Top 10 Things to Do in Boynton Beach
Sitting pretty in the heart of The Palm Beaches, Boynton Beach offers much more than beachside adventures. Start exploring The Palm Beaches’ third-largest city with these 10 must-do attractions!
1. Scuba Diving from the Boynton Harbor Marina
Put on your flippers and jump off of one of the daily diving charters that depart from the Boynton Harbor Marina. Scuba diving the waters of Boynton Beach reveals the submerged wonders brought in by the Gulf Stream current. Colorful fish, coral, and sea urchins inhabit the seabed, while moray eels and turtles pass by. Dives introduce the natural reefs of the area, as well as Lofthus, an underwater shipwreck preserve, for the ultimate diving expedition.
2. Paddling the Boynton Beach’s Intracoastal Waterway
Conveniently located along the coast of The Palm Beaches, Boynton Beach offers multiple outlets for aquatic explorers to venture into the Intracoastal Waterway. Rentals for paddleboarding, kayaking, and jet skiing are available.
3. Fishing at the Boynton Beach Inlet
The Boynton Inlet, also known as the South Lake Worth Inlet, is an artificial cut through a barrier beach connecting the south end of the Lake Worth Lagoon.
The Inlet offers almost direct access to some of The Palm Beaches’ most beautiful coral and artificial reefs and is home to marine life, which is why divers and anglers love this area!
Shore-based anglers will enjoy beach access on both sides of the Boynton Inlet. There, fishing enthusiasts can catch a variety of fish, including snook, pompano, Spanish mackerel, whiting, bluefish, croaker, and redfish. North of the Lake Worth Bridge, inshore anglers can catch snook, redfish, trout, and many other species at the Snook Islands Natural Area.
4. Best Bites & Breweries
For waterfront views, dine or drink at Two Georges or Banana Boat, both located in the Boynton Harbor Marina. If traditional Greek cuisine is more your style, stop by Chris’ Taverna. This family-owned eatery is known for its Gyro Wrap, Mediterranean Shrimp dish, and four consecutive Talk of the Town awards since 2010. Be sure to also check out Guaca Go for a healthy and organic avocado-based meal!
And, what if we said there is a selection of more than 300 craft beers from around the world in one location? Take on the challenge of choice and check out Brass Tap Beer Bar. Daily specials, live music, and monthly events make this destination a “must” for beer connoisseurs.
5. Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Explore this northern portion of the Everglades and paddle on a “river of grass” through native sawgrass marsh. The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Refuge is a Florida staple for birding and for wildlife watching in this unique ecosystem. Be sure to take a kayak trip or join a ranger-led guided tour to learn about a few of the 250 birds, endothermic mammals, and amphibians that inhabit the area, including a few of the threatened species, such as the American Alligator and Wood Stork.
6. Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands
Walk the one-and-a-half-mile elevated boardwalk through the wetlands of one of The Palm Beaches’ coolest nature centers. At Green Cay Nature Center, put your binoculars to good use as you search for countless birds, turtles, and alligators that call this ecosystem home. Signage along the way shares information about the unique ecosystem and its animal inhabitants.
7. Boynton Beach Mall
Shop, save, and conquer with a few of your favorite retailers conveniently located at the Boynton Beach Mall. Shop more than 115 specialty stores and eateries such as Aeropostale, Foot Locker, Macy’s, and Victoria’s Secret. During your visit, grab a delicious meal at any one of the eateries in the Food Court, then catch a must-see release in the comfort of the Cinemark Theater.
8. Boynton Beach Oceanfront Park
When it comes to pristine beaches, Boynton has it covered. Oceanfront Park, Boynton Beach’s municipal beach park, offers a playground, canopy-covered walkways, BBQ grills, a café concession stand, and a rental stand for last-minute lounge chairs and umbrellas. Alternatively, relax and find that Zen moment at Ocean Ridge Hammock Park. If you are looking for that quiet place to enjoy the palms, breeze, and sounds of the Atlantic Ocean, this small and tranquil stretch of sand is the beach for you. Bring what you need and enjoy the Florida lifestyle! Pack a lunch, upload your reader, and enjoy, reflect, and unwind on this lovely shore of The Palm Beaches.
9. Schoolhouse Children’s Museum
The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum is a kid-friendly attraction that inspires children and families to explore, play, learn, and discover through creative, interactive learning opportunities that integrate the arts, humanities, and sciences in cultural and historical settings. In the absence of electronics or fancy tech, a sensory learning experience awaits here, as children are invited to explore replicas of early train depots, general stores, farms, and more. The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum is wheelchair accessible and accommodates people with special needs.
10. Boynton Beach Haunted Pirate Fest & Mermaid Splash
Visiting in October? Search for treasures at the Boynton Beach Haunted Pirate Fest & Mermaid Splash! Taking place on October 28 and 29, the festival is an all-day entertaining event with live music, pirate reenactments, magic shows, children’s activities, interactive mermaid tanks, bands of buccaneers and treasure hunts. Tasty food and beverage are available at the festival.