The Breakers Reef in Palm Beach is the remains of an old pier in front of the Breakers Hotel. In 1895, Captain J. D. Ross was commissioned to build the 1,000-foot pier from concrete, wood and steel. The pier’s existence came to an end in 1928, when it was demolished by a hurricane.
Today, the Breakers Reef is an easy reef to swim to, but getting to the entry point is where you need to pay close attention. Once you arrive on the beach in front of the hotel, we recommend entering the water south of the Breakers Reef. This is due to the current that pushes north.
The Breakers Reef is about 150 feet out, parallel to the south edge of the hotel building.