Wednesday, June 14, 2017

WMFW - Summer Activities - Beaches

Our Favorite Beaches - 2 years later

A couple of years ago as part of a Relief Society activity lesson on things to do in the summer, I wrote about some of our favorite beaches. You can find that post here. We have gone to the beach a few times since then, so I figured it was time to update our findings. I don't know if we have a new favorite beach yet, but we do have a lot that we'd be happy to visit again. Maybe you'll like one of them as well, so here you go!

Riviera Beach Municipal Beach - behind the Ocean Mall on Singer Island - 6/10/15
They gave it 4 suns, we gave it 4 suns also. You can read about our visit here. There's not a lot of parking, so it spills over into the shopping center parking lot, which then means you have a hike to get to the water. However, parking is free and there are covered picnic tables and grills and a playground and a sand volleyball lot and grass before the dune which separates all that from the beach.

Midtown Beach - east end of Worth Avenue, stretching from Royal Palm to Hammond Streets - 4/30/16
They gave it 1 sun, we gave it 3. The beach itself is quite nice, and even great and beautiful. However, it doesn't get a "5" because parking is $5/hour and there are no restrooms.

Phipps Ocean Park - 2201 S. Ocean Blvd. in Palm Beach - 8/6/16
They gave it 2 suns, we gave it 3. We figured it was a nice, average beach. There is free parking (for 2 hours if you go before 1 PM) and there are also restrooms.

Richard G. Kreusler Park - the far east end of Lake Worth Road (on the left side) - 3/18/17
They gave it 2 suns, we gave it 3. This is also a nice, average beach. One huge plus is that it's the closest to our house, so it's the best one for a quick trip. Parking is $2/hour. Currently the restrooms are being remodeled, but that doesn't interfere with getting to the sand and water.

We still haven't "officially" visited Lake Worth Beach, but it's next on the list. However, Michelle and I had another "unofficial" visit when she was home for Christmas a couple of years ago.

Whether you go for the sunrise, the sunset, or sometime in between, I hope each of you get the chance to visit your favorite beach this summer. Have a great time!

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