With 47 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline, The Palm Beaches would of course, have more than just one way to get out to sea - we feature four major inlets.
Jupiter Inlet -
Intracoastal Waterway Mile Marker – 1005 (approx.)
The Jupiter Inlet is a small, narrow opening in the barrier beach, about a mile east of the Jupiter Inlet lighthouse. The Inlet is “The Meanest Inlet In South Florida.” Sand is constantly shifting, especially on the northern side. Shoaling and fast currents make this an especially dangerous place to boat. Do not attempt to use this inlet without local knowledge. The Inlet is also the mouth of the Loxahatchee River.
Lake Worth Inlet (Palm Beach Inlet) -
Intracoastal Waterway Mile Marker - 1018 (approx.)
Riviera Beach, Palm Beach Shores, Palm Beach, Singer Island
Lake Worth Inlet is deep and well marked. It may be South Florida’s easiest and most user-friendly inlet. For navigation assistance there is a range located on Peanut Island.
Watch for manatee speed regulations in the winter months. Manatees will gather at the nearby Riviera Beach Power Plant.
South Lake Worth Inlet (Boynton Inlet) -
Intracoastal Waterway Mile Marker: 1033 (approx.)
Boynton Beach, Ocean Ridge, Manalapan
This Inlet was created to allow ocean water into the Intracoastal Waterway.
The Inlet is located at the south end of the Lake Worth water basin. Shoaling, strong current and a bridge with 18’ of clearance make this an extremely difficult inlet.
Best Access Point
Boat Club Park -
Boat docks and ramps available for access to Lake Worth Lagoon and Boynton Beach Inlet; city boating permit required.
Boca Raton Inlet -
Intracoastal Waterway Mile Marker: 1048 (approx.)
At Boca Raton Inlet, shoaling and underwater rocks are found adjacent to the north and south sides of the jetties. The inlet is dredged deep enough to allow use by larger pleasure boats. Approach from the Atlantic Ocean is unmarked and very difficult. Watch for large swells, especially with a strong easterly wind.
Best Access Point
Silver Palm Park -