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A rundown of the beaches near the Boca campus

The campus’ proximity to the ocean allows for outdoor recreation unmatched by nearby universities.

August 21, 2017

Located only 3.8 miles from the beach, FAU’s Boca campus offers an unparalleled experience into all that South Florida’s natural beauty has to offer. In only a 15-minute drive, students can be on the sand of some of Florida’s most beautiful beaches. Make the most of your freshman year by visiting these four hotspots to get your fill of sun and surf.



Spanish River Beach


This is the closest in proximity to our school, located less than 12 minutes away. With a small amount of roadside parking, this beach has an exclusive feel to it, as it’s rarely crowded at certain times of the day. But that comes at the price of taking care when trying to find a spot.

Thus I recommend that busy afternoon hours are avoided and that you try to come slightly earlier in the day. Oftentimes students will park at the CVS on Federal Highway (located right before crossing the bridge over to A1A) and walk over to the beach side.

This beach is quick and easy to go to, and while beautiful, lacks restaurants and sufficient parking. But, it does have outdoor showers so you can rinse your feet off before heading back to class.


The Delray Beach downtown, featuring restaurants, bars, ice cream shops, and retail stores. Alexander Rodriguez | Photo Editor

> Continue reading: Get info on the Delray, Deerfield, and Palmetto Beaches here


Ross Mellman is a contributing writer with the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected].

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