Mangrove Nature Park [Boynton Beach]

I stumbled upon this little gem of a park as I was waiting to teach an ESL class. I had a few minutes to spare and didn’t want to sit in my car. The park is kind of hidden, it’s situated somewhat behind St. Marks Catholic Church in Boynton Beach, just off Federal Highway and Boynton Beach Blvd. You don’t really know what to expect as you venture off into the boardwalk, I didn’t even realize there was a long boardwalk that takes you out to what’s actually the Intracoastal Waterway. I visited it around March, but beware, in the Spring and Summer months, there are lots and lots of gnats flying around waiting for their next victim to bite. From what I can gather, this probably would not be a good place to bike – it doesn’t seem as though the boardwalk is long enough, and its hanging over the Intracoastal may not be the safest environment to do so; this is, however, the perfect spot for a relaxing hike.

As you arrive onto the boardwalk, there are a plethora of beautiful Mangrove trees hanging over the railing, with bright yellow flowers to make for a perfect view as you walk along. I didn’t venture all the way through, but from research, it doesn’t look like the walk is too far out there to get to the Intracoastal. The actual boardwalk is wooden and very clean, and the feeling the walk gives you is irreplaceable. The environment is somewhat swampy, which gives way for the Mangrove Trees to thrive. Along the boardwalk, just as you’d expect, wildlife thrives between the bushes — there are plenty of spiders and insects for your viewing pleasure. Large spider webs hang among the trees! The boardwalk hangs over the water once you make it out to the Intracoastal – and you can watch boaters, kayakers, and others enjoying the water amongst you. 🙂

It’s a pretty simple park, but a stunning one that will not disappoint. Check out its TripAdvisor page for some more helpful info:

Mangrove Nature Park TripAdvisor Page.

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