With 47 miles of coastline, a common production question is, “Can we get on the beach?” and of course, the answer is YES! Palm Beach County has a wide variety of looks within our unique municipalities—with rocks, piers, jetties and a lighthouse, there are plenty of options that need little or no art direction.
North end of John D. MacArthur Park
John D. MacArthur Park is easily the largest park in PBC with a mile-long boardwalk that takes you to a pristine beach, with a remote feel and a hidden jungle path that opens onto the sand. There is no vehicle access, but motorized 4-wheelers can carry the gear. The beach is wide and has an actual dune. It’s not quite a seaside cliff, but reads well on camera. Many shaded beach access points are found along A1A between Coral Cove Park and the Juno Beach Pier. Most lead through thick clusters of sea grapes and are short walks to the sand. Coral Cove offers interesting sandstone rocks at the waterline
View from Palm Beach Shores Community Center
Palm Beach Shores’ town beach is truly a hidden gem with a wide stretch of sandy beach and a long tiki hut for shade. Johnson & Murphy used the grassy area on the north side for catalog images. The waterfront Community Center is perfect as a holding area, and basecamp can go into the Ocean Mall parking lot five blocks to the north. Singer Island Municipal Beach has a treasure trove of coastal angles as well.
To the south, Delray Beach offers vertical lines in a horizontal image with the catamaran parking area on the beach near Seaspray Ave, while sporty volleyball angles, colorful kayaks and coconut palms are found near Causarina Rd. While South Inlet Park has a most amazing structure onsite, the Eshleman Pavilion is all that remains of the old Cloister Hotel. With its gothic arches, it offers an outdoor cathedral once the picnic tables are removed.