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Peanut Island

2400 North Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33480
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Type: Islands, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/day tour
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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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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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107 reviews 107 reviews
12 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A great place to dock your bought. A fun people watching place as well as an excellent area to snorkel!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Not sure why this is a favorite of so many locals other than low expectations. I will admit that it is extremely clean but that is about where it ends. Keep in mind the whole island was built out of dredging so the "beach" is not a natural creation. The snorkeling is terrible (one or two types of fish, no... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a good outing for out of town guests as well as residents. If you live here, snorkeling or water fun might be your pleasure. It is not your typical beach; it is slope-y and rocky, but if you spend most of the time in the water that won't matter. What is nice for out-of-towners, is the water taxis... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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256 reviews 256 reviews
89 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is the old Kennedy bunker site. Their is the actual bunker then you can walk around the Island. This is about a one hour self guided tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went camping on peanut island for Halloween. The number that we got for the regular island ferry gave us directions that took us to a dead end construction area. We found out that we needed to go down 13th st instead. Once we got there and took care of parking, we only had to eat a... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We spent the day on the island and will go back to camp in the future. It is a great place for all water activities or just to lay around. The snorkeling is the best around 1:30 when the blue water comes in from the ocean. There were lots of moon jellyfish...watch out. Also, be careful around the shower areas,... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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154 reviews 154 reviews
34 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This island is a five minute (yet $14 round-trip) ride from the Sailfish Marina. The five minutes is a plus given the grumpy captain who runs the boat, who complained we were "like cattle, and kept coming" in a loud tone of voice as we boarded. I suspect there are other ways to get there but we didn't know of... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Good place for kids of you stay east side of island. Camping in the middle for a fee. Or free on the north west side. Good sand. Nice and clean beach!

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Florida
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203 reviews 203 reviews
55 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Like many others I've been in South Florida for years without realizing this little gem was out there. We visited during the week so it was quiet which is nice. The place seems nice for snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle-boarding. The maritime museum and the JFK bunker are nice for one 30-minutes visit and that's that. They charge $14 per person... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This place is kept in absolutely great shape considering how many people come here on a popular weekend. The snorkeling is great and the amenities on the island are more than you'd expect. Can't wait until there is a replacement for the old Tiki bar restaurant.

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