For the last few years I’ve had the opportunity to live on Singer Island in Southeast Florida, just north of Palm Beach Island. Singer Island is a true barrier island and named after Paris Singer. For me, it’s a great place if you take Coastal photos, and a wonderful place to live.
The Town of Palm Beach Shores
I’ll have to check the town seal, it’s something catchy like ‘Best Little Town in Florida.’ And that is. Palm Beach Shores was founded by Arthur Edwards an English property developer. Originally the town was platted and founded by Paris Singer and all of the lots were sold in the 1920’s property boom but undeveloped. In the early 50’s, I’m guessing closer to after the war, Arthur Edwards purchased the south part of the island consisting of 240 acres. He wanted to create a livable town with three bed, two bath homes on 1/4 acre for reasonable price. Today, many of the homes are of the original size and architecture.
No Public Parking in Palm Beach Shores
Essentially it’s a private town. Either you live here or are staying at a Marriott timeshare resort or not. There is no public parking. Anywhere. There is a really nice park at the beach and parking lot, but you need a permit and they don’t really give permits, so there’s no parking. In the 50’s you had to have an issued metal dog tag to use the Town Beach facilities.
Big Thanks to Ocean Side Beach Service
I take picture of the sand, the beach and seafoam. Over a mile of beach is meticulously raked and cleaned every day by the guys at Ocean Side Beach Service. Big thanks to Sean, Nick, Potter, Jay, Chance, Dee, Cage and all the guys for all the effort and dedication.
Great Weather for Florida!
Often if afternoon showers are in the forecast, it won’t rain here on the island. Especially in the spring and summer, heat and moisture from the land and inland lakes becomes tropical showers, you can look east and see big thunderheads and storms and enjoy a fine sunny day at the beach. Sometimes the storms are just over the bridge on the mainland, where Singer Island is the eastern most land in Florida.
On the very southeast corner of Singer Island is a round concrete structure known as the pumphouse. You’ll see it in many pictures here on Coastal Foto. The pumphouse is awesome. Yeah it looks shitty and sometimes there is rust and the crane has a sexual undertone. With that said… it’s a blessing. The