Singer Island is a beautiful South Florida peninsula located about fifteen minutes and six miles away from the city of West Palm Beach. Here are 5 reasons to visit Singer Island.
When it comes to food, Singer Island does not disappoint.
here are expensive five-star options, most of them affiliated with the major hotel chains, if you’re looking for something high-class and upscale. Perhaps the best way to get in touch with local culture is to frequent the smaller, independent establishments.
There is no shortage of options both in terms of cuisine and atmosphere in this category either. Gluten-free Mexican? They have that. And The Two Drunken Goats is another one of the areas’ most popular eateries.
Locals might say this has the best Mexican anywhere in southern Florida. The Sailfish Marina is known for tasty and fresh seafood, they have boats that take their catches straight to local kitchens. Agora Mediterranean Kitchen which is located nearby will satisfy your Italian-inspired cravings, and those looking for a touch of NYC charm would do no better than the New York Bagel Café
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
Singer Island has its own state park—indeed, the only state park in all of Palm Beach County! Established in 1989 by John D. MacArthur after discovering some of the ecological marvels in the locale, the park both works to preserve the island’s unique ecosystem and be an educational and refreshment space for locals and tourists.
The park has its own beach, one of four “natural communities” in the park (the others being the estuary, the maritime hammock, and the rock reef) that are comprised of naturally cohabiting plant and animal life.
The park is open year-round from 8am to sunset for an inexpensive fee and offers many amenities, including a gift shop, pavilions and grills for picnicking, and a large education center complete with research library and lab, along with programs for young and old alike.
Florida means beaches, and Singer Island has almost too many to count. A total of seven miles of beach grace the area. Besides the one located within the MacArthur Park, there are many others, including a new one that was originally private but a local judge ruled now must be open to the public after a million-dollar investment by the county.
Some of these beaches are affiliated with local establishments, like that of the Palm Beach Shores hotel, while Ocean Reef Park, a large complex of outdoor-related attractions, is open to all.
Close by to Singer Island and its city of Riviera Beach is Peanut Island Park, a wee (80-acre) attraction that may be the secret of Singer. Boating, fishing, and swimming are all very popular attractions for visitors.
The island is also known for a lovely walkway surrounding the perimeter that allows visitors to experience the waves, sun, and breeze all at once in a peaceful, winding path. There’s even an area for tents for those who want to stay overnight.
Kayaking And Scuba Diving
There seems to be no shortage of options for water sports on Singer Island, and kayaking and scuba diving are no exception to that rule. Multiple venues offer competitive prices and amenities, like MacArthur Park’s kayaks, as well as multiple privately-owned businesses.