October 2017

There are 10 blog entries for October 2017.

This Saturday, November 4th, MacArthur Beach State Park on Singer Island will be hosting a moonlight concert from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. This will be the first of six concerts as part of a series the park is putting on through April. Each concert during the series will have a different band playing new music. This weekend, listen to unique folk sound by Doug Spears. Spears is a Florida native and has been performing folk music for decades. He strums a guitar like no one else in town and you will love the magical feeling of listening to this music under the stars. Walk the boardwalk out to the beach and listen to the music echo as you watch the moonlight glimmer atop the waves at this beautiful park. Bring your whole family to this

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Even though we are surrounded by water here in Florida and have miles of coastline in Palm Beach County, surfing isn't something you can just do at any time of any day. You have to have the right conditions including the tide, wind, and waves, and you need a good spot. While Singer Island is relatively small, it has a surf spot that many locals keep an eye on when they check the surf report.

Ocean Reef Park is a little section on the island that has some nice peaks and fast lefts. The north end by the lifeguard tower has pretty consistent waves while the south end waves can have better form. The waves here are mostly about fun because they're usually pretty short so head-high waves is when it's really worthwhile. The locals are also really cool and

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  Next Saturday, November 4th, commemorate the Lake Worth Lagoon with your friends and family. The free Lagoon Fest will be held at Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The lagoon, which runs 20 miles beginning at Singer Island and ending in Boynton Beach, is an indispensable estuary for humans and wildlife alike. It has been dredged to create significant ports like the Port of Palm Beach, which contributes $260 million in local business revenue annually, and also for the purpose of mixing salt water from the ocean with freshwater from canals to allow mangroves, sea grass, oyster beds, sea turtles, and 250 other marine species to thrive. In the past century however, heavy boat traffic, marinas, and a power plant have…
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Conde Nast Traveler, a luxury lifestyle magazine, has recently named the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa on its "Top Resorts in Florida: Readers' Choice Awards 2017." The hotel was ranked #4 on the list with a score of 96.49, less than 1 point defference from the #1 spot, which taken by the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort with a score of 97.48. Seven resorts in Palm Beach made the list including the Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa at #15 and the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa at #17. The luxury Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Resort ranks at the top of the list for its amazing, tropical-inspired rooms with an ocean-front view, wonderful restaurant and bar, indulgent spa, large pool, and clean gym. Its location right on the beach on

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Want to try Jet Skiing around Singer Island? Get Wet Watersports has a convenient location just before the Blue Heron Bridge for you to cruise through the inlet and out to the beach. They rent out 2015 Yamaha V1 Jet Skis equipped with 1152cc engines that have the ability to reverse so you can easily maneuver the craft even if you're in a tough spot. If you've never been Jet Skiing there are a couple things you need to know. Number 1: You don't have to go skydiving or climb Mount Everest to have a thrilling experience. Jetskiing is an exhilarating activity and some of the most fun you'll ever have! It's definitely worth a try and you'll end up loving it. Number 2: Riders born after 1988 will have to take a boater safety course per Florida rules. It's

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      It's safe to say that Palm Beach County is one of the most popular places to snorkel and dive- if not the most popular- on mainland Florida. Bountiful marine life and diverse, colorful reefs are becoming increasingly hard to find due to coral mining, pollution, and overfishing. Palm Beach County has continually made efforts to preserve reef species by building a number of artificial reefs and purposefully sinking ships. In fact, the inlet between Riviera Beach and Singer Island is packed with divers every day at high tide, viewing the fish, rays, nurse sharks, and starfish surrounding a sunken speed boat.        Last year, Singer Island got a new addition off Ocean Reef Park called Andrea's Reef. It is three-quarters of a mile offshore,…
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  This Saturday, October 14th, bring your friends and family to the Cruisin' Food Fest happening at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park on the north side of Singer Island. From noon - 4 p.m. check out a lineup of cool, vintage cars, live music, giveaways, and food from the best trucks. This is something the park puts on every second Saturday of each month! The event is free with park admission ($5 per vehicle). Check out a lineup of cars from antique Excaliburs to today's hottest Mustangs. There are three live bands scheduled throughout the day and seven food trucks on site. The park will be offering free tram rides to the beach and to the nature center where you can see captive sea turtles that are being rehabilitated until ready for release. There's…
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    Right in between the coastline of Palm Beach and Singer Island there lies a tiny haven called Peanut Island. It is an 80-acre, man-made island that has now become one of the most popular attractions in the area. The island was created in the early 1900s with sand and material left over from dredging the surrounding Inlet, as part of a series of dredging projects to create better accessibility for trade and transportation in Florida. The island was planned to be used for shipping peanut oil (hence the name), but that operation failed by 1946. In 1961 during the Cuban Missile Crisis, a bomb shelter was constructed on the center of the island for President John F. Kennedy in case of a nuclear attack. While Kennedy spent many of the winter seasons…
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  Have you tried the most popular restaurant on Singer Island? Two Drunken Goats is a casual and inviting beachfront bar with a Mexican flair. Right across from the ocean, the restaurant has a beach cafe feel and a laid-back vibe. They serve up Tex-Mex-style cuisine, seafood, burgers, and so much more. Live music, homemade sangria, signature cocktails, and gourmet fare make them a favorite for locals and tourists alike.    Food: This cantina has a long and diverse menu with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Visitors recommend the seafood quesadilla, blackened grouper sandwich, the Mahi Latino: a fresh fillet topped witha creamy pepper sauce served over Spanish rice and pinto beans, the Calamari Mexicali: tender fried squid with…
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Bring your friends to a free beachfront concert this Sunday, October 8th, at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. The Conch Stomp String Band, a local favorite since the nineties, will be performing bluegrass, folk, country, old time, and rock and roll at the park from 1-3 p.m. Come early for other free features as well! At 10 a.m. go for a nature walk through the park and along the beach where a guide will explain the history of the area, its ecosystems, plants, and animals. At 11 a.m. there is a "tank interpretation" where you can go in the nature center and see tanks with different species of sea turtles, lizards, scorpions, and aquariums of diverse fish. After that, eat some lunch, head over to the park's amphitheatre and listen to the unique

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