Things to do in the Boynton Beach Area

Boynton Beach is the perfect example of life in Southeastern Florida.  Settled in 1894 on the historic Gold Coast, the perfect weather, sandy beaches, variety of living situations and historical significance have attracted a wide range of people from casual vacationers to families of all ages looking for a permanent home.

Located in historic Palm Beach County, and just an hour north of Miami, this lovely town has a strong sense of community and has planned its growth and development with its diverse history in mind.  It is a charming, familiar environment with homes ranging from vacation rentals and beachfront condominiums to exclusive golf course homes, luxury estate properties and the tree-lined streets of traditional, deeply-rooted Florida neighborhoods.

For shoppers and diners, Boynton Beach offers many choices.  Well-designed shopping malls satisfy fashionistas, gamers and busy moms.  A multitude of restaurants cater to tastes from steak and seafood to exotic African fare and basic all-American hamburgers.

Boynton Beach has many cultural opportunities for both residents and visitors alike. The city is home to a Civic Center, an Art Center and a Junior Community Center.  There are many museums and civic centers which offer fun, educational and exciting events all year long.

Exploring the beaches and parks are also one of the top things to do in the Boynton beach area. There are nearly 30 incredible beaches and inland parks in and around Boynton Beach and the Intracoastal Waterway -- enough to satisfy every activity level.

The Gold Coast of Florida is truly a fishing paradise.  For the saltwater fisherman, the Atlantic Gulfstream is only a few miles off the coast and is legendary for its plentiful supply of fish, from red snapper to Mahi-Mahi and blackfin tuna.  If you're a freshwater angler, there are myriad lakes and canals in close proximity, including Lake Okeechobee, which is one of the largest freshwater water bodies in the country!

For the physically active history buff, the Boynton Inlet, which was created in the 1920s, provides access to the Atlantic Ocean from the Intracoastal Waterway.  About 3/4 mile north of the inlet lies a designated Florida Marine Archaeological Preserve containing the wreck of the Lofthus, an iron-hulled ship which sank in 1898.  Over the years, the Lofthus has "evolved into a reef and has become a habitat for many species of colorful tropical fish and underwater wildlife.  Anemones and sponges have also taken up residence inside the hollow iron masts of the ship.  The wreck rests in only 15-20 feet of water and is a favorite destination for both snorkelers and divers.

Nature lovers can venture a few miles inland to the Wakodahatchee Wetlands, a 50-acre manmade nature preserve filled with open ponds, marshy islands and forested wetlands. Now home to many of Florida's important wildlife species, it offers a glimpse of Florida's natural beauty in a true setting.

Boynton Beach and the Gold Coast of Florida offer an endless variety of lifestyles for anyone who craves year-round warmth. Many people who come only for a vacation or seasonal visit will be lured by the magic of the golden sunshine and the friendly people.  Snow shovels and heating bills are scarce here.  It's always summer -- in fact Winter is ushered in by a Holiday Boat Parade down the Intracoastal Waterway.  If Paradise has a headquarters, it is right here in Boynton Beach!

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