Palm Beach County: Highland Beach
Highland Beach is named for its high elevation above sea level and is a small coastal town sitting on the barrier island separated by the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. With just a few thousand full time residents Highland Beach doubles in size during the winter months, when snow birds and vacationers are at their peak.
With only two businesses in the entire town, Highland Beach is meant for residential purposes, where people enjoy quiet and private access to some of Florida’s most beautiful beaches. Highland Beach is very peaceful and typically you’ll be hundreds of feet from the next beach-goer.
Highland Beach is pet friendly, known by locals for allowing dogs on their beaches, Highland Beach is highly recommended for dog owners that want a laissez-fair attitude. With over three miles of beach and just a quarter mile wide, Highland Beach is perfect for enjoying an oceanfront and coastal lifestyle, in a quiet residential area.
With no bridges connecting Highland Beach to the mainland, residents reach Highland Beach via Delray from the north or Boca Raton from the south. With easy access to both Boca and Delray, Highland Beach residents enjoy a tranquil beach-side lifestyle with a just a short drive over the Intracoastal Waterway to enjoy the amenities of two very popular towns.