Chartering the pristine waterways of the Intracoastal around Palm Beach is a magnificent way to see what South Florida has to offer. This is the world of beautiful waterfront mansions with rolling lawns that greet you as you head South on the water. Palm Beach Island is separated from the mainland by the Lake Worth Lagoon and is known for its glitzy estates and its beaches. The 4.2 miles of the Island has a population of less than 10,000 annual residents.
In the Winter Season, the roads are filled with people who have come to escape the cold and enjoy the best of South Florida. It’s very common to see a Bentley or Rolls Royce pass you along the way. Historic bridges connect the Island to West Palm Beach with beautiful condominiums and office buildings that dot the landscape. Tall and majestic palm trees line the streets when you cross the bridges. Many famous people have made Palm Beach their home including President Donald Trump. His Mar-a-Lago estate, also known as The Winter White House, stretches from the Intracoastal to the Atlantic. Originally built by Marjorie Merriweather Post in 1927, this 20-acre estate has been the center of Palm Beach Society for many years and has hosted dignitaries from around the world.
The estate is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. President Trump has had numerous properties on Palm Beach. Two Office Towers bearing his name are visible along the waterway on Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach. It’s not uncommon to spot music and TV stars during your visit to Palm Beach. Rod Stewart, Rush Limbaugh, and Jimmy Buffett all have estates on Palm Beach. Our itinerary on the water takes us past the Flagler Bridge. On the West side of the Bridge is the Palm Beach Yacht Club to the North and Palm Bay Marina to the South. On the East Side are the Municipal Docks for Palm Beach Island. Mega-yachts line this part of the waterway with some so large you would think they were small cruise ships! If shopping is something you are interested in, Worth Avenue is lined with upscale boutiques, galleries and restaurants.
Every designer you can imagine is present along this iconic street, from Chanel to Gucci to Saks Fifth Avenue. And we haven’t even mentioned Jewelers! Beautiful, classic hotels are also present on the Island. The Breakers Hotel stretches from the Atlantic to the Intracostal. They have both a beautiful sandy beach and extensive golf courses that run along the Intracoastal. In addition, the Chesterfield , The Brazilian Court and the Colony Hotels are close by. The Four Seasons and The Eau Palm Beach are also classic and timeless hotels located on the Island. There is never a shortage of things to do on Palm Beach. It is truly the jewel of South Florida and something to be experienced.