Delray Beach is a coastal city in Palm Beach County, Florida, part of the Miami metropolitan area. Delray Beach’s location in Southeastern Palm Beach County is in the middle of Florida’s Gold Coast region. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Delray Beach has a total land area of 15.81 miles (25.44 km) and a population of over 70,000 full-time and seasonal residents.
Delray Beach was rated as the 3rd Happiest Seaside Town in America by Coastal Living in 2015. The city has 2 miles (3.2 km) of public beach accessible from Florida State Road A1A. Travel Holiday magazine named the Delray Municipal Beach as the top beach in the southeastern United States.
Downtown Delray Beach has undergone a gentrification program centered on East Atlantic Avenue, also known as simply “The Avenue”. The area is noted for its nightlife, dining, and shopping. In 2012 USA Today Travel named Delray Beach America’s Most Fun Small Town.
14851 Lyons Road
Delray Beach, FL 33446
Delray Marketplace is so much more than a convenient place to shop, dine and play – it’s a place to relax and enjoy life! Breakfast? Dinner? Lunch or brunch? How about a night out or just a treat while you shop? We have it all at Delray Marketplace, featuring fine restaurants for any taste or occasion. Delray Marketplace features an eclectic mix of top retailers, giving you the options you want in one location. We feature top fashion options for women, men and kids, along with the very best services for your body care. Plus, Delray Marketplace features your local Publix supermarket.
Hagen Ranch Road Library
14350 Hagen Ranch Road
Delray Beach, FL 33446
Sun: 12pm-5pm, Mon-Wed: 9am-8pm, Thu-Fri: 9am-6pm, Sat: 9am-5pm
The Hagen Ranch Road Branch Library serves as the community library to residents in west Delray Beach. The library circulates a large amount of popular adult fiction and nonfiction materials. A wide variety of electronic resources, such as magazine articles, newspaper databases, and Internet access are available to the public. Hands-on computer training for novices and the more experienced is available. The library has an active children’s department that offers programs to children of all ages.
Delray Equestrian Center
14830 Smith Sundy Road
Delray Beach, FL 33446
Located on 24 acres, Delray Equestrian Center is a full-service concierge farm offering full board, training, lessons and grooming services. With a full-time staff living on premise, Delray Equestrian Center caters to all levels of training: from beginners to advanced hunter/jumper show horses. Preparing horses/riders for competition is our specialty.
Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands
12800 Hagen Ranch Road
Boynton Beach, Florida 33437
Daily: 7:00 am – Sunset
Green Cay Nature Center is the county’s newest nature center that overlooks 100 acres of constructed wetland and provides educational opportunities about this unique habitat. The wetland features 1.5 miles of elevated boardwalk featuring interpretive signs about the habitat. The Nature Center includes a lecture hall, gift shop, and live animals in an extensive exhibit room that highlights wetland attributes. Come for a visit and find that there’s something for everyone at this fantastic new facility!
Lake Ida Dog Park
1455 Lake Ida Road
Delray Beach, Florida 33444
Hours: Sunrise – Sunset
Closed: Thursdays Noon-3pm for maintenance
2 large dog sections (one open at a time on rotation basis for rest and maintenance)
- 1 small dog section
- Double gated entry
- Paved dog wash station
- Fido fountain
- Dog bag dispensers
- Covered trash cans
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
4000 Morikami Park Road
Delray Beach, FL 33446
Tuesday-Sunday: 10am-5pm, Closed Mondays and major holidays
Adults – $15, Seniors – $13, Children – $9
Visitors are surprised to discover a century-old connection between Japan and South Florida. It is here that a group of young Japanese farmers created a community intended to revolutionize agriculture in Florida. Our mission at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is to provide authentic Japanese cultural experiences that entertain, educate and inspire. Our current exhibition, Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World, which runs from February 26th through May 8, explores the dynamic artistry of traditional Japanese tattoos, known as irezumi, along with its rich history and influence on modern tattoo practices.
5283 W ATLANTIC AVE,
DELRAY BEACH, FL 33484
OPEN TUESDAY – SATURDAY 10AM-5:30PM • SUNDAY 11AM-5PM
In 2014, the Carnival Flea Market transformed into a one of a kind shopping experience. Inspired by the greatest city in the world, The Big Apple Shopping Bazaar will transport you to the streets of New York City for food, shopping and fun. Complete with streetlights, iconic buildings, brick walkways, the Statue Of Liberty and even Central Park. The Big Apple Shopping Bazaar, provides shoppers with over 50 merchants with unmatched knowledge, professionalism and personalized service.
Jog Road between Woolbright Road and Atlantic Avenue
13026 Jog Road
Delray Beach, FL 33446
The wetlands are open to the general public seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to sunset
The name, Wakodahatchee, has an interesting history. It is derived from the Seminole Indian Language and translates as “created waters.” The created waters at Wakodahatchee Wetlands are an example of people giving something back to nature. Fifty acres of unused utilities land have been transformed into a wetlands ecosystem. The Wakodahatchee Wetlands have attracted an abundant variety of wildlife including turtles, frogs, alligators and birds. More than 140 different species of birds have been spotted at the site. These species thrive in the various wetland zones found at Wakodahatchee Wetlands. A three-quarter mile boardwalk winds through three of the wetland’s ponds, allowing visitors the opportunity to read interpretive signs and learn about water purification, wetlands ecology, natural history, and the interdependence of people and their environment.
Downtown Delray Beach
Atlantic Avenue – Pineapple Grove – Old School Square – Delray Beach Tennis Center
Recently named the Most Fun Small Town in America, Delray Beach has an authentic historic downtown along one of the longest main streets in Florida—Atlantic Avenue. The 100-block of East Atlantic Avenue is a microcosm of the downtown, bustling from the early morning into the wee hours of the night, on weekdays and weekends alike.
Located at the south end of the Pineapple Grove Arts District, this block has residential apartments located in mixed-use buildings, a gym, seven restaurants featuring the cuisine of five countries, from pizza-by-the-slice to gourmet French fare, served indoors or in beautiful sidewalk cafes. You’ll find retail shops for men and women, and a variety of office space. Relax in the shade at Worthing Park, where you can view an original DeBilzan sculpture, or catch a live performance during one of many downtown events.
The two-lane thoroughfare accommodates different modes of transportation including cars, bicycles, motorcycles, scooters, and golf carts. Free on-street parking gives easy access to local businesses, with two public parking garages less than a block away. Or you can skip the car altogether and hop on the City’s free shuttle, the Downtown Roundabout, or call the Delray Downtowner for a free ride in one of their electric vehicles. Wide paver brick sidewalks make it easy for pedestrians to walk, skateboard, or push strollers and wheelchairs along the block.
Whether you live locally or are just visiting, you can experience the best of Delray Beach in the span of this single block!
142 S. Ocean Blvd.
Delray Beach, FL 33483
Mon: Closed, Tue-Sat: 10AM – 4PM, Sun: 12PM – 4PM
Shark Feeding every Tuesday-Saturday at 10:30am and Sundays at 1:30pm
Alligator Feeding every Wednesday and Saturday at 1pm
Stingray Feeding Tuesday-Saturday at 2:45pm and Sundays at 12:30pm
Admission is $5 per-person for everyone 3 years of age and above. Palm Beach Zoo members are free.
The Sandoway House Nature Center is located in a historic 1936 beachfront home in Delray Beach, Florida.
The house is on the National Register of Historic Places and preserved as a unique Nature Center now home to native plants, live animals, and a world class shell collection. The Center offers a glimpse into South Florida’s fragile marine and freshwater environments through educational exhibits and programs. Educational programs are offered to the public at Sandoway House including: Shark and Alligator Feedings, Guided Historic Tours, Nature Walks, Astronomy Nights and special events such as Earth Day. We host guest speakers on environmental topics and teach exciting nature programs to all ages!
The Beach – Delray Beach Conditions
Atlantic Ave at A1A
Lifeguard Emergency Medical Technicians are On Duty 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Daily
To hear a recorded report of conditions, please call 561-27-BEACH – information is brought to you by the City of Delray Beach Ocean Rescue Division