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Gumbo Limbo Nature Center: see turtles, boardwalk, trails, aquariums

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is a place to enjoy authentic outdoor Florida.

You can visit the butterfly garden, the shaded Ashley Trail loop, the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility and the authentic Seminole tiki offering amazing views of the water at sunset. You can also visit recovering patients at the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility and get a close-up view of fish and stingrays in their four large outdoor aquariums. Plus, there is a boardwalk offering a closer look at nature without getting your feet wet.

Gumbo Limbo Gopher turtles at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Photo courtesy of Lisa Jacobs.


  • Residents (those who reside within the City of Boca Raton or Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District)and Members: $10 per person  
  • All others: $13 per person
  • Children under three are FREE
  • Same-day registration is $10 per person at the gate if space is available  
  • Credit cards only 

For more information, including accessibility options, call (561) 544-8605.                                             

Stroll the Boardwalk

Take in the sights and sounds of Mother Nature along the Gumbo Limbo Boardwalk. The half-mile-round trip takes you through the Coastal Hammock Forest under a canopy of trees.

Boardwalk at Gumbo Limbo through the Coastal Hammock Forest. Photo courtesy of Lisa Jacobs.

Before you visit, please note the following:

  • The Boardwalk is only accessible from the Red Reef West parking lot, 1371 N Ocean Blvd.
  • The Boardwalk is open from 7:30 am to sunset
  • Parking fees apply ($2 weekday and $3 weekend 4-hour max.)
  • Restrooms are available at the golf course

The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is located at 1801 North Ocean Boulevard (A1A) Boca Raton. For more information call (561) 544-8605. For the latest information on what’s open in Boca Raton parks visit, and   

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