Highland Beach: Secluded Luxury


Though not large in size, Highland Beach makes a big impression on all those who live and visit there. Located in Palm Beach County between Delray Beach to the north and Boca Raton to the south, the town encompasses 1.1 square miles of prime Florida real estate.

This lovely South Florida area is flanked by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Intracoastal Waterway to the west, giving it endless water views and access. State Route A1A is Highland Beach’s main street and is devoid of even a single traffic light. Tall palms rise into the clear tropical skies like swaying sentries along the route welcoming residents and visitors alike.

Secluded beach sanctuary

With its close proximity to Boca Raton and Delray Beach, Highland Beach has easy access to a nearly endless variety of restaurants, shopping, fine dining, cultural events, recreation and entertainment. Approximately three miles of beach in the town allow residents to enjoy a secluded sanctuary where they can relax or partake in water and outdoor recreation.

During the winter months, the population doubles as snowbirds return from the north and tourists pour in to indulge in the tropical warmth of South Florida. The quieter luxury lifestyle of this area has attracted some celebrities to the area who have purchased palatial properties to enjoy the Atlantic breezes, waters and bright blue skies. Property values for Highland Beach continue to rise as the town thrives and beckons those who prefer a less hectic pace of life.

Sea turtle salvation

Those with a true appreciation of the beauty and wonder of nature have worked hard to insure that Highland Beach remains a safe harbor for sea turtles. The beaches of the area serve as nesting grounds for the endangered sea turtles found here from March through October every year. These majestic creatures arrive at the shores annually to lay thousands of eggs in nests throughout the various beaches.

A few weeks later, the hatchlings emerge and make their tumultuous journey to the safety of the sea. As the nesting and hatching happens at night, volunteers mark nests and all beachfront lighting remains off from dusk to dawn per a local ordinance. Residents need to avoid all nesting areas, avoid walking on the beach at night and refrain from using flashlights, which can confuse hatchlings that are attracted to the brightest light. Insuring these endangered sea turtles have Highland Beach as their sanctuary is an important way that the town works to protect the future and maintain the natural beauty of the area.

Exclusive beachside dining

Though there are many restaurants within reach at Delray Beach and Boca Raton, Highland Beach is home to great dining at its own Latitudes Ocean Grill. The restaurant features breakfast, brunch and lunch selections and offers a gorgeous ocean view from the outdoor seating area and walls of windows lining the interior. Diners rave about their Sunday brunch with its selection of carved meats, fresh raw bar and pasta choices. Other diner recommended dishes include their French onion soup and lobster rolls. The view is the highlight of Highland’s dining destination.

Intracoastal Waterway access

A multitude of destinations are accessible via the Intracoastal Waterway. As a majority of the homes are on waterway waterfront, residents hop in their boats and head north to Delray Beach to enjoy restaurants, entertainment and shopping or south toward Boca Raton for access to the vibrant energy of the blossoming city.

Atlantic Ocean recreation

Water lovers find Highland Beach the ideal destination for fun in the sand, surf and sun. Beach goers relax on the golden sands of the area, hunt for seashells, swim and scuba dive in the warm ocean water of Southern Florida. Fishing enthusiasts take their boats out on the waters for long stretches catching the freshest meal or simply enjoying the sport of it and releasing their catch. Boaters have the opportunity to cruise the waves of the ocean on everything from personal water craft to sailboats to large yachts.

For those who want the convenience of Boca Raton and Delray Beach but prefer quieter, more secluded living, Highland Beach offers them the ideal living and vacationing destination. Luxury living, serenity, seclusion and the tropical lifestyleawait at Highland Beach.

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