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Peanut Island Park

Riviera Beach, FL 33404
+1 561-845-4445
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Nothing but fun

We have been visiting the area for years but never made the trip to the island. Or loss! What a... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Nancy L
New Egypt, New Jersey
via mobile
Beauty in a nut shell

Our family left out of the Rivera Marina on the Mantee Queen to spend the day snorkeling. The boat... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
alicia c
Smithfield, North Carolina
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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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Riviera Beach, FL 33404
+1 561-845-4445
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting the area for years but never made the trip to the island. Or loss! What a great place! The ferry ride from the Sailfish Marina was quick and easy. Then, at the island, there were paved walkways all over the island....More

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Our family left out of the Rivera Marina on the Mantee Queen to spend the day snorkeling. The boat leaves every 15 to 20 min 12 dollars per person. The boat ride was all of 10 min .The captain explained the history of the island...More

2  Thank alicia c
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Great place to visit! Can also camp with prior approval.... There are grills if you bring charcoal and food for picnic. Covered areas and nice swimming areas.

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This was the highlight of our family FL trip. We traveled with my 2 year old toddler, my parents and my teen age brother. The day spent on peanut island is everyone's favorite. Snorkeling was absolutely gorgeous. One tip is to make sure that you...More

1  Thank wwjwenjing
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Easy accessed by the water taxi from Sailfish marina, peanut island has some of the best snorkeling in the area. Lots of fish and calm water make for a wonderful experience for all ages.

Thank June K
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Saw an amazing number of fish including parrotfish, cuttlefish, barracuda, angel fish, nudibranch... and the cove for snorkeling is great for beginners and kids. The current can be strong towards the rocks in front of the lifeguard chair so be careful on that side. Worth...More

1  Thank Courtney W
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We went here for spring break this year. It's a great little place and you can go snorkeling for free. Just grab your gear and come on. The ferry ride over is very nice. It's a cute little island and it has great beaches and...More

1  Thank Dinkswife
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Five of us including a 3 and 5 year old went to the island today. It starts with a short ferry ride. You need to take everything with you as although there was a very small shop it didn't appear to be open whilst we...More

Thank foody12345376
Reviewed 4 April 2017

A five minute boat ride get you here. Some families bring big coolers and grills and spend the day. This was once an active Coast Guard Station, and the first building you will see is the boathouse, now the welcome center. The big house is...More

1  Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I'm not comfortable taking kids to the beaches on Florida's east coast. Beaches drop off too steeply and the waves are too big for the littler ones. Peanut Island is the answer unless you want to drive 2 or 3 hours over to the west...More

Thank Tootsie64
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Karen O
Can I bring my dogs?
16 June 2017|
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Response from June K | Reviewed this property |
Stephanie R
Are we allowed to camp?
26 May 2017|
Response from edfernandez2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but you have to reserve a spot and I'm sorry I don't know a number to call. Best wishes.
Elizabeth c
Is there an outlet to plug in electronics on the island?
20 May 2017|
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Response from Patrick S | Reviewed this property |
There is electricity on the island, but you would have to ask the nice lady in the boat shed if you could use some.