Summer is winding down, but there’s still time to find some fantastic family entertainment in greater Palm Beach County! Our region is rich in choices for outdoor recreational activities, including site seeing, kayaking, bird watching, fishing and strolling along our gorgeous coastline.
While you’re in town looking at real estate, make sure you plan several additional days to tour all that Wellington has to offer beyond the horse world, including our award winning golf courses and beaches featured below.
Teeing It Up
Golf continues to offer our residents plenty of outdoor recreation during these unusual times. Palm Beach County is considered the “Golf Capital” of Florida, with 160 courses within reach of Wellington open for business! Since Palm Beach County is home to some of the world’s top golfers, our home town lives up to a high standard for golf enthusiasts.
Palm Beach Polo Golf and Country Club is the usual first stop for those interested in living in a community that offers golf, polo, tennis, croquet and a welcoming club house to entertain the entire family. It truly is ‘a landmark of luxury living and world-class sporting in the heart of Wellington’s equestrian community. The golf course includes The Cypress Course and the Big Blue Forest Preserve which was built originally for the Chrysler Team Championship on the PGA Tour.
A few of our other top courses in our region include Abacoa Golf Club, The Breakers, Okeeheelee Golf Course, Sandhill Crane, Jupiter Dunes and PGA National – which is world renowned for holding The Honda Classic PGA Tour event each year. While a few clubs are private, the majority of the clubs are either semi-private or public, so options for all golfers is plentiful.
A quick drive from Wellington over to Boca Raton offers a new array of choices for golfers, with Osprey Point, Red Reef, Boca Raton and Southwinds Golf Courses. Osprey Point, which is public, consistently gets the best reviews on Golf Advisor for it’s multiple practice ranges and 3 separate 9 hole courses.
Palm Beach County is also hub to some of the best golf instruction in our country. Dave Leadbetter Golf Acadamy, in Palm Beach Garden, is located at PGA National, and is world renowned for producing top teaching pros, PGA tour athletes and juniors. The John Webster Golf Academy, located at The Breakers in Palm Beach, and the John Prince Learning Center, near Lake Worth, are also two of the top training centers in the country. Both offer multiple courses, practice facilities and world class instruction.
Although our courses and instructional facilities are exemplary, access to these courses is surprisingly affordable. Most courses offer a competitive day rate, summer specials and vacation packages to suit every budget – so plan to pack your clubs when you come to town to look at real estate!
Riding The Waves
Our beaches are the envy of the east coast and there are multiple choices for happy beach goers. From Wellington, a quick trip to Palm Beach should be top of your list, as the coastal road leading into Palm Beach offers beautiful site seeing. Once you’re in town, parking is plentiful near the residential areas, but you need to hunt for beach access to plan your parking. R. J. Kreusler Park offers paid parking, a guarded beach, with outdoor showers and bathroom facilities.
Well worth a quick northern drive is Juno Beach, and the peer is a favorite for surfers, fisherman and kite boarders. Interesting fact: Juno Beach is the densest sea turtle nesting ground in the world, and during the summer into October is the time to see these creatures laying their eggs! Visit some of these endangered reptiles at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, a working sea turtle hospital and learning facility that also hosts turtle walks on the beach. Enjoy a hike or paddle through maritime hammock and mangrove swamps at Juno Dunes Natural Area, a 569-acre preserve that features the highest natural point in The Palm Beaches.
A little further north in Palm Beach is Jupiter Beach, which offers multiple public beach options such as Carlin, Ocean Cay and Jupiter Beach Parks. The waterways are known to be calm and clear, a favorite for paddle boarding, kayaking and snorkeling.
About a half hour further south of Palm Beach is Boynton Beach, which offers a boardwalk, public parking, grill spots and bathrooms. Delray Municipal Beach, just south of Lake Worth,has designated areas for swimming, surfing, volleyball, sailing, wind surfing, snorkeling and kite flying. For your comfort there are cabanas available to rent.
Currently all county beaches are open for your enjoyment, although each beach community does ask that you keep to groups under 10 and maintain social distancing. If you want to check out beach conditions before you go – visit this website for live beach cams and information on outdoor recreation, beaches, golf, restaurants, arts and culture, and more! ! https://www.thepalmbeaches.com/beachcam
Wellington Equestrian Realty (WER) is well known for their farm sales in and around Wellington, FL, Palm Beach Polo, Loxahatchee, Aero Club and Grand Prix Village. The Team at WER wants to reassure our clients that Palm Beach County offers plenty of opportunities to explore our outdoor spaces, all while staying safe and enjoying your visit.
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