Facts about Palm Beach County

The Palm Beaches are camera ready for film, television and still photography shoots and welcome production projects with free permits and discounted production space. 
The saturated colors of our tropical climate translate beautifully in a variety of media.





 

ART & CULTURE

Over 40 cultural venues are located across Florida's Palm Beaches, from the River Center to the Raymond F. Kravis Center and the Norton Museum of Art to Mounts Botanical Gardens and the Boca Museum of Art, all reflect a diversity of excellent entertainment and exhibits.

ATTRACTIONS

With a large array of attractions, every moment in The Palm Beaches can be filled with something for any member of the family.  Outdoor settings such as Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park and Lion Country Safari provide close encounters with wildlife.  Other attractions include The International Polo ClubMorikami Gardensthe Palm Beach International Raceway, The Palm Beach Kennel ClubHoffman’s Chocolate Shoppe & Gardens and Loxahatchee Everglades Tours.

BIRDING

One of the most popular birdwatching spots in north county is Jupiter Ridge, a 270-acre Palm Beach County Natural Area that is home to the endangered Florida scrub jay. There are also nesting ospreys along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Other north county areas that draw bird watchers are Juno Dunes, where the varied habitat draws towhees. Frenchman’s Forest off Prosperity Farms Road attracts warblers, herons, horned owls, pileated woodpeckers and gray catbirds. Visitors to Sweetbay, adjacent to North County Airport, can often see snowy egret, black-crowned night heron, and the endangered wood stork. Visitors walking through a slash pine forest can see red-tailed hawks and red-bellied woodpeckers.

BOATING & FISHING 

Anglers are story tellers at heart and the Palm Beaches stretch from east to west with water on either side just waiting for your point of view.  With a multitude of inlets and launches, the Palm Beaches are home to many opportunities to target species such as grouper, snapper, tarpon, marlin and snook. Lake Okeechobee provides fresh water fishing opportunities with some of the best bass and crappie fishing in the region. Please check with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for seasonal information licences and permits.

DIVING

Touting some of the best diving along the eastern seaboard, the Palm Beaches are an ideal playground for scuba enthusiasts with all levels of experience.  Our local waters offer brilliantly colored hard and soft corals, five species of large sea turtles, moray eels, nurse sharks and the widest variety of tropical and sport fish of every size and color.  The miles of reef line, crevices and ledges feature numerous wrecks and other materials positioned by the State’s Artificial Reef ProgramWe encourage you to explore the many dive spots in Palm Beach County.   With ideal water temperatures, exotic vegetation, tropical fish and both artificial and natural reefs offer exciting dive opportunities year round.  The County is well known as a destination for both deep-sea and freshwater fishing.  Bicyclists can choose from many waterfront trails or friendly parks to exercise or take a leisurely tour.  A wide variety of sporting events can be found at our sister agency the Sports Commission.

ECO TOURISM 

From the Everglades to the Atlantic Ocean, the ecology-minded traveler will find a wealth of natural resources to explore in The Palm Beaches.  Experience activities such as hiking, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, birding, diving, cycling and camping for yourself or utilize them as a backdrop for your project.

LODGING & DINING

There are over 16,000 guestrooms at more than 200 hotels. Luxurious resorts, affordable inns, as well as bed & breakfasts create an extensive list of accommodations from which to choose.  Elegant and casual dining is found at the more than 2,300 unique restaurants.

MEETINGS

A state-of-the-art, 350,000-square-foot Convention Center is located just minutes from PBI Airport. The meeting space within the center consists of an exhibit hall, a ballroom that opens to an outside terrace, and 23 breakout spaces.  All meeting rooms contain the latest technology and equipment consisting of built-in viewing screens, telecommunications data, and audio-visual capabilities.  Additionally, a backbone of fiber optics, Cat 6 cabling and high-speed connectivity allows visitors to instantaneously reach any place on the globe.  The Expo Center at the South Florida Fairgrounds is another option for events and meetings.

PARKS

The great outdoors can be captured in over 70 parks in Palm Beach County, 13 of which are beachfront.  State, County and local parks offer everything from boating to horseback riding while beach-goers bask in the sun on a 47-mile stretch of shoreline.  A list of local parks can be found on individual municipality’s websites.

SEASON

Mid-November through mid-April is peak season for tourism and brings opportunites for productions to enjoy our moderate weather.

SHOPPING

From the funky and forward shops of the Clematis Street District and the infamous and elegant boutiques of Worth Avenue to superior shopping malls like Town Center in Boca Raton and the small European town center of CityPlace.  The Palm Beaches boast world-renowned shopping at a vast selection of diverse locales that include Northwood Village, West Palm Beach Antiques Row Art & Design District, Palm Beach Outlets, Pineapple Grove, Lake & Lucerne Avenues in Lake Worth, Mizner Park and more.

SPORTS ACTIVITIES

Excellent weather makes Palm Beach County a superb place to experience the outdoors and enjoy recreational activities. Palm Beach County has more than 170 public and private golf courses.  There are also 1,100 public and private tennis courts.  Delray Beach hosts international tennis tournaments at the Delray Beach Tennis Center.  The St. Louis Cardinals and the Miami Marlins enjoy spring training at Roger Dean Stadium where the Jupiter Hammerheads are the local Florida State League team. 

TYPOGRAPHY

The county is 2,578 square miles - an area larger than Rhode Island or Delaware.  There are 39 municipalities and incorporated areas.  The Atlantic Ocean touches the eastern half of the county. Both the coastal and beach areas range for 47 miles from north to south.  At its widest point, the county stretches 53 miles from east to west.  The northwest part of the county includes Lake Okeechobee, the second largest fresh water lake in the continent United States. The terrain is sub-tropical, featuring plenty of lush palm trees, tall pines, and a multitude of vivid tropical flowers that bloom year round.

TEMPERATURE

Palm Beach County enjoys an enviable, average annual temperature of 78 degrees Farenheight and is outside of the polar vortex of winter.

WATER ACTIVITIES  

Palm Beach County is surrounded by water: The Atlantic Ocean, the Everglades, Lake Okeechobee, Loxahatchee River, the Intracoastal Waterway and countless connecting canals.  Anglers will find the best in deep-sea fishing and numerous fresh water and brackish spots.  Ecotourists will realize that they are in an exploration utopia, both on land and under the sea.  Adventures await the paddleboarder, canoe and kayaking enthusiasts, beach goers, snorkelers, divers and boaters alike.

Contact Us

  • 800.745.FILM (3456)
  • 561.233.1000
  • 2195 Southern Blvd., Suite 520
  • West Palm Beach, Florida 33406
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