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Peanut Island

Address: 2400 North Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33480
Phone Number: 5618544445
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Owner description: Although there remains some question as to whether President Kennedy ever intended to use the 1960s...
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Owner description: Although there remains some question as to whether President Kennedy ever intended to use the 1960s bomb shelter built for him beneath this island, tourists come in droves to explore the bunker and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Visited Peanut Island for only 2 hours and couldn't get over how amazing the island is. If you're into exotic fish and hermit crabs, this place is for you! Make sure to bring your snorkel gear and underwater camera or you'll regret it!

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Brookeville, Maryland, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We had an absolutely wonderful afternoon on Peanut Island! We took the ferry over ($10/person, round trip). We walked around the entire island and relaxed on the beach for a while. Best $20 we spent on our vacation!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Surrounded by ocean, these camp plots are great. You can have a fire in designated spots. Great fishing spots. All round a great weekend

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Peanut Island truly has something for everyone. You get there by taking the ferry from Capt. Joe; it's a 10 minute ride, $10 per person of any age. It was our kids' first time snorkeling and Peanut Island is the perfect place to practice because there are hardly any waves and the abundant fish are literally just 20-30 feet from... More 

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Wattsburg
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I was surprised at how nice Peanut island really is. We walked the perimeter and enjoyed most of it holding hands. Sand, seashells, tropical fish...and a bomb shelter built for a President Kennedy. As my undergrad was in history, I was hoping for more interpretation at the shelter. I'd prefer a docent over a tour guide. If the shelter interests... More 

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Ottawa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Peanut Island, created from sludge dredged out to maintain the inlet waterway, is now a great park for picnicking, snorkeling, walking and visiting the Coast Guard Station Museum and Kennedy Bunker. The original 1920s plan to make the inlet island a shipping terminal for peanut oil produced inland was abandoned but the name stuck. We took a water taxi ($12... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Take the boat tour to see the famous homes then get dropped off at Peanut Island. Wear a bathing suit and bring a cooler for lunch and drinks. The sand is lovely and the kids can walk in the water. A great trip for the little ones. And, don't forget the sand toys!

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Eastern Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I went to this island a few days ago with family members. We took the ferry ride over (Joe's). The island is beautiful, has what looks like very nice campsites. We went snorkeling and swimming, saw various fishes. All in all, highly recommend this for a day trip!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

$10 round trip boat ride gets you out to this little island where you can snorkle comfortably, eat at an old fashioned store, or just laze away at the beach. Boat will drop you off either at the dock or at the eatery if you ask ahead of time.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Peanut Island is a man made island across from Palm Beach which came about when the inlet was developed in1920. In 1936 the Coast Guard built a station and boat house. In1961, at the time of the Cuban Missle Crisis, the government built a fallout bunker for President Kennedy, who had a home nearby on Palm Beach. You can tour... More 

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