, dogs are not allowed on county beaches, with the exception of service dogs as defined by the ADA​.​ 

For information about Jupiter Dog Beach, click here​.

Jupiter/Carlin Beach shoreline restoration project DETAILS​

- Juno Beach shoreline restoration project DETAILS

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, 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​​​​​​​

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
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

Unguarded Beach Parks

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

Admission Fees​

Admission to most Palm Beach County-operated beach parks is free.

There are parking fees at:
R. G. Kreusler Park, Palm Beach
South Inlet Park, Boca Raton

Beach Accessibility​

woman in wheelchair on the beach 

Beach wheelchairs are available at several county beach parks for people who are physically challenged. 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.​

Safety Tips

Beach Safety Tips:

  • No glass containers are allowed on the beach – broken glass and bare feet don’t mix.
  • Drink plenty of fluids at the beach. Dehydration can cause heat exhaustion or heat stroke. If you are feeling dizzy, weak, faint, have nausea or a headache, it’s time to get out of the sun. Sit in an air conditioned car, or in the shade. Seek the help of a lifeguard.
  • Wear shoes in the summertime. The sand gets HOT! Even short walks can be painful and can cause blisters.
  • Look out for tar! Tar should be removed from feet - it is a known carcinogen. In your beach bag, have an old rag and use suntan lotion, baby oil, or vegetable oil to rub it off. When you get home, wash the affected area with a mild abrasive soap to remove the remaining stain or use an exfoliating scrub if necessary.

Water Safety Tips:

  • Learn to swim.
  • Swim near a lifeguard.
  • Never swim alone.
  • Read the condition boards at the beach accesses. If you need help identifying the hazards, ask the lifeguard. 
  • Supervise children closely, even when lifeguards are present.
  • Don’t rely on floatation devices; you may lose them in the water.
  • If you are in trouble, call and/or wave an arm for HELP.
  • Don’t dive head first into unfamiliar waters or shallow breaking waves.
  • Swim parallel to shore if you wish to swim long distances.
  • If caught in a rip current swim parallel to shore. Then swim straight in to shore. If unable to do so, stay calm, float with the current, call for HELP and wave an arm to gain attention of lifeguards. Learn more about rip currents.
  • Keep your arms out in front of you when body surfing.
  • Boogie boarders should use a board leash.
  • Stay away from the big waves (shorebreak) that crash onto the shore.
  • Alcohol and drugs cloud your ability to make smart decisions.
  • Follow rules and lifeguard instructions.​

Contact Us

 Daily Beach Conditions

North County: 561-624-0065
South County:

Ocean Rescue Headquarters

    North District: 561-694-7480
    Juno Beach Park
14775 U.S. Highway 1
Juno Beach, Florida 33408

    South District: 561-629-8770
    Ocean Inlet Park
6990 N. Ocean Boulevard
Ocean Ridge, Florida 33435

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