From nature to adventures, Boynton Beach has a variety of activities for all ages. There are nature parks for all ages, where it’s educational for children and soothing for the elderly, playhouses where children can play, and activities like diving and kayaking for adults and sometimes even children and the elderly. Being peaceful and adventurous at the same time, Boynton Beach is full of breathtaking natural scenery which you can explore either in a gentle way like nature walks or adventurously like diving. Learn more about the diverse things to do in Boynton Beach:
1. View flora and fauna at Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands
Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands Boynton Beach, FL Taken July 2012 © 2012 Lee Smith PhotographyPosted by Lee Smith Photography on Saturday, 11 March 2017
This piece of wetland was once a land for farming. Different kind of habitats can be seen throughout the park such as cypress marsh and tropical hardwood hammock. Walking along the wooden boardwalk, you will find descriptive signs explaining different kind of wildlife and plant life which is very educational for kids. For photographers, get your long lens ready and take a perfect shot of nature or the animals. Walk slowly and look around you as you don’t want to miss out the turtle hatchlings at the turtle pond or the young live alligators at the American alligator hole.
If you are a birds lover, revel in the view of various species of birds like purple gallinule, black-crowned night heron, great egret and more, wondering around in the sky on top of the park. It is also amazing watching flocks of birds migrating during winter. At the same time, admire various types of plants along your way like live oak, bald cypress, and red maple. Unfortunately, you are not allowed to bring pets, smoking, fishing, jogging, and biking, to preserve the area and keep it clean.
Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands
Address: 12800 Hagen Ranch Road, 33437 Boynton Beach, FL
Website: Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands
2. Go kayaking at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Did you know that the hoot of a barred owl sounds like it's asking, "Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you alllllllllll?" Photo: Barred Owl courtesy of Bruce RosenbergPosted by Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge on Monday, 13 March 2017
What’s that drumming sound? Pileated woodpeckers are among the largest birds in the forest, foraging on ants and other...Posted by Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday, 5 March 2017
Native fishes and wildlife such as American alligator, the endangered snail kite and 257 species of birds are what you expected to see in Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. To explore around the refuge, you can choose to walk, kayak, biking, canoe or boat as a transport. If you don’t want to get yourself wet, there is a boardwalk into the cypress swamp. Alternatively, you can go kayaking so that you can get even closer to the wildlife, as close as having an alligator swimming under you.
Other than that, if you are patient enough, you can also go fishing in the refuge area. While you are fishing, beware of alligators plundering the fish you catch. For visitors with little children or elderly, you are strongly suggested to use the walking trail. Besides, the interactive exhibition at the visitors center will catch the attention of your little ones.
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Address: 10216 Lee Road, 33473 Boynton Beach, FL
3. Get fresh, local farm produce from Bedner's Farm Fresh Market
Pumpkin Patch South Florida Style! Our Fall Festival is open 10:00-5:00, last tickets sold at 4:00.Posted by Bedner's Farm Fresh Market on Sunday, 2 October 2016
Need a way to entertain the kids this Winter Break? Join us at the U - Pick fields at our Boynton Location!Posted by Bedner's Farm Fresh Market on Wednesday, 28 December 2016
If you are tired of eating unhealthy, oily food and want to be more health conscious, get some fresh produce from Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market who take great pleasure in farming and producing healthy vegetables and fruits. You should try the corn produced from The Bedner’s spring garden, which is well-known for its sweetness and tastiness.
Field trips to the farm can be organized with 6 USD per person at a minimum of 20 people per group. You get to tour around the farm in their tractor and trailer. It will be an educational experience as you can learn the how they operate farming and manage the farm. The field trip will also bring you around Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and take you to visit the Farm Fresh Market. By paying extra 3 USD per person, you get to pick strawberries yourself during strawberry season.
Bedner's Farm Fresh Market
Address: 10066 Lee Rd, 33473 Boynton Beach, FL
Website: Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market
4. Catch some fish at Boynton Inlet
Prepare your fishing rod and perhaps have some father and son time fishing at Boynton Inlet. Boynton Inlet is a productive fishing site as there are full of fishes underneath. Depending on your luck, you get to catch mullet and pilchard. The place is well-known for its snook fishing.
While you are fishing, you can have your wife and daughter preparing a picnic at the tables, shaded by trees, provided there. Kids get to play in the shallow area of the ocean by the beach and sometimes discover some land or sea creatures. It will be best when your family-bonding time accompanied by a great view of the sunset.
Address: Boynton Beach, FL
5. Savor a sip of beer or wine at Due South Brewing Co.
Taste different kinds of beers, from typical ones to unusual ones, in this beer paradise. One of the unusual ones is Cafe Ole Espresso Porter, which is a mix of beer and coffee. There are VIP tours on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday but free tours are only available on the weekends. The tours will let you get a more understanding of the brewing process and the types of beers.
The taproom, where you can finally taste the beer, is open every day except for Monday. You can take out from a variety of restaurants nearby and bring it here or call for delivery with the menus available in the taproom, so you can savor it with the beer. Games like corn hole and giant Jenga are available to keep you entertained.
Due South Brewing Co.
Address: 2900 High Ridge Rd, #3, 33426 Boynton Beach, FL
Website: Due South Brewing Co.
6. Dive into the ocean with Starfish Scuba
Whether you are a beginner who is yearning to learn how to dive, or an advanced diver who wants to expand your diving knowledge, Starfish Scuba is ready for you. Starfish Scuba runs daily scuba diving charters. Going diving with them, you get to enjoy wreck diving, lobstering, underwater photography, spearfishing and more activities.
Being thoughtful, they even provide you with snacks and drinking water on the boat, to feed your hunger and quench your thirst. You will experience diving at beautiful reefs and get to swim with turtles, fishes, eels and other creatures. Don’t worry about being a beginner, you can dive with your own pace with experienced and caring divers guiding you.
Address: 735 Casa Loma Blvd, Slip 11, 33435 Boynton Beach, FL
Website: Starfish Scuba
7. Bring your kids to Schoolhouse Children's Museum and Learning Center
This place is both educational and entertaining for your kids. The museum showcases interactive exhibits that educate children about the life of early Florida pioneers, which is before computers, cell phones, televisions, and cars became popular. It also educates them and their parents about the history of Boynton Beach.
The exhibits include doctor’s office, puppets, milk a cow, steer a ship, grocery store, post office and much more. A large playground and a butterfly garden outside adds in more fun for the children. The caring staff members are there to ensure the safety of your children. Children can also engage in the free weekly programs provided.
Schoolhouse Children's Museum and Learning Center
Address: 129 E Ocean Ave, 33435 Boynton Beach, FL
8. Nice walk through the mangove trees at Mangrove Nature Park
Take a stroll through Mangrove Nature Park to appreciate the beauty nature has to offer. It is located behind St. Mark’s Catholic Church. With a long metal boardwalk going through it, you can be close to the mangrove without getting wet.
What you will expect along the way are little mangrove crabs that climb trees, pintail ducks, raccoons and different kind of birds. What will excite you is the view of the intracostal waterway midway into the mangrove forest. In the weekends, you get to see a lot of people sitting on the bench admiring the boats passing by.
Mangrove Nature Park
Address: Northeast Fourth St, 33435 Boynton Beach, FL
Website: Mangrove Nature Park
9. Put on your sunscreen and head to Oceanfront Park Beach
Come visit us at Oceanfront Park in beautiful Boynton Beach.Posted by Oceanside Beach Service Inc. on Friday, 29 April 2016
Spend a day at the beach to bond with your family, partner or friends. Oceanfront Park Beach will be a perfect choice. The cleanliness of the beach and even the restrooms are well-maintained. Lifeguards are always on duty to ensure your safety. Find a spot and rent an umbrella, cabana or chair so that you can settle down and relax.
Barbecue and picnic tables are also available for you to prepare food or you can go to The Sand Dollar Cafe for salad, sandwich, snacks, ice-cream, and drinks. There is a playground on site for your kids to keep themselves entertained. So swim, run around or sit back relax and enjoy the beautiful view of the ocean.
Oceanfront Park Beach
Address: 6415 N Ocean Blvd, 33435 Boynton Beach, FL
Website: Oceanfront Park Beach
10. Jet-skiing at Harvey E. Oyer Jr. Park
If boating or jet-skiing is your thing, Harvey E. Oyer Jr. Park is the place to go. You only have to pay 10 USD for boat-launching or trailer parking fee on weekend and city-designated holidays. The people there are respectful as they don’t take up too much time launching their watercraft which causes a delay for other boaters or jet skiers.
The intracostal is wide and the view is great where you can reach Palm Beach on the north and Boynton Beach at the south. Don’t worry about space as they are plenty for large boats and fast jet-skis. While you are jet-skiing, your children can have some fun at the playground.
Harvey E. Oyer Jr. Park
Address: 2010 N Federal Hwy, 33435 Boynton Beach, FL
Website: Harvey E. Oyer Jr. Park
Make it a relationship-bonding trip
Gather your friends, your family members or your partner and treat them with a trip to this marvelous Boynton Beach. Imagine yourself cuddling at the beach with your partner, sharing the joy of your children, being courageous with your friends by diving into the sea. What a great place to improve your relationships!
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