Briny Breezes–the campground that became a town..

Briny Breezes, Florida,

View of the Briny Breezes Trailer Park: Delray Beach, Florida – 1963.

Briny Breezes is a town in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. The population was 411 at the 2000 census. Briny Breezes (or “Briny” as it is known locally) is a small coastal community of approximately 488 mobile homes along State Road A1A. Briny is a private community consisting mostly of “Snowbirds” from the Northeast, Midwest, and Canada. It and Ocean Breeze Park are the only two mobile home parks in Florida that are incorporated towns.

In the 1920s, the land housed a strawberry farm owned by Michigan lumberman Ward Miller. Around the time of the Great Depression, he allowed tourists, who brought their trailers down from the North, to camp on his land. He began advertising the land by placing flyers in Northern newspapers, such as the Chicago Tribune, that touted Briny’s “$3 a week rent.” In 1958, Miller wanted to retire and made an offer to the campers to buy the land: $2,000 per lot and $2,500 for those near the water. The campers brought their assets together and the town was incorporated on March 19, 1963, complete with its own mayor and post office.

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