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Address: Riviera Beach, FL 33404
Phone Number:
+1 561-845-4445

This unique eighty acre tropical park is situated in the Intracoastal...

This unique eighty acre tropical park is situated in the Intracoastal Waterway near the Lake Worth Inlet in close proximity to Phil Foster Park, the City of Riviera Beach, and the Port of Palm Beach.

The park is a favorite destination for boaters and provides numerous recreational opportunities for visitors. Fishing and snorkeling are popular activities in the beautiful clear waters that surround the island. Guarded and unguarded swimming beaches provide the perfect access for bathers of all ages to enjoy the sun and fun. For visitors looking for an overnight experience, a twenty-site Campground is available for tent campers by reservation only and reservations can be made by contacting the park office..

Local Attraction:

Palm Beach Maritime Museum and John F. Kennedy Bunker.

(Not operated by Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation)

Water Taxi Services (independently owned and operated):

Captain Joe's Peanut Island Ferry aboard the Seafare

Palm Beach Water Taxi

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Sun and Snorkeling

Peanut Island has some of the best FREE snorkeling around. All you need is your own snorkeling gear! The beach is a little small in spots but was well worth the trip over. I will... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Medford, Massachusetts
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Medford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Peanut Island has some of the best FREE snorkeling around. All you need is your own snorkeling gear! The beach is a little small in spots but was well worth the trip over. I will be back even time I visit!

1 Thank meggels2911
New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Peanut Island primarily to go snorkeling and I was not prepared at how beautiful the island itself was going to be. We took a very short ferry over from Sailfish Marina Resort for about $12 roundtrip. Great resort grounds, friendly staff. On the island, we did the loop around it before heading into the water. It only took... More 

3 Thank rykos
Sugar Land
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here after the majestic Princess cruise. There's a ferry that will take you to the island for $12 per person. We toured the Coast Guard house and bunker and found that extremely interesting. That cost another $12 per person There's also a nice area on the island for snorkeling and we will probably go back to explore the rest... More 

3 Thank Greg W
Homestead, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went this past weekend and because I misunderstood I left all our beach gear in the car. But beside that I found it to be a nice little place to get wet.

2 Thank leolah001
Penfield, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth going for the day with your family. Found out they have weddings and other partys on the island. Can see why. The picnic area are great. It looks like a tropical island with the grass huts

2 Thank AuntCindi
South Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Living in a state with hundreds of miles of beach makes it hard to justify the cost and inconvenience of getting to Peanut Island Park. Once there, your experience depends on how annoying or obnoxious other visitors around you are being. It was hard to find a quiet place to relax. While there, we explored the Kennedy Bunker (a place... More 

2 Thank David S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

There are many different things to do but a lot does depend on the weather. We went on a cloudy windy day but enjoyed our experience. It is not a manicured park but rather rustic with plenty of picnic tables and restrooms There are numerous small beaches and one larger area for snorkeling People were snorkeling the day we were... More 

2 Thank daylilly50
Wellington, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A day trip to this island across from sailfish marina is a wonderful reprieve from a long work week. There's the JFK bunker, the nature trails, public bathrooms and you can also snorkel on a separate area. Needless to say you can come here for a day a recharge your batteries for a week.

4 Thank Alberto M
Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

We've been to Palm Beach Shores many times over the past 10 years and have never gone to Peanut Island. We spent a delightful 3 hours walking and touring the JFK Bunker. We went on a Thursday since the bunker is open for tours, and not too busy. When you take the boat ride from Riveria Beach, your ticket entitles... More 

5 Thank tlscorpio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

enjoyed myself snorkeling it was on a Thursday so it wasn't crowded. We also did the bunker tour it was informative.

Thank Mark H

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