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West Palm Beach Waterfront

Palm Beach, FL
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West Palm Beach Waterfront, Palm Beach FL

Description

West Palm Beach Waterfront is an attractive area with a wide walking path along the water. As you walk along, you see tropical flowers like plumeria, pretty docks, grand high rises, and coconut trees. It's lovely! One disadvantage is that there is no shade so come at dusk. There are plenty of benches where you can rest. It's fun to check out the ritzy yachts moored along the waterfront.
Across the street, where Flagler Drive meets Clematis Street, there is a great lawn where special events are held, plus a triangular park called City Commons, where fountains and a Parisian-style plaza beckon you to hang out a while. This area comes alive on Saturday mornings (9-2 in winter, 9-12 in summer) with a farmer's market, called a Green Market, where you can buy plants, cheeses, grass-fed beef, and all manner of delicious freshly-made foods. Try the warm apple cider doughnuts, similar to portuguese malasadas one finds in Hawaii!
After your walk, have lunch at ER Bradley's Saloon. Or walk along Clematis Street to Olive Avenue and grab a warm pastry or baguette at Paris Bakery and Cafe. What a good life!
There are plenty of special events held on the great lawn at West Palm Beach Waterfront. There is a free Jazz concert the third Friday of every month from 8-10pm. On Sundays from 3-6pm there's live music and kid's activities. And every so often there are movies on the green.

While in the area, walk south along Flagler Dr to Barcelona Rd and check out the tropical paradise (interspersed with large ominous sculptures) that is the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden. Then continue on and check out the architecture in the older neighborhoods here, and peaceful George Petty Park on the water. 

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Pier at the end of Clematis Street, on a cloudy January day.
Pier at the end of Clematis Street, on a cloudy January day.
Gorgeous April day at the waterfront.
Gorgeous April day at the waterfront.
Sunny day at the waterfront.
Sunny day at the waterfront.
Flowers to cheer you.
Flowers to cheer you.
The West Palm Beach waterfront is a pretty spot.
The West Palm Beach waterfront is a pretty spot.
There are plenty of docks on the serene water.
There are plenty of docks on the serene water.
There isn't any shade so come at sunset.
There isn't any shade so come at sunset.
The modern buildings are attractive.
The modern buildings are attractive.
E.R. Bradley's Saloon, across the street.
E.R. Bradley's Saloon, across the street.
Yellow tree.
Yellow tree.
Amphitheater at the waterfront.
Amphitheater at the waterfront.
Summer day at the splash fountain at City Commons.
Summer day at the splash fountain at City Commons.
City Commons, a gorgeous Parisian-style park.
City Commons, a gorgeous Parisian-style park.
   

Directions

West Palm Beach Waterfront has a wide walking path on the water along Flagler Drive starting at Clematis St and heading south. The great lawn is on the corner of Flagler Dr and Clematis St.
ER Bradley's Saloon, 104 S. Clematis St. WPB FL 33401, call (561) 833-3520.

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Last Updated Mon, 07 Jan 2013 01:56:39 GMT