Singer Island, Palm Beach Shores, Florida


*a neat rainy morning, though it was brief and didn't ruin the day, as you can see by the sunset that evening, click on pic's to enlarge

Singer Island is named for Paris Eugene Singer, the 23rd child of Isaac Singer, the sewing machine magnate. Sub-tropical weather, and water all around. Beach vacations here are becoming quite popular. Though historically Inlet City (Palm Beach Shores in 1906) was nothing more than a location for fisherman and squatters. Fisherman dried their cotton fish nets out, because there was land there to do so.

Time passes, the rich and famous live now in West Palm Beach, just a short distance away. The land dredged out to help ships pass through the inlet helped to form Singer Island. Built for the wife of Mr. Singer to enjoy her summer home.

Beautiful landscape with the ocean on one side, and shipping inlet on the other. The Island is only a couple of blocks wide. In addition to beautiful sunrises and sunsets; walking the beach, laying out getting a tan, you can enjoy watching all the ships that come and go. Some are pleasure boats (we saw Tiger Woods boat on 2 occasions), some are freighters carrying cargo, some fishing vessels, tugs; and beautiful sailboats.

We stayed at Marriott's Ocean Pointe and I highly recommend it. Beautiful accomodations, several pools because sometimes you want the pool over the sand, children's play area's, exercise rooms, balcony's to enjoy the views, poolside bar and grill for snacks. And because the Island is so small, there are several nice restaurants within walking distance for dinner; as well places for a quick pick up lunch or dinner like subway. You can grill out in one of the many grills, you can cook in your room as the one and two bedroom facilities have full kitchens. Even the efficiency has a small kitchen area with microwave, and fridge so breakfast and lunch are easy options. We met 2 couples staying in the efficiency side (which are quite roomy), and they were so well organized they cooked out almost every night from the food in their rooms. The kitchen's are equiped with table settings, glasses etc.

Bathing beauties we weren't; but we did enjoy lounging on the beach. You can rent chairs, and umbrella's right there on the beach. The building's in the background are some of those at Ocean Pointe.Add to Technorati Favorites
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  1. that place is looking absolutely marvelous.awesome pics,i just love this.

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  2. Florida is one place I really love to visit one of these days...I am in fact planning to bring the whole family with me...we will be migrating in the next couple of years...so I'll be visiting all those beautiful places you've visited. Thanks for sharing all these info.

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  3. Although I've been to Florida several times I have never visited this area sounds like a great time.

    Sandy you can try this page to see if it's the plug-in you're looking for. http://www.bloggerplugins.org/2008/06/top-commentators-widget-for-blogger.html

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  4. We had a Singer before, it was my late grandma's bestfriend. :)

    What a relaxing place for a holiday. It's nice to have everything you need when on a vacation.

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  5. Sounds like a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the scenery! The hotel looks beautiful too! Now I want to go to Florida!

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  6. I WANT TO BE ON THE BEACH WITH YOU! I need some sunshine BAD. And I bet you WERE a bathing beauty - you are just modest ;) Did you find any sea glass?

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  7. I saw the beach, so I came to explore.
    This sandy beach looks like a great place for a pug like me to run on. And make some sand castles.
    The rooms in this hotel are spectacular
    love
    tweedles

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  8. Really this place is awesome. Very beautiful pics
    Excellent photography, I love the first 2 pic (I love those type of clouds) and that bedroom is superb.

    Thanks.

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  9. When i visit to this blog, I get a lot of knowledge. I'll come and visit again, You too come over to my blog.

    Lyn Lyn
    www.asiantraveler.co.cc

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  10. Good Morning Sandy,
    Never been to that part of Florida but might just have to mosey that way on a vacation. I would like to see Tiger's craft pass by a time or two. Thanks for checking up on me and continuing to visit my blog. I'm pretty slack these days on posting, but I will get back in the groove soon.

    Friends 4 Life!

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  11. It looks like a great place for a relaxing vacay!

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  12. OH...I want to go there now. Hear the waves...feel the warm air....not shiver! Beautiful photos as usual!

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  13. thank you for your blog, it's look like im also travelling those places.

    Please link to my blog ...thanks a lot

    ALL HOBBYIST

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  14. Hey Sandy!
    I am so envious of you because you have all the luxury to travel around the world! LOL
    It's one real great hobby that most people like. I am not a frequent traveler and I was not even out of my own country but there are lots of interesting places here that I would like everyone to know. Hopefully, one day I can create a travel blog like yours. ;)

    I've heard of Florida since my grandfather was able to visit the place. From your photos, it is truly relaxing and a perfect treat!

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  15. Again a lovely travel report from you and of course both exotic and tempting for a Norwegian :-)

    Btw: Thanks for the visit and nice comments about the Oslo Blog Gathering 2010. I'm crossing my fingers that you might be able to join despite a busy travel schedule. So keep checking on!

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  16. Wow the place is looks beautiful with the beach outside. I can imagine when the night come :)

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  17. Interesting places and nice pic.

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  18. We love to visit the different beaches here in FL. Since we live on the Gulf coast, most of our mini vacations have been on the Gulf side. These pics are beautiful and I loved your post.

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  19. Nice to know you had a great time at Ocean Pointe.The place looks tranquil and clean. Perfect for the whole family. It's been a while since my family had gone to the beach so we're really crossing our fingers that plans push through this month. best regards!

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  20. Hey Sandy,
    Just dropping by to say "Good Morning." It's always good to see the traveling suitcase stopping by my blog. Hope you have a super Saturday. It is beautiful in SW GA and I've got to get outside and get some unfinished projects completed. See ya!

    Friends 4 Life!

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  21. Couldn't find an email address for you. I left a response about the greeting cards. Send me an email and let me know what you would like to have for your prize.

    --Shaunalynn

    aandsparenting@gmail.com

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  22. I saw a documentary on television about Mr. Singer and of course, being the seamstress I am, it piqued my interest. I would love to visit this area.

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  23. I am SO jealous! I love Florida. I went once back in April and it is amazing. I love how people of ALL ages flock there! You have young ones and the older retirees. The beaches are amazing too! So much better than here in Southern California. The water is so clear and its warm, like bath water! AND not to meantion soo clean. In California beaches are cold due to the Pacific Current and extremely dirty in comparison. Damn oil wells ruin it too. OH Florida, I miss you =]

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  24. There are so many promising destinations and so many offered activities in Florida. The beach for example is one way to spend a wonderful Florida adventure and Palm Beach is one of the most visited. It is so far the most intimate and romantic area I'd ever been in Florida.

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