Hidden Gems of Florida’s Coastline – Boca Raton Beaches
Located in the southern region of Palm Beach County, Florida, Boca Raton puts the ‘sunshine’ in ‘Sunshine State’. Home to swaying palm trees and long stretches of glorious beaches, the city is the perfect spot for visitors to enjoy a laid-back atmosphere and coastal tranquillity. Glorious temperatures are ready to welcome visitors with highs of around 33 degrees in the summer months (May-September), whilst the cooler months still offer impressive climates of 25 degrees. A host of attractions, including high-end shopping mall Town Center at Boca Raton® also await families, friends, and couples.
There are a host of beach areas perfect for families to relax and explore including South Beach Park, Spanish River Park and Red Reef Park. Children can go swimming in the lagoon under the safety of lifeguard watch at Spanish River Park, whilst Red Reef Park is home to outdoor yoga classes and the Gumbo Limbo Nature Centre.
Just south of Boca Raton is Hillsboro Beach, home to the playfully nicknamed “Millionaires’ Mile”, and the ultimate glamourous spot. With glistening white sands and beautiful properties set along the shore, this is the place to be seen. Visitors can enjoy stunning views from the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier or stop off for a bite to eat at one of the nearby cafes.
Nestled between Delray Beach and Boca Raton, Highland Beach is a serene spot and from March to October, it is the destination for endangered turtles to nest. This elegant, low populated area is perfect for those looking for some relaxation time away from the crowds.
Whether you’re in need of some Billabong beach shorts, or Lululemon leggings for a beach run, ‘splash out’ at the nearby Town Center at Boca Raton®, the one stop shop to update your holiday and beach wardrobe. Hollister famously offers a laidback coastal chic look, whilst a pair of Oakley’s might be exactly what you need for those sunny days on the sand.
The mall has 220 stores to cover all those summer holiday essentials and more. Give your hair a break from the sea salt with products from Aveda, or pick up some arm candy at kate spade new york for day to night glamour. After you’ve built up your appetite in the shops, enjoy a made-to-order salad at Tossed, or cool down with an ice cream at Haagen-Dazs. You can eat on the go or enjoy something more substantial at the sophisticated Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar.
If you’re road-tripping through Boca Raton and heading south, stop off at Sawgrass Mills®, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the United States located just 30 minutes from Miami International Airport. With deals on high-end to high-street brands from adidas to Armani Exchange, J. Crew to Jimmy Choo, Sawgrass Mills® is not to be missed. Home to more than 350 brands and over 70 exclusive outlets not found anywhere else in South Florida including Gucci, Prada and Versace, this is sure to give your summer holiday wardrobe that extra sparkle.