One of the great aspects of the island of Palm Beach is its walkability. Wonderful shops, restaurants, hotels, and beaches are all within walking distance. Spectacular homes line South Ocean Blvd., and pretty residential side streets feature shade trees and lovely estates.
We’ve put together a 5-mile ‘runseeing’ tour of Palm Beach. We start at the Society of Four Arts, near the Royal Park Bridge. Running east on the wide, palm-lined Royal Palm Way is the scenic, and appropriate way to ‘enter’ Palm Beach. Turn RIGHT at the water, and just past the 1-mile mark is the clock tower at the corner of S. Ocean Blvd. and Worth Ave. Worth Ave. is the east coast version of Rodeo Drive, one of the most exclusive shopping destinations in the world. Head west on Worth Ave., until the intersection with S. Lake Dr. You’ll then turn RIGHT onto the Lake Trail, and run north for 1 mile on the path, with great views of the water and West Palm Beach to the left, gorgeous homes to the right. Just past the unique Giant Kapok Tree is the historic Flagler Museum — a tribute to magnate who pioneered this area. Cross Cocoanut Row and run 1/2 mile along the bucolic Pine Walk, with the Breakers golf course on the left and famous, historic hotel just ahead, to the east. Quick RIGHT on South County Rd., then LEFT at the historic Church on Via Bethesda, quick RIGHT on Flagler, quick LEFT on Barton (gorgeous homes), for a lovely 1/2 mile south on South Ocean Blvd., which has incredible homes and water views. To conclude the run, take any of the side streets back up to S. Lake Dr. (we love Chilean Ave.)
Add-Ons : To lengthen the run, enjoy some of the side streets paralleling Worth Ave., (Australian, Peruvian, etc.), or between S. Ocean Blvd. and The Lake Trail (Clarke Ave., Seaview, Seabreeze, etc.). You can also sneak into the Breakers Hotel complex do a lovely ~1 mile around its gorgeous grounds, do more along the Lake Trail, cross the Royal Park Bridge into West Palm Beach…and more!
Note : South of Worth Ave., there is no sidewalk along S. Ocean Blvd., so running use caution when running here.
- 5 mile loop (3.2 km) loop
- Society of Four Arts at Royal Palm Way
- Parking available in lot
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This sounds like a great run. I will be down from Boston in April. Is anyone interested in joining me for this run?
Maybe there is a meetup group.