Singer Island at Riviera Beach
||Palm Beach, FL|
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Singer Island at Riviera Beach is one of my favorite beaches in Southeast Florida! It has all the things a beach should have, including fine pale sand, perfect aquamarine water, coconut palms for shade, snazzy-looking blue chairs, fit people, dunes dotted with sea oats, and cafes right by the beach! Come for an early morning swim. It's blissful!
There is a beach supply shop called Wings with everything you could ever need at the beach, plus a Subway Sandwiches. Between the shops and the beach on the north side of the park is a playground with a huge slate blue shade canopy. Kids under six years old enjoy the toddler and regular playground, plus swings.
Take a short walk north and you come to Ocean Reef Beach, with a limestone reef where you can snorkel. During certain tides, there are rock pools where your kids can play. There is also a playground with a seahorse bouncy, near the parking lot.
Don't mistake Singer Island at Riviera Beach with the town of Riviera Beach, which is on Blue Heron Blvd more inland, because the town itself is not a place you really want to visit- it is impoverished and rundown.
Also on Singer Island is John D. MacArthur Beach, where you arrive at a tropical jungle and then take a trolley across the intracoastal waterway to a more isolated beach (there is no lifeguard). For a magical little morning trip, take the water taxi to Peanut Island, in the intracoastal by the inlet between Singer Island and Palm Beach, and do a tour of the old Coast Guard house and Kennedy's bunker.
To look down at crystal clear water, starfish, manatees, and all manner of sealife, check out Phil Foster Park, just minutes away under the Blue Heron Boulevard Bridge.
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To avoid a sketchy neighborhood, come via PGA Blvd. Exit Highway 95 at PGA Blvd and head toward the ocean. You will go over a bridge and then drive for five miles along N Ocean Dr, past John D. MacArthur State Park and then a bunch of high-rise condos. Turn left on N Ocean Ave and then park in the Ocean Mall parking lot. Parking is free.
Subway Sandwiches, 2501 North Ocean Avenue, Riviera Beach, FL 33404, call (561) 842-4747.
Wings Beachwear, (561) 844-6760.
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|850m wide. 4 miles long. Isn't really an island because it connects at the top.|
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