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Lake Worth Pier and Beach

Palm Beach, FL
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Lake Worth Pier and Beach, Palm Beach FL

Description

Lake Worth Beach is a fun beach with everything a holiday beach should have: pier, promenade, restaurants on the dune, restaurant on the pier, ice cream shop, playground with a view. During the "season" when many New Yorkers and other northerners come to escape the winter for ten weeks or more, the beach is packed with people and brightly colored sun umbrellas. This beach is rare for Florida in that there are restaurants (such as Mulligan's Beach House Bar and Grill) with gorgeous ocean views because they are up on a dune. The historical 1920 casino building (recently rebuilt) holds these restaurants and it's nice to enjoy its turret and pretty architecture. There is an ice cream/chocolate shop called Kilwin's plus a pizza cafe called Mamma Mia's, and a public pool with views down on the town below. The pier also is lovely: it provides shade underneath it where you can sit in the sand, plus a restaurant with fantastic views, Benny's on the Beach. Along the beach is a promenade where many people enjoy the scene from benches or stroll along. Beside the promenade is a space-age playground with a view of the ocean. This playground looks simple but provides endless climbing opportunities. It's wonderful to eat at delicious Mulligan's and then let your child play on the playground for an hour while you enjoy the perfect blue-green of the ocean. You can't beat this beach for its lively atmosphere and amenities!

On your way to the beach, notice the 1930s moorish-style city hall on the corner of Lake Ave and Dixie Hwy.
Also in Lake Worth is the main strip, Lake and Lucerne Avenues, where you can enjoy a meal and stroll around at night. Bryant Park has a walking path on the intracoastal waterway but a slightly seedy feel. 
Lantana Beach, just a few minutes south of here, has clear water, a restaurant with ocean view, and a relaxed atmosphere. And Lantana town has a cool little Finnish bakery in its main strip. 

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The pier and Benny's on the Beach.
The pier and Benny's on the Beach.
Shady bench.
Shady bench.
A man looks out at the water.
A man looks out at the water.
The casino building with restaurants.
The casino building with restaurants.
The promenade.
The promenade.
Sunny February day.
Sunny February day.
What a gorgeous place!
What a gorgeous place!
Walking along the promenade- what a view!
Walking along the promenade- what a view!
More restaurants.
More restaurants.
Archways behind the restaurants.
Archways behind the restaurants.
Space-age playground with ocean view.
Space-age playground with ocean view.
Colorful beach umbrellas.
Colorful beach umbrellas.
I love these yellow and blue shade canopies.
I love these yellow and blue shade canopies.
Grassy area on the west end of the beach.
Grassy area on the west end of the beach.
The pier provides some shade on the sand. Look at the color of the water!
The pier provides some shade on the sand. Look at the color of the water!
Sitting at Mulligan's enjoying the view.
Sitting at Mulligan's enjoying the view.
Sitting on the adirondack chairs outside Mulligan's taking in the amazing view!
Sitting on the adirondack chairs outside Mulligan's taking in the amazing view!
The colors you see spread before you as you sit at Mulligan's!
The colors you see spread before you as you sit at Mulligan's!
Blissful spring day at Lake Worth Beach!
Blissful spring day at Lake Worth Beach!
A perfect beach scene!
A perfect beach scene!
The space-age playground with its view of the amazing blue-green ocean!
The space-age playground with its view of the amazing blue-green ocean!

Directions

Exit Highway 95 at 10th Ave and head toward the ocean. Turn right on US Hwy 1 and then left on Lake Ave. Follow it over the bridge and to the end where you there is a large parking lot. You have to pay for parking in the machines with bills or credit card. Sometimes there's quite a long line of people waiting to pay at the slow machines. Cost is $2 per hour.

Cost to enter pier is $1 or $3 for fishing.
Mulligan's Beach House Bar and Grill, 10 S. Ocean Blvd, Lake Worth FL 33460, call (561) 588-4130. Their Thanksgiving Day meal is delicious!
Kilwin's Chocolates and Ice Cream, 10 S. Ocean Blvd, Lake Worth FL 33460, call (561) 249-1568.
Mamma Mia's on the Beach, 10 S. Ocean Blvd, Lake Worth FL 33460, call (561) 588-2322.
Benny's on the Beach, 10 S. Ocean Blvd, Lake Worth FL 33460, call (561) 582-9001.

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Last Updated Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:14:27 GMT