Dive Site: Worth Avenue Pier Debris MAP IT!
City: Palm Beach, Florida
Type of Dive: South Florida Beach Dive
Depth: 12-18 Feet
Parking: Metered parking ($5/hr) + Limited Free Street Parking (2hr max)
Local Beach Cam: Palm Beach Inlet Beach Cam
Last Updated: 6/1/2015
A Brief History of the Worth Avenue Pier:
Formally known as the Rainbow Pier, the Worth Avenue Pier was erected and opened to the public on Labor Day 1925. Extending out 1,025 feet, the Worth Avenue Pier was a favorite local attraction where admission was a dime. The pier, which was located at the end of Worth Avenue. featured a coffee shop, cocktail lounge restaurant, tackle shop and fisherman’s lockers.
The hurricanes in 1947 and 1949 destroyed the east end of the Worth Avenue Pier and eroded the structure. The 1960s brought along two storms, each wiping out a 300-foot section, and by 1969, the Worth Avenue Pier was a goner. Labeled a safety hazard, the town ordered it to be demolished.
Directions to the Worth Avenue Pier Debris In Palm Beach:
Take I-95 to exit 68, Southern Blvd., and head east. Take Southern Blvd. all the way to A1A / South Ocean Blvd and turn left. Head north on A1A for almost two miles until you get to Worth Avenue Here you will see a clock tower on your right and nearby parking.
After parking, hop the wall which separates the beach from the sidewalk and enter the water in front of the clock tower. Swim out and stay in line with the clock. At first you will see a little of the Worth Avenue Pier Debris. Continue swimming east until you see a huge debris field, which is about 15-18 feet deep. There are also several bowl-shaped ledges to the north and south which are home to a variety of fish.
What You May See At The Worth Avenue Pier Debris In Palm Beach:
Yellow Rays, Southern Stingrays, Sergeant Majors, Stonefish, Porcupine Fish, Grunts, Tarpon, Trigger Fish, Barracuda.
You MUST use a dive flag when scuba diving and snorkeling the Worth Avenue Pier Debris.
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