The two-mile silky white sand and clear turquoise waters take your day at the beach to a whole new level. Delray Beach’s two mile stretch of beach features showers, bicycle racks, surfboard racks, picnic tables, and water fountains. Bliss out with unobstructed views, plenty of space to relax and a laid-back vibe. At the center of Atlantic Avenue you’ll find an elevated covered pavilion as well as a wooden walkway and observation platform that extends onto the beach. Entrances to the beach can be found all along A1A. Handicap parking is available throughout the area.
Delray Municipal Beach provides complimentary beach access and is located at the far eastern side of Atlantic Avenue where it intersects with A1A just off of I95. Lifeguards are on duty from 9:00 am – 6:30 pm during Daylight Savings, and 9:00 am – 5:00 pm during standard time, 365 days per year. Always swim in front of a lifeguard. Parking is conveniently located in parking lots on A1A or walk from nearby hotels. The Ocean Rescue Division designates specific use areas on the Municipal Beach for swimming, surfing, volleyball, sailing, wind surfing, snorkeling, with two recreational areas for kite flying, Frisbees, paddleball, etc. Oceanside Beach Service provides all your beach equipment needs for the City of Delray Beach. Oceanside Beach Service offers umbrellas, chairs and cabanas for rental use. The beach is fully set up at 9:00 am so there is no need for a reservation, just come down to the beach, select where you would like to sit and the attendant will take good care of you. Oceanside Beach Service accepts all major credit cards and cash.
Access Mats are deployed at the main beach access at Atlantic and A1A and at Atlantic Dunes Park to assist individuals with impaired mobility to traverse the soft sand. Beach wheelchairs are available at the S1, S3, S5 and Atlantic Dunes Park lifeguard towers. Four surf chairs are available for the physically challenged to enjoy the beach. The chairs allow for mobility on the sand and are available from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm at the following lifeguard towers: South 1, South 3, South 5 and Atlantic Dunes Park. The use of the surf chair is free of charge but there is a two (2) hour time limitation. The availability of the chair is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and users should be accompanied by a companion who is able to assist them.
In Delray Beach you’ll find so many things to do at the beach. Get out on the two-mile open stretch of public ocean and enjoy the crystal blue water by paddle boarding, surfing, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking and fishing. After you’ve enjoyed your day on the beach, explore the many other things to do in Delray Beach. Stay in one of Delray Beach’s 14,000 hotel rooms. Dine in one of Delray Beach‘s 120 unique, restaurants, cafes, ice cream shops and more. Shop at over 350 retail shops & cool boutiques. Explore art and culture at 40 art galleries / studios and 7 museums. Make memories at weekly and annual festivals and events and more in the charming town of Delray Beach!
Please contact the City of Delray Beach directly for current details, hours and to verify visitor travel information as things may change.