Singer Island Beach at the Ocean Mall is a free, public beach frequented by tourists as well as locals seeking a “day at the beach”. Known as one of the widest beaches in Palm Beach County, the Singer Island beach has recently been renovated and is now even better than it was before! Improvements include landscaping, covered beach pavilions, tennis courts, restrooms, playground, picnic tables and grills. Lifeguards are on duty 7 days a week, for your protection and added safety while swimming or snorkeling in the clear, aqua-blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Free parking is available along Ocean Avenue and in the Ocean Mall parking lot.
Sailfish Marina Resort Restaurant is located on the Intracoastal Waterway at 98 Lake Drive in Palm Beach Shores and offers a spectacular view of the docked boats, Peanut Island, Intracoastal water traffic and a front row seat for viewing awesome sunsets while you relax at the bar with your favorite beverage or dine inside or outside on the patio. Local seafood is the star of the menu with daily features from the Chef, based on what is available to buy when the fishing boats come in that afternoon! The restaurant opens at 7 a.m. and is popular at breakfast time, especially on the weekends. The Grilled Dolphin Sandwich is one of my favorite choices for lunch and the ABACO Grouper entrée is my dinner choice. After dinner, be sure to stroll along the docks to view the boats or visit the Ship Store which offers a variety of tropical clothing, home accessories and gift items. http://www.sailfishmarina.com
One of the most recent improvements to Singer Island is the Ocean Mall, located west of the public beach. Free parking is available along Ocean Avenue and in the Ocean Mall parking lot while you shop, dine or enjoy a day at the beach. Need suntan lotion, a swimsuit or a beach chair? You can find everything you need for the beach (and beyond) at Wings! Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available at Two Drunken Goats Cantina and Johnny Longboats Tropical Grill. Stop in for an ice cream treat at Pop’s Costa Rican Creamery or for coffee and bagels at New York Bagels. There is even a 7-11 Store located in the mall, in case you need to pick up milk or bread before heading back home!
Palm Beach Shores, located at the southern tip of Singer Island is a paradise of nature as well as the creation of determined neighbors! Surrounded on three sides by water, this small peninsula is a popular destination for boaters and beachgoers.
The centerpiece of the “Best Little Town in Florida” is The Parkway, a brick paved walking path from the town fountain on Bamboo Road to the Inlet, where you can sit a spell and watch boats leaving and entering the Palm Beach Inlet.
Palm Beach Shores even has its own published book, The Best Little Town in Florida, a pictorial history and related stories compiled by Tom Mills, a former mayor of Palm Beach Shores. This very informative and interesting book is available for sale in the gift shop at Sailfish Marina.
Two Drunken Goats Cantina
Waterfront dining on Singer Island is very popular with tourists, as well as locals. Two Drunken Goats Beach Cantina, located at 2509 Ocean Avenue in the Singer Island Ocean Mall, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a beachfront view. This is a great place to relax, have a drink and enjoy great food in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Menu offerings feature your favorites foods from South of the Border and North of the Border. One of my favorites is their Singer Island Burger, 10 oz. of delicious beef with tomato, American cheese and bacon topped with a fried egg on a toasted bun – so juicy they come with a hot towel! Enjoy the sounds of Motown on Sunday afternoons. For the story behind the name, Two Drunken Goats, visit their website: http://twodrunkengoats.net/Our_Story.html
MacArthur Beach State Park – The Only State Park in Palm Beach County
Located at the Northern end of Singer Island on a barrier island, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is an “island in time”, preserving the natural heritage of the subtropical coastal habitat that once covered southeast Florida. It is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Lake Worth Lagoon. Present and future generations will discover and experience this environmental treasure, thanks to the foresight of a land donation from John D. MacArthur and the State of Florida.
In addition to the pristine beach, which offers swimming, snorkeling and fishing, visitors will also enjoy many other amenities when they visit John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. A good place to begin your visit is at the Nature and Welcome Center. Join a daily morning walking tour from 10 to 11 led by a Park Naturalist.
Park admission is $5.00 for carloads up to 8 persons and $4.00 for a single occupant vehicle or motorcycle. The park is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to sunset. Call 561-624-6952 for more information or visit their website at http://www.macarthurbeach.org/