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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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Nice place to snorkel

We went snorkeling here. Took the ferry over from the Sailfsh Marina. We wanted to take a few beers and just relax, but you have to have them covered. You technically aren't... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Brenda J
Myerstown, Pennsylvania
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Myerstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went snorkeling here. Took the ferry over from the Sailfsh Marina. We wanted to take a few beers and just relax, but you have to have them covered. You technically aren't supposed to have alcohol unless you are camping there, but the ranger said a coozie over the can is ok. Saw lots of fish, the water was beautiful.

Thank Brenda J
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

WOW! never seen so many fishes, types, colors, sizes, thousands of school fishes...amazing. Make sure to go in a High Tide to see them.. Wear water shoes (rocky) and bring your own food (no food vendors in the island). Bathrooms, showers, grills, picnic tables are available. Watertaxi with Captain Joe was $10 RT (cash only). Very well maintained Island! Kudos... More 

Thank HappyTraveler201
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Went to check out the island. The ferry is $10 per person there and back which was fine. Once you get there the tour of JFK's Bunker is another $15 the island it self is ok a few people were snorkeling lots of fish to see they literally swim right next to you. There are some rocks in the water... More 

Thank Dashawn S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This place is beyond fantastic for just off The beach snorkeling and well worth the trip! The water is turquoise and clear and the fish are awesome! A few tips- Visit the website! It has beach conditions and tons of great information. You can call and speak to someone too! Peanut Island Park and Recreation - Palm Beach County ***Make... More 

1 Thank Beautifulwaterseeker
West Palm Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I'm a local boater and Peanut Island is not what it used to be. My wife, daughter and myself took our boat out late in the day on 9/4 and it was disappointing to say the least. Every Tom, Dick and Harry now has a boat and or jet ski and that's okay but not everyone (maybe 1/2) respect the... More 

1 Thank avidtraveler35
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

SNORKELING is amazing!!! It was a blast for my wife, myself, and our 7 year old daughter. The water was very calm but it's about 5 feet deep so I would recommend a vest for younger kids. We went on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, I can't imagine that the island could possibly be much more crowded, but the... More 

1 Thank Kyle W
Texas City, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We drove two hours to go to Peanut Island and it was definitely worth it. The water was crystal clear and there were tons of fish. We snorkeled for 4 hours until the tide went out. You definitely want to get there at high tide. The water taxi was $10 each and is the only way to get there (unless... More 

1 Thank Stephen F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Did some snorkelling there. Lots beach and easy access snorkelling. Well kept bathroom and changing facilities. Lots of benches to have your picnic lunch on. Captain joes water taxi service excellent. Highly recommend.

1 Thank UKNYC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

A little bit of history - JFK bunker is interesting ride on boat to island is pleasent overall a nice day out

1 Thank Gerald G
Saugus, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

very nice short ferry ride. great place to snorkel, fish, kayak or just relax on the beautiful island and lagoon.

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