Singer Island - Dermot OBrien
 

Singer Island is actually a peninsula and not an island. It has one of the most beautiful beached in south east Florida – some say in the whole of the State of Florida! Before the Palm Beach Inlet was created, it was connected to the island of Palm Beach to the south. It is located on the Atlantic coast of Palm Beach County, Florida in the South Florida metropolitan area. Most of it is in the city of Riviera Beach, but the town of Palm Beach Shores occupies its southern tip. Its latitude of is 26.784 N and its longitude is 80.037 W. The easternmost point of Florida is located there in Palm Beach Shores.

Named after Palm Beach developer Paris Singer, a son of Isaac Singer, the Singer Sewing Machine magnate, Singer Island has parks, marinas and bike paths, as well as about 6 miles of sparkling white sand beaches and is considered one of the top five beaches in Palm Beach County. The island is closer to the warm Gulf Stream than any other point on the east coast of the United States which means that it offers a mild tropical year-round climate with a spectacular marine life and wild life.

Singer Island offer an ideal backdrop for the outdoor laid-back tropical lifestyle. With world-class diving, fishing, snorkeling and many different water sports not to mention sunbathing the island is a real tropical paradise. Only 45 miles from the Bahamas Singer Island is a Mecca for world-class sport fishing.

In addition, Singer Island is located 3 miles from North Palm Beach, 5.4 miles from West Palm Beach and 5.4 miles from Palm Beach Gardens and 10.6 miles from Jupiter. It’s proximity to US1 and I-95 provides easy access to world-class shopping, malls, equestrian events, entertainment and cultural venues, championship golf courses not to mention fine dining.

It is believed that Singer Island was originally purchased by Paris Singer as a gift for his mistress, who reportedly did not like it. Today it is a picturesque and upscale home for thousands of condo owners. The tallest of these is the 42-story Tiara. Branded living condominiums (The Ritz Carlton Residences), hotel condos (Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island), luxury condos, single-family homes, town houses, resorts, marinas, stores and restaurants dot the Singer Island strip all offering breathtaking, unobstructed views of the ocean and Intra-coastal waterway.

Bordered by the quiet sophistication of Palm Beach, the urban bustle of West Palm Beach and tranquil Palm Beach Gardens and North Palm Beach, Singer Island offers a natural, relaxed yet sophisticated island lifestyle. Currently there are 40+ condominium buildings, with approximately 5,000 individual condo units. Of the 2,500 single-family homes, a small portion are mid-century style giving the island variety and character.

Singer Island beach is home to some of the highest sea turtle nesting densities in the United States. The island is recognized as one of the most important nesting beaches in the United States for loggerheads, green sea turtles and leather-backs. Also know as part of the Goliath Coast, Singer Island is one of only a handful of locations in the world to view large gatherings of Goliath Grouper fish. This area is famous for incredible Manatee sightings and encounters. Singer Island is also home to celebrities in entertainment and sports as well as business leaders and public figures.

John D. MacArthur State Beach Park is the only state park in Palm Beach County. It occupies 438 acres of natural, undeveloped land bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Lake Worth Lagoon. It is home to incredible mangrove estuaries, tropical hardwoods, vegetated sand dunes, shore worn rock reefs not to mention miles of unspoiled beach and 22 species of animals that have been designated as threatened or endangered. It is world famous for sea turtle nesting and hatching.