RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA
Palm Beach County ~t r I>;
Part A--General Information
Riviera Beach is on the East Coast of Florida, four miles north of West Palm
Beach. It is on Lake Worth.and the Atlantic Ocean. The elevation is approxi-
mately 19 feet.
U. S. Highway 1 and Florida Highway A-l-A pass through Riviera Beach. The
Florida East Coast Railway and the Seaboard Air Line Railroad provide rail
service. Bus service is provided by Greyhound Lines and Glades Motor Lins.
Air service from West Palm Beach is provided by Ban American, Eastern Air
Lines, East Coast Air Service, and National Air Lines.
Palm Beach County had a population of 112,311 in 1945. The population of
Riviera Beach was 2,512.
(From observations at Hypoluxo, Florida-.)
Normal Normal Normal Normal
Temperature Rainfall Temperature Rainfall
January 67.2 3.02 July 81.3 5,13
February 67.4 3.02 August 81.7 5M90
March 70.2 2,84 September 80.8 8.42
April 73.1 3.74 October 77.7 9.58
May 76.7 4.98 November 72.3 3.48
June 79.5 7.34 December 68.4 1,99
Annual 74.7 59'44
5. Ma.pr Sources of Income:
Commercial fishing is the main source of income.
Part B--Recreation and Entertainment
1. Special Events:
Sailboat.races in March
2. Athletic Events:
3. Tourist Clubs:
4. Recreational Clubs:
5. Civic Organizations:
6. Fraternal Organizations:
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7. Organized Entertainment:
8, Recreational Facilities:
Very fine beach.
Quail, dove, and deer are found in this section. It is approximately five
miles to unposted hunting grounds. Hunting guides and hunting lodges are not
Salt water fish are caught in Lake Worth and the Atlantic Ocean. Fishing
camps and fishing guides are not available. Approximately 25 charter fishing
boats operate from the docks at Riviera Beach. Captain Ken Black, c/o Latons
Park, is president of Charter Boat Association.
Riviera Beach has forty tourist courts with accommodations for approximately
3,000 persons, and ten trailer parks with accommodations for 750 persons.
There are several good eating places.