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Will Change Come to South Inlet Park in the Near Future?

Posted by Gloria Singer on Friday, March 21st, 2014 at 12:05pm.

South Inlet Park is found off South Ocean Boulevard in Boca Raton. This is a popular beachfront park with just over 11 acres of space. Many Boca Raton residents enjoy the area because it's not as commercialized as some of the other beach parks in the area.

However, the city of Boca Raton has considered purchasing the park for years. Since it's considered prime oceanfront real estate, this presents a few issues. It could be a good move because the city would be able to control the waterfront. However, Boca Raton would become responsible for the maintenance and the upkeep of the park. They already take care of the Red Reef, South Beach and Spanish River parks, so this wouldn't be anything new.

Some residents have voiced their concerns. They don’t want to see the parking fees for non-residents change and they don't want to see the South Inlet Park become just an exclusive beach for those living in the Spanish River Estate Section of the city. Both of these changes are possible if the city makes the move to purchase this park.

About South Inlet Park

The South Inlet Park provides a great place to enjoy the beach in Boca Raton. It's fully accessible by wheelchair and provided 850 feet of guarded beach frontage. Activities found here include:

  • Saltwater Fishing
  • Surfing in non-guarded swimming areas
  • Picnicking
  • A Playground
  • Swimming
  • Water Activities
  • And More!

The park includes restroom facilities, outdoor showers, picnic pavilions, picnic tables and more. It's a clean beach and many area families enjoy spending time at the South Inlet Park beach.

The city hasn't made the move to purchase the park yet and there's not guarantee they will. However, if this happens, there is the possibility for changes to the park and to the entire area.

Gloria Singer is the Broker of Boca Expert Realty, a boutique Boca Raton real estate company with a focus on professional service and an unparalleled customer experience. Our select agents are amongst the top performing professionals in the field. Visit for information on Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach real estate and to connect with an expert in the local market. 

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