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Introduction & History

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The city of Riviera Beach is located along the Atlantic shores of southeast Florida in Palm Beach County. With a population of more than 30,000 residents, Riviera Beach is home to one of the most impressive beaches in the southeastern United States. Boasting an average year-round temperature of 75 degrees, Riviera Beach proudly calls itself the “Best Waterfront City in Which to Live, Work, and Play.”




Riviera Beach carries a rich history starting with our Native Americans 800 years ago who lived on fish, occassional small game, berries and roots; through Judge Heyer and the Oak Lawn Hotel; Charles N. Newcomb; and Paris Singer and his Island. The booklet A History of Riviera Beach, Florida published by the Bicentennial Commission of Riviera Beach, Florida in 1976 is still a great source of information today. We are proud to present this booklet in PDF format (4.25MB) on our Web site. 

History Booklet




Along the waterfront in Riviera Beach, residents and tourists enjoy the city’s shops, restaurants, and spectacular attractions. The waterfront marketplace draws in crowds of tourists headed for the cruise ships; the Port of Palm Beach is located right in Riviera Beach, and the Bahamas Celebration cruise ship departs every other day.


Contact Information

Economic and Business Development

Office of the City Manager
City of Riviera Beach | 561.812.6597
1485 W 15th Street, Riviera Beach, FL 33404