Current Issue Patch. Embroidered on black twill, backed with Velcro, full size colored patch. Boynton Beach is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida. Despite the city's name, it has no beachfront; rather, it is located across the Intracoastal Waterway from the oceanfront municipalities of Ocean Ridge and Briny Breezes. In 1894, two years before Henry Morrison Flagler built his railroad, a former American Civil War Major named Nathan Boynton first set eyes on the area that now bears his name. Boynton Beach was originally incorporated in 1920 as the Town of Boynton. The name "Boynton Beach" actually was first used by a community that broke off from Boynton in 1931. In 1939 that first Boynton Beach changed its name to Ocean Ridge. The Town of Boynton itself took the name "Boynton Beach" in 1941.