By Scott S. Bateman
A Singer Island vacation is a chance to visit one of the lesser-known islands in Florida. It offers fewer crowds and much more quiet.
Singer Island is actually a peninsula rather than an island. It is about five miles long, one half mile wide and 1,600 acres in size.
It consists mainly of the city of Riviera Beach, the town of Palm Beach Shores, Lost Tree Village and John D. MacArthur Beach State Park.
Singer has one main road, North Ocean Drive, which runs straight north and south. Hotels line the east side of the road. They also face the ocean along with more than seven miles of white sand beaches.
The west side of the road has many homes, condos and access points to boating.
Things to Do
Unlike major destinations such as Myrtle Beach SC, Singer Island is not known for attractions other than its beach.
But it is close to many major attractions in the West Palm Beach and central Florida area.
Weather and Best Times to Go
Visitors will find that the weather is much like the rest of the east coast of central Florida.
The average high temperatures reach into the mid-70s Fahrenheit during the winter and the 80s and sometimes 90 degrees during the rest of the year.
Snowbirds will find that winter is a popular time to go. Spring has the best combination of warm temperatures and low risk of rain.
Singer Island Shopping
Singer Island doesn’t have much shopping on the island proper. But it does have quite a few malls, outlets and shopping centers within a short driving distance.
The island is somewhat unusual because of the high ratio of condo developments to hotels. While the ocean side is occupied by commercial developments, the western side is lined with homes, many of which also are rentals.
Where is Singer Island?
Singer Island is on the east coast of Florida just 13 miles from Palm Beach International Airport and 60 miles from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
The largest nearby city is West Palm Beach. It is 80 miles north of Miami and 175 miles south of Orlando.