Peanut Island Park

Peanut Island Park, Riviera Beach: Address, Phone Number, Peanut Island Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Peanut Island Park
4.5
Reefs • Islands • Beaches • Nature & Wildlife Areas • Parks
About
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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Christopher P
Roosevelt, UT509 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
Take a ferry, kayak, or other watercraft over to Peanut Island. We went with another couple. It was great exploring the island, relaxing on the beach, and snorkeling. It was February, and we had a few jellyfish, but we still saw a great variety of fish. The restrooms were spotless. We are excited to venture back soon.
Written November 25, 2021
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47Pols
New York City, NY40 contributions
Aug 2021
Lots of great, beautiful fish at the reefs. The island is mellow and lovely. However, Fri - Sun it gets SUPER crowded with people anchoring their boats there and many others taking the shuttle boat over. We went a few times last week and on Sunday almost the entire island reeked of marijuana.
Written August 23, 2021
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Mae m
Rock Hill, SC7 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Good: Generous picnic tables that are spread out under shaded areas, lots of trees with grills, good shades special in summer. Shelters and tables are first come per served. The water is shallow and calm, great with small kids and people who don't like waves. Love that there are restrooms and showers. I can't rate the snorkling part since we did not do that, however I didn't see any interesting thing to justify snorkling since the water is pretty clear, you can see what is under without going underwater.
CONS: sand is rocky with shells, especially by the shore, it is painful to walk barefoot, you need water shoes to protect your feet and comfortable to walk. Ferry was expensive, $14.38 for a very short round trip. It should be unlimited with that price. If you forgot something, want to go to the store for a quick trip, then go back you have to pay another $14.38. Like one of the reviewer said, the lady on the ticket booth was very rude, didn't get her name but I'm pretty sure we are referring to the same person.
Written August 4, 2021
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MelB
6 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
We spent most of our week long vacation right here snorkeling around the water. It was breath taking and such a fun place. There are a decent amount of boaters that anchor up here, but so much space for everyone to still enjoy the natural beauty!!
Written July 28, 2021
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midiala l
Miami, FL79 contributions
Jul 2021
Peanut Island was awsome. Great for family adventures. Its just a short ferry ride. Going out from Rivera marina only $12 bucks per person. You can take you beach wagon, beach chairs, umbrellas, food. NO alcohol. Awsome place to snorkle. Take your own snorkle because they do charge $20 bucks per snorkle. There is not food on the island no restaurant. There are bathroom and shower. There are picnic tables and barbeques. You must go early because its first come first serve. The water is crystal clear.
Written July 6, 2021
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mish40
New York9 contributions
Jun 2021
Kayaking over to Peanut Island was easy and we went on a calm water day. I would recommend snorkeling near the rock outcrops and was surprised to see the variety of fish. The water was shallow closer to the beach and makes it easier for less
experienced snorkelers. Make sure to wear reef safe mineral sunscreen to protect the coral reef and fish. There are bathrooms on the island but no other amenities. Nice trails to walk the island.
Written July 4, 2021
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jp
Chicago, IL2 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Total scam, $12 for a ferry? They have a two boat fleet. Not worth it. Bernadette was rude. I think she hated her job.They stop shuttling at 5p. I would never take the shuttle again.
Written June 27, 2021
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Lennie H
Lake Mary, FL296 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
The best day of our vacation. Peanut Island State Park is impeccably maintained with paved pathways and lots of picnic areas and ample shade. The water was clear with lots of colorful fish to see. The array rivals some of the best snorkeling we've done in the Caribbean. The Peanut Island Shuttle Boat was well worth the $12.
Written June 10, 2021
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SALeeReview
Commerce Township, MI62 contributions
Mar 2021
You have to take a pontoon boat (or your own boat) to this island but it's literally a 10 minute ride. The island is really nice with picnic tables, lots of beach and a path all the way around the island to walk. If you want to snorkel you really need to go at high tide, as the water gets too shallow at low tide.
Written April 11, 2021
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Kristian K
155 contributions
Apr 2021
Beautiful little island that is easy to get to. Safe snorkeling. Not a lot of “riff raff” because folks have to pay to ferry over and there is no alcohol allowed ($12 per person ferry). Nice to stand in the water and watch the kids swim. Fun to watch huge private watercraft go by. Not much in the way of fish... kids saw a sting ray and jelly fish. Some really nice fish were under the dock, but they didn’t venture to the “snorkel area”. Still, a fun fairly inexpensive time for a family of 4.
Written April 8, 2021
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