Ocean Boulevard Path


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Ocean Boulevard Path Facts

States: Florida
Counties: Palm Beach
Length: 4.7 miles
Trail end points: NE Spanish River Blvd. and NE 7th St. (Boca Raton)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6708752

Ocean Boulevard Path Description

Ocean Boulevard Path parallels the nicely landscaped roadway for nearly 5 miles through Boca Raton on Florida's southeastern coast. The northern end of the trail connects three popular parks -- Spanish River Park, Red Reef Park, and South Beach Park -- that offer beaches, swimming, and fishing opportunities. The southern end of the trail is more residential and dotted with palm trees; you'll see luxury homes and oceanfront high-rises. . Parking for non-resident at the parks is $25/day.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available in the three parks along the trail: Spanish River Park (3001 N. Ocean Blvd.), Red Reef Park (1400 N. Ocean Blvd.), and South Beach Park (400 N. State Rd. A1A).

Ocean Boulevard Path Reviews

I agree with Virgilio.

It's like a big sidewalk in that you have so many pedestrians that you have to watch out for because they don't bother to stay to the right. Also, I didn't like that the trail is so bumpy. I think you're better off just using the bike lane which is pretty close by, although that is kind of bumpy as well. One plus is that you can stop by Gumbo Limbo Nature Center or check out the boardwalk even though bikes are probably not allowed on it.

nice beachside ride

Did the path for the first time today and it’s a good workout (a little over ten miles round trip) with nice varying scenery — the Intercoastal, beach, golf courses, condos, etc. Going south there is a path thats pretty wide and comfortably accommodates pedestrians and cyclists; going back north just a regular bike lane. Parking across from Red Reef in the metered lot is a cheaper option.

Been using this trail for 35 years

I would say very few people have been on this trail as much as I have. It is my favorite running trail. I would use it for slow, casual biking but there are good bike paths in the shoulder of A1A if you’re trying to generate some speed. From Spanish River Blvd to Palmetto Rd and back is about a 5 mile run. Depending on your fitness, there’s a good wide path from the Deerfield Beach border all the way to Atlantic Blvd in Delray Beach.

A big sidewalk

Basically this is a big sidewalk with views to condominiums. Few views of the ocean. Very little nature.



The OBP is indeed a PATH, separated from Route A1A by about 5 feet of grass. The 8' wide strip of asphalt is on the west side of the road and is well-used. We parked at the bike rental shop on E. Palmetto Park Rd, about 2 blocks away. The Path has no signage whatsoever- if Traillink hadn't told me it was thereI would have thought it was just an 8' wide siddwalk. was theee

nice city ride!

Easy and quite ride along the coast on our beach cruiser bikes. Parking at Spanish River Park not recommended ($18.00 entrance fee). Better to park a mile south at South Beach Park (meter parking $3.00 p/hr). We stopped at DeerField Beach for lunch and rode back.

Favorite path

My favorite path for inline skating. About 5 miles each way under the Sun, surrounded my green golf fields and some pristine breach views.


I live 2 miles west on Spanish River, so use frequently. Heavy bike traffic (esp on weekends/holidays) with an extra wide bike lane. This is actually part of the East Coast Greenway, which is a trail that runs from Maine to Key West, FL...yes, that's right, an almost 3,000 mile bike trail. I do not understand why there are no signs noting this, but A-1-A is always a fun ride.

nice sunny ride

very nice ride and well maintained-full sun so bring your sunscreen!

Ocean Blvd path -- Boca Raton

This is a VERY multi-use path, an 8' strip of well-maintained and isolated path adjacent to busy state highway A1A. Riders will find many, many skaters, joggers, walkers and runners on the path, especially early morning, late afternoon, and weekends. The path crosses dozens of side streets, entrances to condos and developments, and entrances to city parks and beaches. Be diligent and patient and do not ecpect this to be a workoput -- just a leisureley ride along a path that has the ocean in view for about 1/3 its length. And lots of dogs.

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