Car enthusiasts, this beach was made for your ride.

Vroom, vroom! Get ready to hear and see a variety of muscle machines at the Horsepower at the Beach car show on Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Lake Worth Casino Building and Beach Complex in Lake Worth.

You can either check out the exhibition for free or register your vehicle for a chance to win some awards. This is an opportunity to admire some of the coolest rides in town, check out the engines, the upgrades and take a peek at their stylish interiors.

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If you think your car has what it takes to win, you can pay $15 to be included in the lineup and receive up-front, VIP beachfront parking. To register, contact lbennett@lakeworth.org or 561-533-7395.

Otherwise, just come out, enjoy the show, eat some food and listen to great music outside.

What: Horsepower at the Beach car show

When: Thursday, Oct. 13. 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: Lake Worth Casino building and Beach complex in Lake Worth, FL.

Which Florida beaches made Southern Living’s best beaches list?

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Southern Living magazine combed 2,000 miles of coastline to find the Best Beaches in the South.

None in Palm Beach County made the list but six spots along the Florida coast did, including Bahia Honda State Park in the Keys, Caladesi Island north of Clearwater on the Gulf of Mexico, Naples, Shell Island near Panama City in the Panhandle, South Walton Beach and St. Augustine.

Related: Best beaches in Palm Beach County

 

Which Florida hotel is among the “most stylish new hotels in the South?”

In addition to service and luxury, a great hotel offers an immediate sense of place.  Could The Breakers be anywhere other than in Palm Beach?

Garden & Gun magazine, that beautiful monthly chronicle of what’s new and cool in the The South has come out with a list of new Southern (and OK, Caribbean) hotels that are as stylish as they are dazzling reflections of their locations.

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Making the list is The Thompson, a new hotel on the once-again-fashionable northern end of Miami Beach. The retro beach chic look of the pet-friendly hotel is meant to remind us of the ’50’s, when the neighborhood was the the hang-out of the Rat Pack. There’s even a Carmen Miranda suite.  Michelle Bernstein, the former chef at the Omphoy (now Eau Palm Beach) helms the kitchen at the hotel’s Seagrape restaurant.

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Another hotel on the list has a Palm Beach connection, although it’s located a thousand or so miles south.  The Playa Grande Beach Club on the Dominican Republic’s north shore was designed by Celerie Kemble, who grew up in Palm Beach and whose mother, Mimi McMakin, is the founder of Kemble Interiors. Designed in a colonial style with gingerbread fretwork, copper soaking tubs and a soft pastel palette, the nine bungalows were created to look like they’d been around for decades, Kemble has said.

The list includes other new hotels in the Carolinas, Virginia and Savannah.

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Break 2016: Best South Florida beaches, bars and things to do

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A group of spring breakers hit the sand on Delray Municipal Beach. (Palm Beach Post file photo)

Stock up on sunscreen and dig out the beach towels. Spring break is busting out all over Florida this month. College students from the East Coast and Midwest have begun their annual coastal invasion while Palm Beach County public school students are off from Friday, March 18 until Monday, March 28.

Whether you’re staycationing or visiting, there are plenty of options to fill sunny days (although we Floridians may require wet suits for frigid ocean temperatures still in the low 70s).

Here are the best beaches, waterfront bars and things to do in Palm Beach County for Spring Break 2016:

Spring Break Guide of Palm Beach County

This Palm Beach County beach was voted the best by Post readers

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Lake Worth Municipal Beach. (Palm Beach Post file photo)

A few weeks ago we wrote about why we love the beach so much. And we polled our readers on which beach in Palm Beach County was their favorite. With 283 votes out of 540, Lake Worth Municipal Beach won!

It’s no wonder why. From Benny’s on the Beach to a beloved pier, from an Olympic-size pool to modern monkey bars that kids will have to be pulled away from, this beach park has more to offer than just grains of sand.

If you go: Lake Worth Municipal Beach: 10 S. Ocean Blvd., Lake Worth; 561-533-7395; $2 per hour for parking.

Related: 10 best beaches in Palm Beach County

Related: From north to south – Our full guide of beaches in Palm Beach County

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Palm Beach County beaches among the best in Florida without crowds

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If you’re looking for a day at the beach, but without all the crowds, two Palm Beach County destinations were listed as two of the best options in the state.

Thrillist compiled a list of the “Best beaches in Florida without crowds” with Palm Beach County’s Juno Beach and John D. MacArthur State Park coming in at numbers four and six. The top ten also included: Caladesi Island State Park, Blowing Rocks Preserve, Captiva Island, Amelia Island, Cayo Costa State Park, Playalinda, Ponte Vedra Beach, and Boca Grande.

Related: Check out our full guide to the best beaches in Palm Beach County

According to the list, Juno Beach was ranked highly for its excellent surfing and for being the county’s “most dog-friendly stretch of sand and most densely nested turtle-nesting beach in the world from May through October.” They also recommend visiting the Square Grouper Tiki Bar in Jupiter, which was listed as one of our favorite local beach bars for Spring Break.

John D. MacArthur State Park was favored for its array of animal life with manatees and the zebra longwing butterfly being seen around the territory. The report also remarks that the state park features a two-mile stretch of sand with very few swimmers.

West Palm Beach was already named as one of the best beaches in the state by U.S. News last year and our readers favored Lake Worth Municipal Beach in a recent poll.

Read more at Thrillist.

Best beaches of Palm Beach County and why we love them so much!

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Riviera Beach’s municipal beach. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post)

What makes a beach “best?”

The qualifications are as individual as one’s preferences in a swimsuit or suntan lotion.

So to get the arguments started, let’s begin with this list, arranged in order from north to south:

10 best beaches in Palm Beach County

Related: Our full beaches guide, check out facts and main attractions for each beach in Palm Beach County

Related: Why do we love the beach?

Do you agree with our best beaches list? Take our poll to see if other agree!