This part of Florida's Gulf Coast is fringed by bays and inlets, low-energy expansive shallow salt marshes, creeks, mangrove swamps and barrier islands with miles of the whitest sand beaches found anywhere. Ideal for canoeing and kayaking, several Florida rivers empty into the Gulf of Mexico, the ninth largest body of water in the world and one of its most productive fisheries.
Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Briny Breezes, Delray Beach, Gulf Stream, Hypoluxo, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Jupiter Inlet Colony, Lake Worth, Lantana, Manalapan, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Ocean Ridge, Palm Beach Shores, South Palm Beach, Tequesta
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.