This week’s installment of our Florida Cruising Guide features Boynton Beach.
Boynton Beach is the third largest city in Palm Beach County. The area that became Boynton Beach was first explored in 1894 by Civil War Major, Nathan Boynton. He was so impressed with the weather and beautiful beaches that he built the famous Boynton Hotel in 1897.
One part “tropical resort,” one part “hometown,” Boynton Beach, is conveniently nestled in the coastal heart of Palm Beach County, where the Atlantic and Florida’s Everglades meet. Boynton serves up waterfront dining, abundant shopping and lively entertainment, all easily accessed, and better enjoyed by boat!
Navigation and Nautical Details
According to US Harbors, Boynton Inlet, at the south end of Lake Worth, is a small dredged cut through the outside beach, about 100 feet wide. The entrance to the inlet is protected by jetties. In 1983, the reported controlling depth over the bar and to the Intracoastal Waterway was 5 feet. The inlet is crossed by Route A1A highway bridge which has a fixed span with a clearance of 18 feet. An overhead power cable at the bridge has a clearance of 38 feet. Boynton Inlet is dangerous and particularly hazardous to small boats not designed for open seas. Persons using this inlet should be experienced boatmen and have local knowledge. The channel is unmarked.
Dockage and Marinas
Located ½ mile south of the Boynton Inlet, the Boynton Harbor Marina offers a multitude of water activities including fishing charters, drift fishing, scuba diving charters, jet-ski rentals, boat rentals and waterfront dining. The Harbor Master’s Building houses marina offices, public restrooms, and a ship store. The ship store is well stocked with drinks, snacks, bait, ice, and last minute boating items. Also, the marina is equipped with state of the art gas and diesel dispensers. The new diesel dispensers are capable of pumping fuel at speeds of up to 60 gallons per minute.
Activities On and Offshore
There is much to do and see in and around Boynton Beach. For waterfront dining there are two recommended choices, the Two Georges Grille is well known for serving the freshest seafood in town, and the Banana Boat, which offers 250 feet of boat dockage, and a patio bar that offers an ocean breeze while you sip a tropical cocktail listening to a changing variety of live music every Friday through Sunday.
You can experience the Everglades, the world-renowned “River of Grass” with a visit to the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, visit the Intercostal Park, pick up some fresh fruits and vegetables at Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market, or explore the downtown for exciting nightlife and special events.
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