Riviera City Beach Snorkeling
The 18th most popular snorkel dive spot in Florida Southeast.
Saturday 19 November 2016 06:39 GMT
North of Miami and West Palm Beach on Singer Island, the snorkeling off Riviera City Beach is known for its numerous manmade, artificial reefs offshore. The manmade reefs are located about 100 feet offshore off the north end of City Beach. Over the years, the artificial reefs have been expanding. For the optimal conditions, you will want to try snorkeling at Ocean Reef Park two hours prior to two hours after hightide on windless, low surf days. You can expect to see a variety of marine life amongs the sand flats with some rocks, including nurse sharks.
While snorkeling Riviera Beach on Singer Island, try checking out the snorkeling at Blue Heron Bridge in Phil Foster Park. There are statues of hammerhead sharks in 10 foot deep water.
To reach the snorkeling in southeast Florida by air, there are several options. The most popular option is to fly into Miami International Airport (MIA), which is served by all major US and international airlines. Also nearby, a potentially lower cost option is to fly into Ft Lauderdale airport (FLL). From either of these airports, you can rent a car to drive to the dive site, but watch out for automated cash-less toll highways along the way. Head north on US95 to Exit #76. Continue east on West Blue Heron Boulevard (SR708) through the city of Riviera Beach and across Blue Heron Bridge.
Overall, Riviera City Beach is the 18th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 24 snorkeling dives in Florida Southeast. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Riviera City Beach including Peanut Island, Coral Cove Park, Bathtub Reef, Ocean Reef Park, Fort Pierce Inlet State Park and Jaycee Park.