Ocean Ridge has a name just generic enough that it could be anywhere sea-adjacent, and it’s a point of local pride that people who live elsewhere in the Palm Beaches have no idea where it lies. The town sits on the most oceanward thrust of land next to Boynton Beach (which, logically, is the original name of Ocean Ridge), sandwiched between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic. Most of Ocean Ridge lies on the main barrier island, but it includes two inlet-side islands built from dredged material from the waterway. That makes for a lot of water in a very small town, and its 2 square miles are almost evenly divided between sea and firmament. Locals take advantage of this, and the town has active marinas with jetties that host fishing boats, pleasure boats, and personal watercraft.