The free docks are excellent quality floating docks just South of Flagler Bridge - a bascule about a mile south of Lake Worth inlet.
There is 7 to 9 feet MLW at the docks. There is water
available if you know where to look.
The docks are located just south of a commercial
marina - so there is fuel
and pump outs available a few feet from the free docks.
The land side is in the middle of the West Palm Beach tourist district - free weekly concerts on Thursday plus lots of other activities including farmer's markets and such. Look up Centennial Square on Google
for a good list.
A wide variety of places to each ranging from pizza slices to white table cloths.
There are free busses to City Place for up scale shopping
- show your support for Bloomingdale's if you choose. More free entertainment at City Place and more places to eat.
Best of all, eating wise, is the free bus stops at a Publix where there is good reasonable priced shopping
Should you need access, there is an Amtrack Train and TriRail train on the free bus route
. The Tryrail will take you to PBI, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami
airports for under $5 if you need a crew change or have a home visit need.
The docks are not crowded and are DAY USE ONLY.
Howeveer, right next to the docks are excellent, protected, FREE anchorages
- nearly the last in South Florida
We often go to the free docks for the day and drift off the docks to the anchorage for a quiet night.
There is some security
but since this is in the high class part of town (next to the TRUMP Towers and across from Palm Beach, there is little crime risk. Even the street bums wear designer
Want to move even higher, you can walk across either Flagler or Royal Palm bridge to Worth Avenue where the least expensive pair of shoes is $1000 and prices at the goodwill thrift store start at $150.
, free, and good company.