September 2017

There are 6 blog entries for September 2017.

If you've never kayaked before but always wanted to try, here's your chance! The Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park on Singer Island are hosting a free class to teach beginners the basic skills needed to kayak. This includes launching the kayak, getting in and out of it, paddling, safety, etc. The course will be held this Sunday, October 1st, at 12 p.m. and lasts about an hour. It is land-based and free with park admission ($5 per vehicle). Kayaking is a great way to have fun and to be healthy. If you haven't done it before, you'll find that kayaking can be a bit of a workout especially for the upper back and shoulders. Substitute a stuffy gym for an outdoor adventure and get fit kayaking. The State Park has kayak rentals available for only $30 for

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Reef Tiki Bar & Grill

This beachfront tiki bar is known for their Pacific Rim-style cuisine and tropical cocktails. They offer a variety of appetizers, salads and sandwiches. They also make Poke with locally caught fish, ginger, sesame, seaweed, yucca and soy sauce. Their signature cocktail is one to boast about, called the Coconut Island Breeze, which is served in a fresh cracked coconut. Located at the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island, the bar is open to public but you will be treated like a guest with great service and free valet parking. The bar is open from 11 a.m. until dusk (kitchen closes at 5 p.m.). Come on Sunday between noon and 3 p.m. to hear the steel drums and you'll really feel like you're at a tropical oasis. 

3800 N Ocean Dr,

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  Do you care about clean water, safe beaches, and healthy marine life? Come join hundreds of others making a difference this weekend on Singer Island. International Coastal Clean Up Day takes place during the month of September and is the world's largest one-day volunteer effort. Twelve million volunteers in 100 countries clean up beaches, lakes, rivers, and canals in an effort to save our waterways. (Normally the event takes place internationally on the 16th but because of Hurricane Irma, Palm Beach County adjusted their clean up dates). Last year, volunteers worldwide picked up more than 2 million plastic bottles and bags off the beach and over 18 million pounds of trash. Sadly, plastic is found in 62 percent of sea birds and 100 percent of sea…
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This weekend, September 23rd and 24th, the Singer Island Outdoor Center will be hosting daily guided paddle board tours to seek out sea turtles and manatees. The tours explore the mangroves of the Loxahatchee River and the Indian River Lagoon, the most bio-diverse estuary in the U.S. On the rout you will also pass the Jupiter Lighthouse and head to Sawfish Bay which has two magrove islands you can roam about and see birds, crabs, and even iguanas. The tour will start at 11:30 a.m. both days and meeting at 1116 Love St., Jupiter. You will be supplied with a paddleboard and your tour guide will give you basic paddle and safety instructions. Sea turtles are nesting now and manatees are aplenty in these parts so you're sure to have a great experience!

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As you walk down the beach on Singer Island, you'll surely find a shiny little shell that catches your eye and you'll probably pick it up and put it in your pocket. Since the Florida coastline is riddled with beautiful sea shells, some locals make collecting them a hobby (called shelling). You can make crafts with shells, use them for household decorations, thread them on a necklace- pretty much anything you can think to create. The most common shells on Florida beaches are the Rose Murex, Florida Fighting Conch, Florida Cone, Tiny Dwarf Olive, Pear Whelk, and the True Tulip, pictured below in order. 
Shells come and go depending on conditions such as tide, current, and wind, so there isn't necessarily a "best" beach to find shells at. If…
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      This Labor Day, habitants and beach goers on Singer Island got to witness a rare weather event. A waterspout formed at 10 a.m. and lasted about 10 minutes followed by another one that dissipated in even less time. A waterspout is a spiraling column of air and mist over the ocean. They are 18,000-20,000 feet high and classified as either tornadic or fair weather. Tornadic waterspouts are similar to land tornadoes and associated with bad storms, high wind, and hail. Fair weather waterspouts, like the one spotted on Singer Island, are not associated with storms, form with little wind, and are much more common. Interestingly, while tornadic spouts drop from the sky, fair weather spouts develop on the surface of the water and form upward. By the…
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