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Welcome to Boynton Beach!
Boynton Beach is a laid-back city on Florida’s Southern Atlantic coast. It’s located between Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale in Palm Beach County.
The population was 68,217 at the 2010 census. In 2019, the city had an estimated population of 78,679 according to the University of Florida. The population here continues to steadily climb.
Though technically a part of the Miami metropolitan area, its family-friendly suburban vibe will make you feel like your worlds away from the condensed madness that is Miami.
Boynton Beach’s old Florida charm is most evident on Ocean Avenue, where local restaurants and shops line the walkable streets and covered walkways guide you to the pleasant sea breeze and white sand beach of Oceanfront Park.
Cost of Living
The cost of living in Boynton Beach is slightly higher than Florida’s average. The cost of living in Florida is higher than the national average.
Best of Boynton Beach
Oceanfront Park is one of the best beaches in the county. The beach is tranquil, and the amenities are new. Solar awnings provide shade for parked cars, and there’s even chargers for electric vehicles. A giant chessboard and playground provide fun for adults and children alike. The clear water and nearby reefs make it a perfect spot for snorkeling. Oceanfront Park has remarkably clean bathrooms, a concession stand, plus lounge chairs and umbrellas for rent onsite.
Best for Nature Lovers
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge consists of 226 square miles of Everglades Ecosystem and is sure to delight any nature-lover. It’s a Florida staple for birding and wildlife viewing. You can choose kayak on the “river of grass” through native sawgrass marsh, hike or bike the trails, spend a day fishing, or join a ranger-led guided tour to learn even more about the diverse habitat. The refuge is home to more than 250 species of birds, 60 species of reptiles and amphibians, 40 species of butterflies, and 20 species of mammals.
Best for Nature Lovers Runner Up
Green Cay Nature Center is Palm Beach County’s newest nature center and overlooks 100 acres of wetland. The nature center features a 1.5-mile boardwalk with signs sharing information about the unique ecosystem and the creatures that inhabit it. Green Cay Nature Center also has a lecture hall, gift shop, and a live animal exhibit.
A change of pace from the swamps and beaches, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is a unique cultural center surrounded by peaceful gardens, Japanese bridges, and waterfalls. The gardens inspire reflection, and the museum will give you insight into the colony that once lived there. Its history dates back 100 years, when the area was home to a group of young Japanese farmers.
Best Museum Runner Up
Museum 66 is truly a car lover’s dream. The massive collection features unique and collectible cars, mopeds, bicycles, and more. The museum tells the story of the automobile’s progress and variation.
If you fancy beer, you’ll be pleased to learn that Boynton Beach has a variety of local breweries. Be sure to check out Due South Brewing Company, the newest nano brews of Devour Brewing, Copperpoint Brewing, and NOBO Brewing. Not afraid of a little choice overload? With over 300 craft beers from around the world, you can (try) to discover your favorite at Brass Tap Beer Bar. Live music, daily specials, and a jam-packed event calendar make this bar a necessary stop for beer devotees.
For some authentic Florida cuisine, dine or drink with a waterfront view at Two Georges or Banana Boat. Both restaurants serve up fresh seafood alongside traditional American fare.
The Haunted Pirate Fest and Mermaid Splash are held over two days at the end of October. Both events are family-friendly and include parades, treasure hunts, live entertainment, and a myriad of food and beverage options.