Friday, June 21, 2024

Delray Beach Voted Best Beach in Florida

The results are in for USA Today‘s 10Best contest, and Delray Beach has been voted the best beach in Florida.

The results were announced earlier today, with Delray’s municipal beach beating out the beaches in Panama City and Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, among others, to win the coveted Readers’ Choice Award. The winner was selected by a panel of experts who nominated their favorite beaches, which were then voted on by the public.

“We are so pleased that USA Today and their Reader’s Choice Award see what all of us locally already know,” said Delray Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Laura Simon. “Delray Beach is the best beach in Florida, and even the world!”

It comes as no surprise that Delray was voted the top beach in the state. The 2 miles of coast draw more than 3.2 million visitor per year, and the beach is kept in pristine shape by the City. There’s Atlantic Dunes Park for trail walking and biking, the waters are perfect for paddleboarding or surfing, the beach is wheelchair accessible, and the shops and bars along Atlantic Avenue are a stone’s throw away.

This is the second award Delray has gotten for its municipal beach this year after being honored with the Blue Flag Award for the second year in a row for meeting strict environmental, educational, safety, and accessibility criteria.

Tyler Childress
Tyler Childress
Tyler is the Web Editor and a contributing writer for Boca Raton magazine. He writes about food, entertainment and issues affecting South Florida. Send story tips to tyler@bocamag.com.

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